2017 Unity Award Dinner

2017 Unity Award Dinner & 15th Swearing-In of Bar Presidents Ceremony

Presented by the Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP
The John Marshall Law School

November 29, 2017

Reception 5 p.m.
Dinner and Program 6 p.m.
Chicago Hilton, Grand Ballroom
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Unity Award Honorees

Robert A. Clifford
Founder and Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices

Hon. Abner J. Mikva, posthumous


Advocates for Diversity

Sonia Antolec
Director of Hiring, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

Avanti D. Bakane
Partner, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Hon. Jacqueline P. Cox
Judge, Northern District of Illinois, United States Bankruptcy Court

Hon. Moshe Jacobius
Presiding Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division

Tony Shu
Principal Attorney, Tony T. Shu & Associates

20 Scholarships were presented to law students from the following schools:

Chicago-Kent College of Law
DePaul University College of Law
The John Marshall Law School
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Notre Dame Law School
University of Illinois College of Law
University of Wisconsin Law School