CBA Record July-August 2020

Cheers to Terry Murphy!

Murphy’s story thus far is a beautiful one, and we are all thankful to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from one of the best. Cheers to Terry Murphy: the man, the myth, the legend! “For almost half a century Terry Murphy has dedicated all his time, talents and skills building the Chicago Bar Association into the premier metropolitan bar association that it is today. Terry has served every CBA member with professionalism, and genuine care and concern. We thank Terry for all of his years of faithful service to our Association, its members, and our profession, and also thank his wife Karen and his family for sharing so much of him with us.” – Jesse Ruiz, Illinois Deputy Governor (CBA President 2019-2020) “The spotlight must shine on Terry from this moment forward, for every successful initiative, entrepreneurial and legal, that our CBA initiated during Terry’s tenure. During my presidency, without hesita- tion, Terry assured the restructure of Cook County’s Juvenile Justice System and proudly inaugurated the Alliance for Women, with its forward thinking agenda. Terry’s willingness to listen, his “will do” attitude, his sense of humor, his respect for each individual perspec- tive, accounts for the international recognition of the CBA as the Bar Association that transforms words of justice into action.” - Laurel Bellows, The Bellows Law Group (CBA President 1991-1992) “Great run. Great work. Great guy. We will sorely miss your ideas and wonderful personality. Never be another like you, Terry.” - Hon. Thomas Mulroy, Circuit Court of Cook County (CBA Presi- dent 2017-2018) “Terry Murphy made the CBA what it is – the preeminent metropoli- tan bar association in the nation. Executive Directors from around the country universally know and admire Terry. Personally, when people want to know how I charted my course through the CBA and into leadership my response is simple: I followed Terry’s advice every step of the way.” - Daniel Kotin, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman (CBA President 2016-2017) “No person has a better understanding of, or greater insights into, the legal profession nationwide, and particularly in Chicago. Terry has always had his finger on the pulse of the Chicago legal community. He was, and remains, a tremendous resource and confidant.” - Steven Elrod, Elrod Friedman LLP (CBA President 2018-2019) “Terry Murphy really is the heart of the Chicago Bar Association. He has always been so competent in the job and he has done it with such finesse and class. Terry was never out of new ideas and new ways of thinking about things. And he has always been such a tremendous steward and protector of the CBA and its members. This was a job that he was made for, and he seemed to love every minute of. He will be greatly missed.” – Presiding Judge E. Kenneth Wright Jr., First Municipal Division, Circuit Court of Cook County (CBA President 2008-2009) “Terry, you are a luminary and pillar! Congratulations to you and to Beth.” – Maryam Ahmad, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CBA President 2020-2021)

“Two of the best, a perfect baton handoff. Two individuals I have known my entire legal career and both of whom I consider family.” – Daniel A. Cotter, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC (CBA President 2014-2015) “Terry has brought the CBA local, national, and even international recognition because of his innovative ideas and collaborative style. As a CBA past president, I have seen Terry do his incredible work but can also attest that he genuinely cares about people, the CBA and its members. I am so honored and proud to consider him a dear friend and a mentor.” – Aurora Abella-Austriaco, Valentine Austriaco & Bueschel, P.C. (CBA President 2012-2013) “Terry Murphy helped me realize the value and importance of being involved in the CBA. Without his encouragement and support, I could not have succeeded as president. He is the master of calming any storm and instilled in me the importance of finding common ground within the diverse legal practices of all our members.” - Anita Alvarez, Alvarez & Marsal Disputes & Investigations (CBA President 2009-2010) “A lot of people talk about diversity and inclusion, but Terry has always put words into action. Thanks to Terry, the CBA has had diverse leadership earlier and in greater numbers, something that to this day most other bar associations cannot rival. In those earli- est days, he was the sounding board in designing and helping to fill a much-needed gap in the legal profession’s diversity and inclusion efforts.” – Sandra Yamate, Chief Executive Officer for the Insti- tute for Inclusion “What a run it has been for you. You have made the CBA the nation’s best bar association. You can be very proud. Congratulations.” – Kimball Anderson, Winston & Strawn “To me, you were not only the face of the CBA, but its soul. What a wonderful legacy you have left.” – Mark B. Epstein, Epstein and Epstein “You have been an extraordinary leader and servant of our organiza- tion, Terry. We will all miss you deeply. Congratulations on moving to the next stage of your life’s journey.” – Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court “You are irreplaceable! Thank you.” – Jonathan B. Amarilio, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP “With you at the helm, you have fostered a dynamic and long lasting legacy of an urban resource for lawyers and the community. Enjoy your well- deserved retirement and congratulations.” – Ilene M. Korey, Clausen Miller P.C. “I am standing in salute to you and in honor of your distinguished and admirable career as a bar executive.” – Robert E. Craghead, Executive Director. Illinois State Bar Association


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