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Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award
lifelong excellence by a public interest attorney

The CBF is accepting nominations for the 2019 Morsch Award. Nominations are due by May 17, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

If you have questions about the Award or the nomination process, please contact Dina Merrell at 312/554-1206 or dmerrell@chicagobar.org.

Edward J. Lewis II Pro Bono Service Award
outstanding pro bono legal service

The Chicago Bar Foundation is accepting nominations for this award until May 17, 2019.

To nominate someone for this award, please submit the following documents:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Narrative that addresses why the nominator believes the candidate would be a worthy recipient of this award. A preferred template for the narrative is available.
  • Candidate’s resume or biography
  • Any other relevant information about the nominee, such as articles or newspaper clippings
  • Maximum of three letters of support.

Documents may be submitted by email at probonoawards@chicagobar.org.

Exelon Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award
outstanding pro bono and community service by a corporate attorney

The Chicago Bar Foundation is accepting nominations for this award until May 17, 2019.

To nominate someone for this award, please submit the following documents:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Narrative that addresses why the nominator believes the candidate would be a worthy recipient of this award. A preferred template for the narrative is available.
  • Candidate’s resume or biography
  • Any other relevant information about the nominee, such as articles or newspaper clippings
  • Maximum of three letters of support.

Documents may be submitted by email at probonoawards@chicagobar.org.

Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence
significant and lasting contributions to improving access to justice by an attorney in academia

The Chicago Bar Foundation is accepting nominations for this award until May 17, 2019.

To nominate someone for this award, please submit the following documents:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Narrative that addresses why the nominator believes the candidate would be a worthy recipient of this award. A preferred template for the narrative is available.
  • Candidate’s resume or biography
  • Any other relevant information about the nominee, such as articles or newspaper clippings
  • Maximum of three letters of support.

Documents may be submitted by email at probonoawards@chicagobar.org.

Richard J. Phelan Public Service Award
excellent work and demonstrated commitment to increasing access to justice by a government attorney

The Chicago Bar Foundation is accepting nominations for this award until May 17, 2019.

To nominate someone for this award, please submit the following documents:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Narrative that addresses why the nominator believes the candidate would be a worthy recipient of this award. A preferred template for the narrative is available.
  • Candidate’s resume or biography
  • Any other relevant information about the nominee, such as articles or newspaper clippings
  • Maximum of three letters of support.

Documents may be submitted by email at probonoawards@chicagobar.org.

Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award
initiative and exceptional contributions to the profession, the organized bar and the community by a young attorney

The Chicago Bar Foundation is accepting nominations for this award until May 17, 2019.

To nominate someone for this award, please submit the following documents:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Narrative that addresses why the nominator believes the candidate would be a worthy recipient of this award. A preferred template for the narrative is available.
  • Candidate’s resume or biography
  • Any other relevant information about the nominee, such as articles or newspaper clippings
  • Maximum of three letters of support.

Documents may be submitted by email at probonoawards@chicagobar.org.


Justice John Paul Stevens Award
exemplify the Justice’s commitment to integrity and public service in the practice of law

The 2018 nomination process is closed.  For questions about the Stevens Award, please contact Terry Murphy at tmurphy@chicagobar.org or 312/554-2002.