2012 – Marta C. Bukata

Marta C. Bukata, a professor in her native Argentina before coming to Chicago in 1972, has dedicated nearly her entire legal career to tirelessly advocating for some of the most vulnerable people in our community: children and victims of domestic violence. Since 1986, Marta has played an integral role at the Chicago Legal Clinic, where she has served as Deputy Director since 1989…

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2011 – Richard T. Cozzola

Richard Cozzola is Supervising Attorney of the Children’s Law Project at Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago where he has worked for more than 14 years. Prior to LAF he helped develop the curriculum for the CIVITAS ChildLaw Center at Loyola University Chicago School of Law as its first Program Director, served as Director of Training…

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2010 – Benjamin S. Wolf, Roger Baldwin Foundation of the ACLU of Illinois, Inc.

2009 – Margaret Stapleton, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

2008 – Alan A. Alop, LAF

2007 – Ann Hilton Fisher, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago

2006 – Eugene C. Edwards, LAF

2005 – Alan Mills, Uptown People’s Law Center

2005 – Andrew J. Cohen, LAF (Special Award)

2004 – Susan Kaplan, Community Economic Development Law Project

2003 – Frances Corwin, Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services

2002 – Marshall J. Hartman, Office of the Illinois Appellate Defender

2001 – Margaret C. Benson, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

2000 – William P. Wilen, National Center on Poverty Law

1999 – Edward I. Grossman, Chicago Legal Clinic

1998 – Laurene M. Heybach, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

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