Class of 1970 (Virtually) Celebrates 50 Years of Practicing Law By John Levin, Editorial Board Member
F or decades, the CBA has honored members on the 50th year of their membership. The 2020 celebration was no exception – except that it was held virtually, rather than in person. Maryam Ahmad, President of the CBA, hosted and moderated a video presentation emulating what would have been the usual luncheon. After her introduction, remind- ing us of what the world was like 50 years ago, she introduced the three keynote speakers – Gordon B. Nash, William F. Conlon, and Tyrone C. Fahner – lawyers all familiar to the Chicago bar. Speaking from the now-familiar Zoom background, each speaker remarked on their career and emphasized how the law and the practice of law has changed over the past 50 years. Needless to say, the vir- tual nature of the presentations only rein- forced how great the changes have been. The celebration handbook listed 82 lawyers celebrating their 50th anniversary, about half of whom submitted short bio- graphical sketches of their careers. Unlike past celebrations, there was no
CBAmemberWilliamConlon, retired from Sidley Austin, reflects on how the practice of lawhas changed over the decades during the CBA’s virtual 50Year Member Celebration.
group photo – which ordinarily accompa- nies this article. Also, unlike past celebra- tions, there was no opportunity for the members to mingle and socialize with each other – an impossibility during the
pandemic. However, one benefit of the virtual gathering is that the readers of this article also have the opportunity to attend. Just enter www.chicagobar.org/ chicagobar/50.
Class of 1970
Alvin Becker Calvin Bellamy Neal Block Richard Campbell Preston Cantore Peter Carey Walter Carr Robert Cellini William Conlon Michael Connelly Robert Cunningham Marshall Dickler Martin Dickman Jay Dolgin Thomas Donovan Howard Emmerman Michael Erde
Michael Erens Tyrone Fahner
Stephen Horwitz David Jolivette William Jovan Jay Judge Thomas Karacic James Karahalios Juris Kins Stephen Kitchen Terrence Kiwala Richard Kohn Martin Korey Barry Kreisler Stephen Landes Richard Lang Kent Lawrence Charles Levun Herbert Linn
Walter Liszka Michael Lurie G. Johhn Marmet John McCarthy Joseph McGinnis Richard Means Brian Meltzer Ronald Menaker
Stephen Schlegel Fred Schulz William Siebert Louis Sigman Joseph Spingola Joel Stein Edward Stone James Streicker Gerald Tenner Regis Trenda Robertd Vieregg Eleanor Wagner
Mark Fedota Duane Feurer James Fowler Lawrence Freedman Richard Gerardi Joseph Ginsburg Robert Goldman Sheldon Gomberg Carl Graf Lewis Greenblatt Byron Gregory Arthur Hahn John Held Case Hoogendoorn Allan Horwich
Marvin Miller Daniel Murray Gordon Nash John Pikarski Alan Polikoff Dennis Quaid Paul Rettberg Thomas Roti Gerald Schenk