Young Professionals Board

The CBF Young Professionals Board is a group of young attorneys and other professionals working in related fields who are dedicated to helping the CBF further its mission of improving access to justice for people in need and making the legal system more fair and efficient for everyone. The YPB aims to increase the involvement of younger members of the legal community in the CBF’s work and to complement the award-winning public service work of the CBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS).

The YPB co-sponsors a gaming event each year with the CBA YLS which benefits the CBF. The YPB also takes a lead role in planning Passport to Chicago. The YPB’s events are designed to increase awareness of the CBF’s work among young professionals and to raise funds for the CBF’s work.

The YPB awards grants to Chicago-area organizations or projects that educate low-income people or other vulnerable populations, particularly vulnerable youth, about their legal rights and responsibilities, or otherwise provide or promote legal or civic-related education, including diversity initiatives. A full list of YPB grants for FY 2016 includes all organizations and projects that received funding last year.

Additionally, the YPB assists the CBF board on grants and other initiatives. The YPB Brochure has more information on the YPB’s events, grants, projects, partnerships and other leadership. If you are interested in learning more about the YPB or how you can get involved, please contact Angela Inzano, Program Manager, at or (312) 554-4952.


Eamon P. Kelly
Sperling & Slater, P.C.
Elizabeth P. Lewis
McDermott Will & Emery
Vice President
Shauna R. Prewitt
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher
& Flom LLP


First Vice-Chair, CBA Young Lawyers Section
Jonathan B. Amarilio
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Shawna S. Boothe
Schiff Hardin LLP

Jason M. Bradford
Jenner & Block LLP

YLS Staff Liaison
Jennifer Byrne
The Chicago Bar Association

Patrick E. Croke
Sidley Austin LLP

Katherine C. Jahnke Dale
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Charles A. DeVore
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Brion W. Doherty
Motherway & Napleton, LLP

Jessica A. Ekhoff
Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP

Michael Gentithes
Office of the State Appellate Defender

Paraisia Winston Gray
Attorney at Law

Kimberly Halvorsen
Clifford Law Offices

Laura Hammargren
Mayer Brown LLP

Christopher Harney
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Patrick Heery
Illinois Labor Relations Board

Julia Hubeny
MB Financial Bank, N.A.

Elizabeth Hutchins
Navigant Consulting, Inc.

CBF Board Liaison
Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright
Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

Patrick M. Kalscheur
Schiller DuCanto and Fleck LLP

Jennifer J.C. Kelly
Anesi Ozmon Rodin Novak &
Kohen LTD

Micki J. Kennedy
Attorney at Law

Caitlin Kolb
Crowe Horwath LLP

Michael Lehrman
Baker McKenzie

Chair, CBA Young Lawyers Section
Kathryn Carso Liss
Law Offices of Jean Conde, P.C.

Alexander McH. Memmen
The Memmen Law Firm, LLC

Maria Metropulos
Holland & Knight LLP

Sucheta Misra
United Airlines, Inc.

Jeffrey Moskowitz
J. Moskowitz Law LLC

Stacie Neeter
Stout Risius Ross, Inc.

Carl M. Newman
City of Chicago Department
of Law

Matthew A. Passen
Passen Law Group

Shilpa A. Patel
City of Chicago Department
of Law

Scott T. Sakiyama
BuckleySandler LLP

Daniel P. Stokes
Attorney at Law

Alyse Wu
Kirkland & Ellis LLP