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Goldberg Kohn is proudly sponsoring the Public Interest Law Initiative's 45th Anniversary Awards Gala.

This special event is being held in place of PILI’s Annual Awards Luncheon to celebrate 45 years of engaging, inspiring and empowering those advancing equal access to justice. The Gala raises funds to support PILI’s future growth and celebrates the very best aspects of the legal profession: the generosity, expertise and commitment of the legal community helping those in need.

PILI has recognized Goldberg Kohn on numerous occasions for the firm's outstanding pro bono contributions. Firm Principal William C. Meyers is actively involved in PILI as a Member of its Board of Directors. 

The 2022 PILI Award recipients are:

  • Distinguished Public Service: Jose Rivero of Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti, P.C.
  • Pro Bono Initiative: Sidley Austin LLP
  • Distinguished Fellow Alumni: Sabreena El-Amin, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General
  • Distinguished Intern Alumni: Ruth Lopez-McCarthy, Senior Immigration Fellow at the State of Illinois

The Gala takes place Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at the Palmer House Hilton. CLICK HERE to register. 

About The Public Interest Law Initiative

Through its programs, PILI is advancing equal access to justice by connecting members of the legal community with those in need of legal assistance. The Law Student Internship Program and the Graduate Fellowship Program place law students and recent law school graduates at public interest law organizations, with PILI providing funding for their work as well as supplemental educational, networking and mentoring opportunities. The Alumni Network builds and maintains the connection between past PILI Interns and Fellows and the public interest law community through educational, networking, leadership and service opportunities. The Pro Bono Program works to increase the availability of pro bono legal help for those who cannot afford an attorney in Illinois by developing innovative pro bono opportunities, offering pro bono programming and resources, cultivating best practices, and celebrating the life-changing pro bono work performed throughout the state.