In 2000, The Chicago Bar Foundation and The Chicago Bar Association jointly commissioned The Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award. The award was created to specifically recognize the generally unsung pro bono contributions of outstanding attorneys in the corporate sector, and to encourage other corporate attorneys to volunteer their time and talents to help those in need.
In 2003, the Award was generously endowed by Exelon Corporation, which allows the recipient of the award to designate a special Chicago Bar Foundation grant to the legal aid or public interest law organization of his or her choice.
Nominations are due on May 17, 2013. Click here for more information