CBA & CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon

Thank you to all who helped make the 2021 CBA & CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards a success. The luncheon was held on Friday, July 16 at the Hilton Chicago. A recording of the entire program is available below for those who were unable to attend or are celebrating our seven inspiring honorees from afar.

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 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. 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.

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!


  • Clifford Law Offices
  • Eimer Stahl LLP
  • Exelon
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Law Bulletin Media
  • LexisNexis
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Stout
  • Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC
  • Verizon


  • DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
  • Jones Day
  • Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz
  • Richard J. Prendergast, Ltd.
  • Winston & Strawn LLP


  • Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
  • Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Barack Ferrezzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
  • Brinks Gilson & Lione
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • CBA Insurance Agency
  • CME Group
  • Dentons US LLP
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • GrowthPlay
  • Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen P.C.
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Loevy & Loevy
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone P.L.C.
  • Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • Passen & Powell
  • Peoples Gas
  • Pincus Professional Education
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Scharf Banks & Marmor LLC
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • Verity Group

For more information, contact Emme Veenbaas at or 312.554.1247.