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Illinois Bar Foundation

Patrick Kinnally and Susan Rogaliner
Patrick Kinnally and Susan Rogaliner
The Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation will honor Patrick Kinnally and Susan Rogaliner on May 22. The Kane County Fellows Reception will be held at Riverside Reception, 35 N. River Lane in Geneva. The event takes place from 5-6:30 and tickets are $40.

Tickets and information are available at illinoisbarfoundation.org. The Illinois Bar Foundation would like to thank Patron Sponsor ISBA Mutual Insurance Company and Friend Sponsors Lisa M. Nyuli, Turner Law Offices, Law Elder Law and Kinnally Flaherty, Krentz, Loran, Hodge & Masur PC.


Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon will make a guest appearance at the IBF’s Lawyers Rock Legends on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Lt. Gov. Simon will perform with the 5-thirty band; which consists of lawyers John Locallo, Carlos Vera, and Thomas Battista among other talented musicians. Lawyers Rock Legends is the IBF’s second largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this event go towards helping lawyers in need and ensuring access to justice. Tickets for the event are still available. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Learn more and register at www.illinoisbarfoundation.org or by calling the Illinois Bar Foundation at 312.726.6072.

Proceeds from this event benefit the charitable programs of the IBF.


The Illinois Bar Foundation will host the annual Lawyers Rock Legends on Thursday, Feb. 27. This evening of Rock, Motown, Jazz & Blues will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Buddy Guy's Legends, 700 S. Wabash.

Proceeds from this event benefit the charitable programs of the IBF.

Tickets and sponsorship packages are now available!

Learn more and register at www.illinoisbarfoundation.org or by calling the Illinois Bar Foundation at 312.726.6072.

Special accommodations will be granted to those with disabilities, please call ahead.

The Illinois Bar Foundation has launched a fellowship program to benefit both new law school graduates and low-income residents who need access to the civil justice system.

During this initial year, the Foundation will partner with three Illinois Law Schools and share the cost of salary and benefits with participating law schools so each can hire a recent graduate to work in that school’s civil legal aid clinic. The law school will select and employ the student and the IBF hopes to match selected graduates with mentors that can help the young attorneys develop.

Judge Michael P. McCuskey
Judge Michael P. McCuskey
The Illinois Bar Foundation will host a Champaign County Fellows Reception honoring U.S. District Judge Michael P. McCuskey on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5-6:30 p.m. This event will be held at Crane Alley Restaurant, 115 W. Main Street, Urbana.

Tickets to this reception are $35 and include appetizers and drinks. To register, please click here or call the IBF directly at 312.726.6072.

The Illinois Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the ISBA and is dedicated to improving access to justice to those most vulnerable, helping attorneys and their families in need, and to providing year-long legal Fellowships to new attorneys working in legal aid clinics.

The Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation are a unique group of attorneys and judges, who have committed, by direct payment or pledge over 10 years, sums of money ranging from $1,000 to $25,000.

Fellows pledge payments are retained in a special fund of the Foundation, and are used for making grants, helping lawyers and their families in need, and providing legal fellowships to new attorneys in their alma mater’s legal aid clinic.

Fellows Officers of the Illinois Bar Foundation:

Deane Brown
Deane Brown
Karen Enright
Karen Enright
The Illinois Bar Foundation has added two members to its Board of Directors.

Newly-elected members are Deane B. Brown, of Highland Park, a partner in the Chicago law firm of Beermann, Pritikin, Mirabelli, Swerdlove LLP; and Karen McNulty Enright, of Elmhurst, an attorney with McNabola Law Group, in Chicago.

The mission of the Illinois Bar Foundation is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. The Illinois Bar Foundation is located at 20 S. Clark St., Suite 910, Chicago, IL  60603, and the phone number is (312) 726-6072.

 

Make a charitable donation to Chicago Law and Education Foundation (CLEF) and your gift may be doubled.

CLEF operates legal clinics in several Chicago Public High Schools and has gained national attention for its endeavors. CLEF has been funded by the Illinois Bar Foundation for several years and it can benefit from the generous support of the legal community.

Any new or increased donation to CLEF made on or before Sept. 30 will earn a dollar-for-dollar match from the Illinois Bar Foundation – up to the first $5,000 donated. Help grow and stabilize the funding for one of Chicago’s most unique legal services organizations.

Please consider making a donation today and earn a match from the Illinois Bar Foundation. Donate now at www.lawclef.org.

Hon. Debra B. Walker
Hon. Debra B. Walker
Cook County Judge Debra B. Walker, president of the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), has been elected to the board of trustees of the National Conference of Bar Foundations (NCBF).

The NCBF is the professional organization for bar foundation staff and volunteers who serve the more than 200 local, state and specialty bar foundations throughout the nation. Its mission is to improve the administration of justice and the court system by supporting philanthropic organizations for the legal profession and the judiciary.

The mission of the Illinois Bar Foundation is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. The Illinois Bar Foundation is located at 20 S. Clark St., Suite 910, Chicago, IL  60603, and the phone number is (312) 726-6072.


The Illinois Bar Foundation will honor Manny Sanchez of Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, LLP with the Distinguished Award for Excellence at Gala 2013 on Oct. 18. The Gala will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. This year’s leadership includes Robert A. Clifford of Clifford Law Offices and William A. Von Hoene Jr. of Exelon Corporation as Gala Chairs, as well as the Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, Circuit Court of Cook County and Shawn S. Kasserman, of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman as Board Gala Chairs.

The night includes cocktails, live and silent auctions, a raffle, dinner and dancing. To become a sponsor or purchase tickets, please call the IBF at 312.726.6072.

For more information, visit the IBF website at www.illinoisbarfoundation.org.

Manny Sanchez
Manny Sanchez
The Illinois Bar Foundation will honor Manny Sanchez of Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, LLP with the Distinguished Award for Excellence at Gala 2013 on Oct. 18. The Gala will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. This year’s leadership includes Robert A. Clifford of Clifford Law Offices and William A. Von Hoene Jr. of Exelon Corporation as Gala Chairs, as well as the Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, Circuit Court of Cook County and Shawn S. Kasserman, of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman as Board Gala Chairs.

The night includes cocktails, live and silent auctions, a raffle, dinner and dancing. To become a sponsor or purchase tickets, please call the IBF at 312.726.6072.

A special thank you to our generous sponsors and table purchasers:

Gala Partner
Jerome Mirza Foundation

Wine Sponsor
ISBA Mutual Insurance Company

Valet Sponsor
Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C.

Violin Trio Sponsor
Hon. Russell W. Hartigan

Coat Check Sponsor
Hon. Debra B. Walker

Patron Table Sponsors:
Chris Mullen
Tabet DiVito & Rothstein

For more information, visit the IBF website at www.illinoisbarfoundation.org.