CBA Record April-May 2019


parents. Initially, you might view them as an authority figure, but if you are lucky the relationship grows to where you become friends and peers. I have been lucky that over the years my relationship with my father has matured from someone I can have a conversation with as an adult, to a mentor, and now a law partner. I want to thank him for his tireless support and mentorship. Finally, I want to thank my family for their support over this past year. Having your wife’s support is nothing to take lightly, nor do I do so. Whether it be the ability to talk things through, or arrange for who will watch the kids, I would not be standing here today without her sup- port. To my parents, thank you for your guidance, advice and support. You have been there to listen to all my comments and complaints, provide words of encour- agement, and, most importantly, you are always there for me as a sounding board. Over the course of this past year, we have renewed the efforts of the YLS Blog, continued to produce fantastic material for the @the Bar Podcast, rolled out a new Law Student Mentoring Program, and created a new Board Match Program. The effort of all YLS members was needed and continues to be needed for all of these programs and the other fantastic programs the YLS does every year. One of my goals this year was to encourage more YLS members to get engaged in the decision making process of the Executive Committee. I am thrilled to say that over the course of this past year, new faces continued to appear at Executive Committee meetings, whose voices and views were invaluable. Thank you for all everyone has done for the YLS this year and thank you for allowing me to serve this wonderful organization. NEED MEETING SPACE? The CBA has a variety of meeting rooms and can provide catering and audio/visual services for cli- ent conferences, firmmeetings, social gatherings etc. Call Michele Spodarek, CBA Conference Center Manager at 312/554-2124 for details.

The Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section 2019 Annual Meeting June 5, 2019

Please Join Us!

The Young Lawyers Section is pleased to honor the following individuals for their contributions to the Section during the 2018-2019 bar year: David C. Hilliard Award For Outstanding Committee Service YLS Estate Planning Committee Patrick Bushell

Presiding Brandon E. Peck 2018-2019 Young Lawyers Section Chair Introducing Octavio Duran 2019-2020 Young Lawyers Section Chair

Peck Ritchey, LLC Maureen Loughran FMS Law Group, LLC

Wildfire Chicago 159 E. Erie Chicago, IL 60611 June 5, 2019 11:30 a.m. Reception 12:00 p.m. Luncheon

Bridget Byrne Goldman Sachs

Milton H. Gray Award For Outstanding Project Leadership Joe Busnengo Miles & Gurney, LLC John Festa

$55 per person

Law Offices of John Phillip Festa, LLC

Make a reservation by May 31, 2019 at or 312-554-2056.

Rising Star Award For Leaders with Exceptional Promise Kenneth Matuszewski Rabicoff Law, LLC

Get Involved! The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) offers great opportunities for professional growth, community service, and networking to its over 9,000 members.This year the Section focused on making the YLS as useful, immediate and relevant to its members as possible and took on the exciting initiative of launching a new member blog entitled @theBar.You can read and subscribe to the blog at To learn more about the Section and how you can get involved, visit, email or ‘Like’ us on Facebook @cbayls.

A special thank you to:

ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON The CBA’s Alliance for Women will honor two outstanding women attorneys at its Annual Awards Luncheon.

Linda F. Friedman of Stowell & Friedman, Ltd will be the recipient of the Founder’s Award. Kathryn C. Liss of DePaul University College of Law will be the recipient of the Alta May Hulett Award. The event features an 11:30 amReception, and a 12:00 pmLunch.Tickets are $65 per person or $650 for a table of 10. For table reservations, please contact Angie Cruz at


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