Voting is Open

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.

Voting for both categories of the PILnet Global Awards is open to all 2022 Forum attendees! You must be registered for the event to vote. If you registered but did not receive a link to the voting form, please email us at [email protected]

Voting closes on Friday, October 7 at 5pm ET.

Judging will be based on the quality of the project, not the presentation or production value of the video. PILnet will compile a shortlist of projects and then the 2022 Forum participants will vote on the best project in each category. Winners will be announced at the 2022 PILnet Global Awards Dinner in Dublin on October 18.

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PILnet Global Partnership Award

Definition: This award recognizes the best, most 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 July 1, 2021 and July 1, 2022. If a project started earlier than July 1, 2021, its major activities and achievements must be demonstrated in the designated time-frame.

PILnet Local Impact Award

Definition: This award recognizes the best, most 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 July 1, 2021 and July 1, 2022. If a project started earlier than July 1, 2021, its major activities and achievements must be demonstrated in the designated time-frame.

About

PILnet’s Global Awards recognize the best pro bono legal projects undertaken in local and global contexts. PILnet’s goal 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.