CBA Record July-August 2018

andWhyWe Should Change the Constitution and Five Chiefs, which is a compendium of memories of each Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court that he served with–from Chief Justice Fred Vinson to our current Chief Justice John Roberts. Save the date and plan on attending this year’s Justice John Paul Stevens Awards Luncheon on Thursday, September 27. For more informa- tion or to make early reservations, contact Tamra Drees at 95th Annual Golf Outing The Association’s 95th Annual Golf Outing will be held on Tuesday, September 25, at Harborside International Golf Course, 11001 S. Doty Avenue, Chicago. Har- borside International is a favorite golf destination and among Chicago’s finest public courses. Harborside has country club fairways, well-manicured greens and plenty of trouble, e.g., high grassy rough, strategically placed traps (some look like small quarries) and enough water to capture those good looking but slightly errant tee shots. Golf Committee Chair James R. FortCamp, Seyfarth Shaw, and Golf Committee Secretary Angie Cruz are working hard to make this year’s outing the best ever. We’ll have a number of prizes including: longest drive, closest to the pin, etc., and a few fun challenges on the par three holes. We’ve kept the price at $195, which includes: golf, carts, lockers, lunch, and a buffet dinner with cocktails. The outing begins with lunch at 12:00 p.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Bring your golfing clients and join your colleagues from the bench and the bar for this fun afternoon. You and your guests are guaranteed to have a great time! For more information or to make reservations, con- tact Angie Cruz at CBA Open House Reception President Steven M. Elrod and YLS Chair Brandon E. Peck look forward to wel- coming members at the fall Open House Reception on Wednesday, September 26, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Join your colleagues from the bench and the bar, meet new friends, and the bar presidents from the World City Bar Leaders, who will be in Chicago for this year’s WCBL Confer-


More than 500 colleagues, friends, and relatives joined the celebration as The Lincoln Gavel of leadership was officially passed from Judge Thomas R. Mulroy to Steven M. Elrod at The Chicago Bar Association's 145th Annual Meeting, held Thursday, June 21 at The Standard Club of Chicago. CBA members greeted Elrod with song, and the perfunctory elements of the CBA's business meeting also occurred. The CBA welcomes incoming President Steven M. Elrod and eagerly anticipates the upcoming bar year! Photo by Bill Richert.

S ave the date for the 19th Annual Justice John Paul Stevens Awards Luncheon on Thursday, September 27 in the Grand Ballroom at the Standard Club. Each year, the Association honors lawyers and judges whose legal careers best exemplify Justice Stevens’ integrity and commitment to public service. The Justice John Paul Stevens Award is the Association’s highest honor and members are encouraged to nominate candidates for this distinguished award. The deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2018 Justice John Paul Stevens Award has been extended to Friday, August 10. Nomina- tions should be submitted to: Terrence M. Murphy, CBA Executive Director, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois, 60604 or Justice Stevens served as Second Vice- President of the CBA until his nomination to the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals in June of

1970. The United States Senate confirmed Justice Stevens’ nomination on October 14, 1970 and he was sworn in as a Court of Appeals Judge on November 2, 1970. Five years later, November 28, 1975, President Gerald Ford announced the nomination of Justice Stevens for the U.S. Supreme Court to succeed Justice William O. Douglas. On December 11, 1975, Justice Stevens received unanimous support/confirma- tion from the Senate Judiciary Committee and on December 17 his nomination was unanimously approved by the full Senate. Two days later, December 19, 1975, Jus- tice Stevens was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and served until his retirement in 2010. Justice Stevens served for 35 years on the Supreme Court and is the high court’s third longest serving justice. Justice Stevens is the author of several books including: Six Amendments: How

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