CBA & CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon

July 14, 2015
The Fairmont Chicago
Brian W. Duwe
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Jan Stern Reed
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

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 CBA & CBF 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 access to justice. Recognizing several of our profession’s unsung heroes and their dedication to pro bono and public service, these awards also serve to build awareness of the impact our collective efforts can have in the lives of the most vulnerable people in our community.

This year’s awards were presented by Co-Chairs Brian Duwe and Jan Stern Reed on July 14, 2015 at the Fairmont Hotel. For more information, you can read the press release about the event.

Special thanks to the sponsors that made this event possible.


Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship
Candace Moore, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Exelon Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award
Claire Battle, ArcelorMittal USA

Edward J. Lewis II Pro Bono Service Award
Gabriel A. Fuentes, Jenner & Block LLP

Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence
Mary Bird, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award
Shauna R. Prewitt, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Richard J. Phelan Public Service Award
Leslie Landis, Domestic Violence Division, Office of the Chief Judge of Cook County

Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award
Phillip J. Mohr, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services


Congratulations to Larry Anderson, an attorney at Walgreens and the winner of the event’s Drawing for Justice. Larry has selected the National Immigrant Justice Center to receive the special $1,000 grant.


Check back soon for information about the 2016 Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon.


To reserve tickets or for more information, contact Lucas Wright at or (312) 554-8303.