Each year the CBF partners with The Chicago Bar Association to recognize exemplary attorneys in our legal community through the CBF/CBA Pro Bono and Public Service Awards and the Justice John Paul Stevens Award.

The Pro Bono and Public Service Awards celebrate outstanding members of the legal profession who have used their talents and resources to improve access to justice for the less fortunate in our community. This year’s awards were presented at our annual Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon on July 18, 2016.

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2016 Pro Bono & Public Service Awards

The Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship
Amanda WalshLegal Council for Health Justice

The Exelon Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award
Eric CarlsonMcDonald’s Corporation

The Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence
Shaye L. LoughlinDePaul University College of Law

The Edward J. Lewis II Pro Bono Service Award
Lawrence A. WojcikDLA Piper LLP (US)

The Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award
Andrew F. MerrickJenner & Block LLP

The Richard J. Phelan Public Service Award
Deborah HaganOffice of the Illinois Attorney General

The Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award
Timothy J. Hufman, LAF

The Justice John Paul Stevens Award honors Justice Stevens, a Chicago native, for his lifetime effort to improve the system of justice and his active participation and dedication to the CBA. The award is presented at an annual luncheon to attorneys who best exemplify the Justice’s commitment to integrity and public service in the practice of law.