Nominations open!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Accepting submissions now until October 4!

PILnet’s Global Awards celebrate and honor the extraordinary efforts made by you to strengthen civil society, advance social change, and protect the public interest.

Again this year, since the Global Forum is virtual, PILnet will be collecting video submissions for the Global Awards. Videos should be less than three minutes long and must describe:

  • Your project and its impact, including how this project has achieved a significant, positive impact through pro bono legal work,
  • The legal resources and types of engagement that were deployed during this project, and
  • Whether this project demonstrates possibilities for future collaboration.

PILnet will compile a shortlist of projects and then the 2021 Forum participants will vote on the best project in each category.

 

Nominate a Project

PILnet Global Partnership Award

Definition: This award recognizes the best, innovative pro bono legal project undertaken as a cross-sectoral collaboration with an impact felt in more than one country.

Eligible collaborative projects can be undertaken by law firms or in-house counsel at corporations working with NGOs, social enterprises, or community organizations. Projects involving multiple organizations are also eligible for consideration. Anyone can nominate a global partnership that meets this criteria.

Project period: Eligible projects should be substantially completed or set to achieve full or partial impact between 1 July 2020 and 1 July 2021. If a project started earlier than 1 July 2020, its major activities and achievements must be demonstrated in the designated time-frame.

PILnet Local Impact Award

Definition: This award recognizes the best, innovative pro bono legal project with an impact felt at the local or national level.

Eligible projects can be collaborations or independent projects and can be undertaken by law firms, in-house counsel at corporations, NGOs, bar associations, and/or the larger pro bono community. Anyone can nominate an impactful local  project that meets this criteria.

Project period: Eligible projects should be substantially completed or set to achieve full or partial impact between 1 July 2020 and 1 July 2021. If a project started earlier than 1 July 2020, its major activities and achievements must be demonstrated in the designated time-frame.

2020 Awards Winners

 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 PILnet Global Awards!

 

Publico Award: Greece Pro Bono Collaborative of Orrick, Dentons, Allen & Overy, Ashurst, White & Case, and Charles Russel Speechlys in partnership with ELIL (more)

 

Exemplary Partnership in the Public Interest: Legal Atlas for Street Children, from Baker McKenzie (more)

 

 Award for Local Pro Bono Impact: Research project on legal avenues to protect victims of domestic violence and femicide by La Fondation des Femmes, in partnership with TrustLaw, with the support of law firms DLA Piper and Blakes (more)

 

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PILnet’s Global Awards recognize the best pro bono legal projects undertaken in local and global contexts. PILnet’s key objective in bestowing these awards is to celebrate outstanding efforts, collaborative and independent, on behalf of civil society activities and public interest lawyering. Through the awards, PILnet also seeks to encourage the development of long-lasting, substantial partnerships and networks through which the legal community can better serve the public interest and advance social change.

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