2016 Unity Award Dinner & 14th Swearing-In of Bar Presidents Ceremony

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

Held December 1, 2016

Unity Award Recipient: Secretary of State, Jesse White

Advocates for Diversity:
Chasity Boyce – Diversity & Inclusion Projects Manager, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Hon. William J. Haddad – (Ret.)
Tiffany Harper – Associate Counsel, Grant Thornton LLP
Cecilia Horan – Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Hon. Jorge L. Ortiz – Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Lake County

Access to Justice Award: Hon. Laura C. Liu (in memoriam)

2016 Recipients

Jennier Carpenter – Jerold S. Solovy Diversity Scholarship Award
Oluchi Ifebi – Jerold S. Solovy Diversity Scholarship Award
Lark Mulligan – Jerold S. Solovy Diversity Scholarship Award
Emily Steinart – Jerold S. Solovy Diversity Scholarship Award
Carrera Thibodeaux – Jerold S. Solovy Diversity Scholarship Award
E. Daniel Box – Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award
Shannon Huberty – Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award
Hanoch Kanhai-Zamora – Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award

Karla Lopez-Owens – Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award
Dennis Pangindian – Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award
Danielle LeHee – Law Student with a Disability Scholarship Award
Myron Grant – Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship
Fadya Salem – Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship
Aisha Shotande – Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship
Stephanie Snow – Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship
Seth Wiggins – Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship

2016 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor
Exelon

Platinum Sponsor
Kirkland & Ellis

Gold Sponsors 
McAndrews Held & Malloy, Ltd., Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.

Silver Sponsors
Ice Miller, The John Marshall Law School, Nixon Peabody

Bronze Sponsors:

Arnstein & Lehr
Asian American Bar Association
Bauch & Michaels
Chicago Bar Association
Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law
DePaul University School of Law
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Garfield & Merel
Gordon & Rees
Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
Howard & Howard
Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges
Illinois State Bar Association

Bronze Sponsors:

Inventus
Jenner & Block
Johnson & Bell
Lake County Bar Association
Laner Muchin
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Monica Khetarpal & James Botana of Jackson Lewis
Robbins, Salomon & Patt
SmithAmundsen
Southern Illinois University
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Women’s Bar Foundation
Women’s Criminal Defense Bar Association

Thanks also, to the following bar associations and organizations for participating in this years’ event:

Advocates Society
Appellate Lawyers Association
Arab-American Bar Association
Asian American Bar Association – Chicago
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area Law Foundation
Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago
Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys
Black Women Lawyer’s Association of Chicago
Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago
Chicago Bar Association
Chinese American Bar Association
Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law
Cook County Bar Association
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago
Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois
Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges

Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Illinois Judges Association
Illinois Judges Foundation
Illinois Judicial Council
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Jewish Judges Association of Illinois
Justinian Society of Lawyers
Lake County Bar Association
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago
Northwest Suburban Bar Association
North Suburban Bar Association
Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois
South Asian American Bar Association of Chicago
Will County Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
Women’s Bar Association of Will County
Women’s Bar Foundation
Women’s Criminal Defense Bar Association
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association

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