2020 Awards

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 a global context. 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 and substantial partnerships and networks through which the legal community can better serve the public interest and advance social change.

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

Examples of collaboration could include: an NGO and a law firm, a social enterprise and a law firm, a company and individuals in a community, and so forth. A project involving more than one law firm and more than one NGO is equally eligible for consideration. Anyone can nominate an exemplary collaboration.

Project period: Eligible projects should be substantially completed or set to achieve full or partial impact in the 12 months prior to 1 July 2020. If a project started earlier than 1 July 2019, its major activities and achievements must be demonstrated in the designated time-frame.

Definition: This award honors the best innovative pro bono legal project at the local/national level.

Examples could include: Either partnerships or independent projects, undertaken by law firms, NGOs, bar associations, and/or the larger pro bono community. Anyone can nominate an innovative project that meets this criteria.

Project period: Eligible projects should be substantially completed or set to achieve full or partial impact in the 12 months prior to 1 July 2020. If a project started earlier than 1 July 2019, its major activities and achievements must be demonstrated in the designated time-frame.