Congratulations!

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. Congratulations to this year’s PILnet Global Awards Winners!

 

2021 PILnet Local Impact Award

Pro Bono Against Online Gender-Based Violence by Fernando Pombo Foundation, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Luz Casanova Foundation & Carlos III University

2021 PILnet Global Partnership Award

Accountability for Yazidi Survivors of Atrocities by Da’esh by Hogan Lovells, Lotus Flower Charity, and Global Survivors Fund

 

2021 PILnet Pro Bono Publico Award

ATLAS Women in recognition of the collective efforts of its members in response to the crisis in Afghanistan

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Nominations were submitted via short videos from around the world for projects that included sharing guidance on remote work during the pandemic, providing legal tech for refugees, and advocating for victims of domestic violence. Voting for both categories of the PILnet Global Awards was open to all 2021 Forum attendees.

All Nominees

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.

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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.