CBA Record Jan-Feb 2021

include therapists and counselors and will expand the pool of patients who can obtain medical records for no cost and who can order these records on behalf of claimants without cost. For more information about the CBA’s legislative program, please con- tact Juli Vyverberg at 312- 554-2062 or The CBA is looking forward to a very special slate of activities in celebration of Black History Month in February. Events will include the annual Earl B. Dickerson Awards, new seminars (including practitio- ners discussing their paths to career success in the legal industry), and much more. A very special thank you to our planning coordinators Nina Fain and GretaWeath- ersby . Please visit to view a list of activities and registration for seminars. Mentors Needed for CBA Lawyer-To- Lawyer Mentoring Program The CBA’s lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program matches experienced attorneys (5 or more years) with attorneys within their first 5 years of practice (must begin the program no later than four (4) years after being admitted to the Illinois bar) for a year-long mentoring program. The CBA is currently seeking mentors and mentees for the program. The program creates oppor- tunities for experienced lawyers to guide new lawyers in developing the practical skills and judgment needed to practice in a highly competent manner and to instill the ethical and professional values that characterize excellent lawyers. Participating attorneys receive 6 hours of Il l inois professiona l responsibi lity MCLE credit upon program completion. Attendance at an orientation session and 8 subsequent in-person meetings between the mentoring pair is required to complete the program and receive MCLE credit. The program guidelines and applications are available online at chicagobar/mentoring. Congratulations Past CBA President Timothy Eaton is the Chicago Lawyer “Person of the Year” for 2020… Justice David K. Overstreet took the oath to become a member of the Illinois Supreme Court on December 3… Judge CBA to Celebrate Black History Month

Jill Rose Quinn was sworn in on Decem- ber 7 to the Circuit Court of Cook County, making her the state’s first openly transgen- der elected official… Scott Kozlov is the Chief Ethics Officer and Legal Counsel for Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough … Venable LLP announced that it is opening an office in Chicago with the addition of three Chicago-based partners who focus on construction law: Kenneth M. Rob- erts , Heidi Hennig Rowe , and Mark C. Friedlander … Erik Jones has joined Ven- able LLP as a partner in the eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Practice in the Chicago office… Freeborn & Peters LLP announced the formation of the firm’s Consumer Products Industry Team to help its consumer product manufacturing clients strategically and comprehensively address every facet of their business. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin rec- ognized 50 exceptional women leaders in the law including CBA members: Aurora Abella-Austriaco , Valentine Austriaco & Bueschel, P.C.; Margaret Battersby Black , Levin & Perconti; Margaret Benson , Chicago Volunteer Legal Services; Amy Blumenthal , Gould & Ratner; Patricia C. Bobb , Patricia C. Bobb & Associ- ates; Marci Eisenstein , Schiff Hardin LLP; Teresa Wilton Harmon , Sidley; Maggie Hickey , Schif f Hardin LLP; Michele Jochner , Schiller DuCanto and Fleck LLP; Elizabeth Kaveny , Kaveny + Kroll Trial Lawyers; Sarah F. King ,

Clifford Law Offices; Andrea S. Kramer , McDermott Will & Emery; Mary Meg McCarthy , National Immigrant Justice Center; Shannon McNulty , Clifford Law Offices; Nancy Paridy , Shirley Ryan Abil- ity Lab; Kristen Prinz , The Prinz Law Firm; Hon. Lorna Propes , Circuit Court of Cook County; Meredith Ritchie , Alli- ant Credit Union; Stephanie Scharf , Sharf Banks Marmor, LLC; Susan J. Schwartz , Corboy & Demetrio; and Eileen Sethna , Levenfeld Pearlstein. Peter Mierzwa named president of Law Bulletin Media… Barnes & Thornburg recognized Richard R. Boykin , Bridge Builders Consulting &Legal Services, Bar- bara Flores , Commissioner of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, and TomTunney , Alderman of Chicago’s 44th Ward, with the firm’s Chicago Diversity Trailblazer Award… CBA Board of Man- agers member Trisha Rich of Holland & Knight will be joining New York Univer- sity’s School of Law as an adjunct professor for the spring semester. Condolences Condolences to the family and friends of Mike Kramer , president of Law Bulletin Media, former U.S. Attorney James Burns (most recently the Inspector General for the Illinois Secretary of State), and former CBA Election Law Committee Chair Richard K. Means .


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