July 26, 2012
The Chicago Bar Foundation
CBA & CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon
Pro bono and public service represent some of the noblest traditions in the legal profession, and the amount of work performed by individuals in our community is nothing short of amazing. The awards presented at the Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon honor lawyers from a broad cross-section of the legal community whose passion for serving others is reflected in their extraordinary commitment to the ideals of equal justice. Recognizing several of our profession's unsung heroes and their dedication to the public interest, these awards also serve to build awareness of the impact our collective efforts can have in the lives of Chicago's most vulnerable residents.
This year's awards were presented by Co-Chairs Barrington Lopez from Verizon Wireless and Sonny Ginsberg from Ginsberg Jacobs LLC on July 17, 2012 at the Fairmont Hotel.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients:
The Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship
Susan LePeau DeCostanza, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
The Exelon Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award
Steven S. Fus, United Airlines, Inc.
The Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence
Cynthia A. Wilson, Northwestern University School of Law
The Edward J. Lewis II Pro Bono Service Award
John Grossbart, Stephen D. Libowsky and Donna M. Welch
The Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award
Elizabeth P. Lewis, McDermott Will & Emery
The Richard J. Phelan Public Service Award
Laurel Spahn, Legal Advocacy Services, Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission
The Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award
Marta C. Bukata, Chicago Legal Clinic