Call for Nominations -- CBA/CBF Pro Bono and Public Service Awards

The CBA and CBF invite you to submit nominations by May 21, 2012 for the Chicago legal community’s prestigious pro bono and public service awards. These awards celebrate exemplary members of the legal profession who have used their talents and resources to improve access to justice for the less fortunate in our community. The recipients will be honored at the CBA and CBF’s 14th Annual Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon which will be held on Tuesday, July 17th at the Fairmont Hotel. For information about the Luncheon, please visit 

The six individual awards are:
• The Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award;
• The Edward J. Lewis II Pro Bono Service Award;
• The Exelon Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award;
• The Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence;
• The Richard J. Phelan Public Service Award; and
• The Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award.

With the exception of The Thomas H. Morsch Award, all of the recipients can designate a special CBF grant to the Chicago legal aid or public interest law organization of his or her choice. The Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award includes a $10,000 cash prize for the recipient generously provided by the Morsch family.

The deadline for nominations is May 21, 2012. Nomination criteria, application instructions and other information about each award (including history and past recipients) are available online at For additional information about The Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award, please contact Ryanne Easley at 312-554-1247 or For additional information about other awards, please contact Kelly Tautges at 312-554-8356 or



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Submitted by: The Chicago Bar Foundation | More news from this organization
Posted: 04/11/2012