CBA Record February-March 2019

April 16, featuring John Corvino , Vice- President and General Counsel, Chicago White Sox; Michael Lufrano , Executive Vice President, Community and Govern- ment Affairs/Chief Legal Officer, Chi- cago Cubs; Ram Padmanabhan , Vice President and General Counsel, Chicago Bulls; Cliff Stein , Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Chicago Bears; and LydiaWahlke , Chief Legal Counsel, U.S. Soccer Federation. The GC Sports program will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Standard Club and will feature a true sports luncheon that includes your favorite ball park dogs and brats, all the trimmings, and more. Join us for this fascinating presenta- tion and discussion with our sports GCs. MCLE Credit is available. Tickets are $50 per person and $100 for non-members. For more information or to make reserva- tions, contact Events Coordinator Tamra Drees at 312/554-2057 or tdrees@chica- This year’s Barristers Big Band Benefit Ball “Ode to Jazz!” will be held on Friday, April 26, starting with a gala reception with fabu- lous food and open bar from 6:00–7:00 p.m. followed by delightful dancing that includes a dance lesson, a dance contest, and a silent auction filled with a variety of treasures. Tickets for the Benefit Ball are still only $50 per person. The Ball raises much needed funds to support the CBA’s Symphony Orchestra, which is the only bar association symphony orchestra in the country. The CBA’s Orchestra and Chorus will be performing again at Chi- cago’s legendary Symphony Center on Saturday, June 22. For more information or to make reservations, contact Tamra Drees at 312/554-2057 or tdrees@ We treasure our members and are grateful to each of you for your participation and for helping make the CBA the country’s leading metropolitan bar association. Membership AppreciationWeek is our way of saying thank you, and we have planned a 18th Annual Barristers Big Band Benefit Ball Membership Appreciation Week – May 13-May 17


Judge E. KennethWright, Jr., Chair, Earl Burrus Dickerson Award Committee (left), CBA President Steve Elrod (center), and our 2019 Dickerson AwardHonorees, Maurice Grant, Judge Sophia H. Hall and Langdon D. Neal. Photo by Bill Richert.

T he 2019 Vanguard Awards Lun- cheon will be held on Wednesday, April 10, in the Grand Ballroom at the Standard Club. The Vanguard Awards honor lawyers, judges, and organizations for extraordinary leadership that has made a difference in our community. At the luncheon, 15 Chicago-area bar associations will present a Vanguard Award to the fol- lowing honorees: South Asian Bar Associa- tion of Chicago, Rishi Agrawal ; The Chi- cago Bar Association, U.S. District Court JudgeMarvin E. Aspen ; Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, Karina Ayala-Ber- mejo ; Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago, U.S. District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang ; Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Lynn M. Egan ; Fili- pino American Lawyers Association, Rudy Figueroa ; Decalogue Society of Lawyers, Mitchell B. Goldberg ; Asian American Bar Association, Andy Kang ; Puerto Rican

Bar Association , JuanMendez ; Serbian Bar Association, Robert J . Pavich ; Advocates Society, Polish American Association ; Arab American Bar Association of Illinois, Rouhy J. Shalabi ; Cook County Bar Association, Chester Slaughter (posthu- mous); Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago, Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Mary S. Trew ; Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc., Andrea L. Zopp . A reception for the honorees begins at 11:30 a.m. Brief video acceptance remarks from each honoree will be shown during the luncheon, followed by the award presentation. Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10. For more information or to make reservations, contact Tamra Drees at 312/554-2057 or Chicago Sports General Counsel Program Don’t miss the Chicago Sports General Counsel Luncheon Program on Tuesday,


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