Phil Mohr2015 – Phillip J. Mohr

Over the course of his legal career, Phillip Mohr has instilled a love for pro bono in hundreds, if not thousands, of Chicago attorneys and law students. As Deputy Director of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) and Director of Family Law, Phil’s contributions to public service and pro bono are substantial, essential and, most importantly, […]

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Leslie Landis2015 – Leslie Landis

For more than three decades, Leslie Landis has been a strong voice for victims of domestic violence through direct service, advocacy, and policy work. In her current role as Chief Court Administrator in the Domestic Violence Division, Leslie works to support and implement the court’s goals while improving access to justice for litigants within the […]

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Shauna Prewitt2015 – Shauna R. Prewitt

Shauna Prewitt, an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, has demonstrated a profound commitment to furthering the ideals of the legal profession through her pro bono service, her local and national advocacy and leadership, and her sincere dedication to ensuring the justice system is fair and accessible for all.

While she already had been […]

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Gabe Fuentes2015 – Gabriel A. Fuentes

In his 17 years as an attorney with Jenner & Block, Gabriel Fuentes has performed more than 5,000 hours of pro bono work. While it would be near impossible to catalogue all of the pro bono cases he’s been involved with over his tenure as a litigator, Gabe’s focus has been on indigent criminal defense, […]

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Mary Bird2015 – Mary Bird

Professor Mary Bird has shaped new generations of public interest advocates throughout her career. As Director of Public Service programs at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, she fosters the belief that the law is a profession with the potential to significantly change society for the better.

Mary has dedicated her career to educating and protecting […]

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Claire Battle2015 – Claire Battle

Though a busy and successful in-house attorney at ArcelorMittal USA, Claire Battle continues to put legal aid work at the forefront of her career. Her commitment to Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH), dating back to her undergraduate years, has effected substantial improvements in fundraising, programming, and overall success. As importantly, her work proliferates as […]

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Markham, Denice2014 – Denice Wolf Markham

Denice Wolf Markham has been a fierce advocate for domestic violence victims for her entire legal career, spanning more than 30 years. While raising her young son as a single parent, Denice put herself through college and then earned a J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. During law school…

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Jones, Brian2014 – Brian K. Jones

Since 2010, Brian K. Jones has been an exemplary leader in the Wills for Heroes program, where his efforts have engaged volunteer attorneys from every sector of the legal community and contributed to more than 2,100 first responders having estate plans in place, free of charge. In addition to his tremendous commitment to Wills for Heroes, Brian developed a thriving law practice…

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Seng, Michael2014 – Michael P. Seng

The career of Professor Michael Seng includes stints as a clerk for a United States District Court, an associate at Jenner & Block, and an attorney for Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance. His most enduring legacy, however, is as a Professor at The John Marshall Law School, where for nearly 40 years he has focused on discrimination in housing…

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Quinn, Mary Jo2014 – Mary Jo Quinn

Mary Jo Quinn brings a unique perspective to the corporate law arena in her work at Allstate, having been a special education teacher for seven years before attending law school. Today, Mary Jo continues to advocate for some of the most vulnerable in our community through her work with Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA), where she works to ensure that people with criminal records…

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