CBA Record July-August 2020
Michael B. Hyman , who loves the CBA and The Record as much as I have loved serving as your Executive Director. Justice Hyman is a “universal donor,” and all of us are better because of his vision and leader- ship. Justice Hyman, with the help of the Record ’s outstanding Editorial Board and Anne Ellis , who is without a doubt the best associate editor and proofreader we have ever had, have kept the CBA Record relevant and in the forefront of all bar association publications. My thanks to his honor, who is a treasured friend, for allow- ing me to miss more than a few deadlines through these many years. I also want to thank my successor, Eliz- abeth (Beth) McMeen , who has been my right hand at the Association for more than 20 years. Beth is very competent and is a pleasure to work with. More importantly, her strong leadership skills, wisdom, grace, and kindness will serve our members well for many years to come. Finally, I’m not sure how I can ever thank all of our members, many of whom I am proud to count as dear friends. Our Public Affairs Director Sally Daly , informed me that I received congratulatory messages from more than 2,600 members on Facebook and more than 1,200 mem- bers on Twitter, a social media record for the CBA! In addition, your congratulatory emails and personal calls have made my journey and love affair with our beloved association truly unforgettable. Thank you, thank you, very much! With best wishes always, Terry
Trisha Rich, Ajay N. Shah, and Adam M. Zebelian . A big thanks to our outgoing CBA Board members: Octavio Duran, Steven Elrod, Sharon Eiseman, Nina Fain, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge LaShonda Hunt, Judge Diane Larson , and Federico Rodriguez . Judicial Evaluation Committee The Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee, chaired by Risa Lanier , will be using Zoom technology for the first time in evaluating the approximately 60 sitting judges running for retention this fall. The committee is conducting evalua- tions for this class of retention judges over the summer. Congratulations JeffreyMoskowitz is the new Chair of the CBA’s Young Lawyers Section ... Kenyatta S. Beverly is the new president of the Black Women’s Lawyers Association ... Janneth Lanini is the new president of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois ... Nyshana Sumner is the new president of the Cook County Bar Association ... Kathryn Conway is the new president of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois ... Dennis Orsey is the new president of the Illinois State Bar Association ... Ceylan Ayasli Eatherton is the new President of the Center for Conflict Resolution ... Susan E. Brice is a new partner at Nijman Franzetti; Brice, formerly a litigation part- ner at Perkins & Coie, is recognized as one of the nation’s leading environmental trial lawyers and is a powerhouse addi-
tion to Nijman Franzetti’s outstanding environmental legal team ... Judge Cara LeFevour Smith was appointed an At Large Cook County Circuit Court Judge to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge KathleenM. McGury ... Robert A. Clifford will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Justice … and Eileen Letts is contributing author to a new report from the American Bar Association, “Left Out and Left Behind: The Hurdles, Hassles, and Heartaches of Achieving Long-Term Legal Careers for Women of Color,” which reveals the experiences and challenges faced by women lawyers of color (find the report on the ABA website). Birthday Greetings Judge William J Bauer, Judge E. Ken- neth Wright, Jr. and Thomas A. Deme- trio. Condolences Condolences to the family and friends of Eugene Pavalon; Judge Alexander White; Judge Kenneth Ma latesta; Illinois Senator Arthur Berman (ret.); John Wardrobe; Judge Dorothy Kirie Kinnaird; and Carl M. Walsh. Reflections It’s been a great pleasure and an honor for me to have spotlighted in Murphy’s Law the career achievements of literally tens of thousands of our members. The idea for Murphy’s Law came from the Record ’s incomparable Editor-in-Chief, Justice
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