CBA Record Sept-Oct 2019

some of America’s greatest big band music. The group has performed music from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Stan Ken- ton. The October 18th performance will include many familiar musical numbers from some of the all-time great movies and plays. Friday night is the perfect time to relax and unwind from a busy week, and this concert is guaranteed to lift and soothe your spirit. Bring your family, friends, partners, and associ- ates ‒ the concert is FREE and begins at 6:00 p.m. Enter the Harold Washington Library on South Plymouth Court. 15 th Annual Pro Bono Week Katherine A. Shank and Judge Nichole C. Patton are co-chairing the CBA/ CBF’s 15th annual Pro Bono Week activities October 21-October 25. Pro Bono Week features a variety of out- standing programs including a Pro Bono and Community Service Fair on October 23, including over 40 pro bono and community service organizations. The Fair introduces lawyers to a wide array of pro bono opportunities that are available through these outstanding organizations. The week’s programming will focus on connecting with commu- nities and also includes free CLE and social events. Look for more informa- tion about Pro Bono Week at www. Congratulations U.S. District Court Judge Sharon John- son Coleman , Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot , Judge William D . Mad- dux (Ret.), Judge Shelia M. Murphy (Ret.), Joseph A. Power, Jr ., and Mark L. Rotert are the 2019 recipients of the Justice John Paul Stevens Award… U.S. District Court Judge Ruben Castillo will retire from the bench at the end of September and is joining Ackerman LLP as a partner… Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke is the new Chief Justice of the of the Illinois Supreme Court… The Association’s Young Law- yers Section, led by former YLS Chair Brandon E. Peck , received the Ameri- can Bar Association’s top honors for best overall YLS programming for metropoli-


The Chicago Bar Association was proud to be a partner in the reception honoring U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer on her installation as Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Pallmeyer is pictured here at her July Investiture Ceremony with former Chief Judges Charles P. Kocoras, Ruben Castillo, James F. Holderman (Ret.), Marvin E. Aspen, and John F. Grady. Thank you to our partners: Federal Bar Association (Chicago Chapter), Chicago Bar Association, Seventh Circuit Bar Association, BlackWomen Lawyers’Association of Greater Chicago, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Polsinelli, Kirkland & Ellis, Winston & Strawn, Riley Safer Homes &Cancila, Marshall &Gerstein, Latham&Watkins, McDermottWill & Emery, Greer Burns & Crain, andThe Richard Linn American Inn of Court. Photo by JimSlonoff.

2019 Justice John Paul Stevens Award Luncheon The 2019 Justice John Paul Stevens Award Luncheon will be held on Thurs- day, October 17, 2019 at the Standard Club. This year’s honorees include U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman , Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot , Judge William J. Maddux (Ret.), Judge Sheila M. Murphy (Ret.), Joseph A . Power, Jr ., and Mark L. Rotert . A reception for the award win- ners will be held on the second floor Living Room of the Standard Club at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon in the Grand Ballroom. U.S. Court of

Appeals Judge William J. Bauer will deliver keynote remarks. Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for a table of ten. For more information or to make reserva- tions, contact CBA Events Coordinator Angie Cruz at 312-554-2132. Barristers Big Band Concert The Barristers Big Band will perform Academy Award Winning Songs at the Harold Washington Library, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, on Friday, October 18, 2019. The Barristers Big Band was founded in 2000 by musically talented CBA members who love big band jazz and music from an era that produced

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