CBA Record July-August 2018

Chicago Bar Foundation Report

Seven exemplary attorneys recognized for outstanding work at the 20th Annual CBA and CBF Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon Honoring Careers of Dedication and Service

By Lauren Robinson CBF Summer Intern F or 20 years, The Chicago Bar Asso- ciation and Chicago Bar Founda- tion have annually recognized a number of exceptional lawyers who generously dedicate their time, expertise, and energy towards fighting for justice on behalf of Chicago’s most vulnerable people. On July 12, Chicago’s legal community gathered at this year’s Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon to celebrate seven extraordinary attorneys. While they represent a wide range of Chicago’s legal community, the 2018 award recipients all share a steadfast commitment to ensuring access to justice and inspiring those around them to do the same. These seven unsung heroes have impacted many lives through their work. They have protected immigrants fleeing persecution and terror, given people second chances at success, provided hope for chil- dren and families facing homelessness, and More information about the CBA and CBF Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon is available at chicagobarfoun-

(Left to right, top row) CBF Executive Director Bob Glaves, Incoming CBF President Carrie Di Santo, award recipients Lydia Sharp and Dean Harold Krent, event co-chair Paul Stephens, Carmen Nelson and Ruben Chapa (accepting an award for Mercedes Luque-Rosales), and event co-chair Steve Fus. (Bottom row) Award recipients Linda Coberly, Dolores Ayala, Patricia Nix-Hodes, and Anna Lozoya. Photos by Bill Richert.

the Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon, the CBF is also celebrating an anniversary—70 years of transforming justice through innovation. Since 1948, the CBF has been dedicated to bringing Chicago’s legal community together to improve access to justice for people in need and make the legal system more fair and efficient for everyone.

helped crime victims and human trafficking survivors, among many other vulnerable Chicagoans. Luncheon co-chairs Steven Fus of United Airlines and Paul Stephens of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun presented the awards in front of more than 700 members of the Chicago legal community at the Fairmont Hotel Chicago. As we mark the 20th anniversary of

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