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.
Accepting submissions Now - September 10
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.
This year we have a new submission format and a new voting process! Since the Global Forum is virtual, PILnet will be collecting 3-minute long videos as submissions for the Global Awards. Then, based on a shortlist compiled by PILnet all 2020 Forum attendees will vote on the best project in each category.
PILnet’s Award for Exemplary Partnership in the Public Interest
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.
PILnet’s Award for Local Pro Bono Impact
This award honors the best innovative pro bono legal project at the local/national level. Nominations are open to both partnerships and independent projects, from law firms, NGOs, bar associations, and the wider pro bono community.
Find more information at Awards – PILnet