TOP-TIER LAWYERS TO BE RECOGNIZEDWITH CBA'S JUSTICE JOHN PAUL STEVENS AWARDS ON SEPTEMBER 27 Honoring the Best of the Best
By Sally Daly Public Affairs Director T he Chicago Bar Association has selected nine influential attorneys who stand out in their respective areas of practice as recipients of the associa- tion’s top legal awards, bestowed to lawyers who demonstrate the highest commitment to integrity and public service. Named in honor of the legendary retired Supreme Court Justice and native Chicagoan John Paul Stevens, the awards will be presented by the CBA and the Chicago Bar Foundation at the annual John Paul Stevens luncheon scheduled for September 27 at the Standard Club. This year’s recipients are Laurel Bel- lows, Managing Principal of Bellows and Bellows P.C.; Carol A. Brook, retired Executive Director of the Federal Defender Program; Kevin P. Durkin, Partner at Clif- ford Law Offices; John N. Gallo, CEO and Executive Director of LAF; Terri L. Mascherin, Partner at Jenner & Block; Illinois Supreme Court Justice P. Scott Neville Jr., Illinois Appellate Court Justice Jesse G. Reyes; Illinois Appellate Court Jus- tice Mary K. Rochford, and Tina Tchen, Partner at Buckley Sander. The awards recognize lawyers and judges who best exemplify Justice Stevens’ com- mitment to integrity and public service in the practice of law. Stevens, now 98 years old, retired from the High Court in 2010 after 35 years of distinguished service. “The CBA is very proud to join with the Bar Foundation in honoring this distin- guished and diverse group of attorneys and jurists,” said CBA President StevenM. Elrod.
“They have made a lasting mark in their respective careers and have brought tremen- dous strength, honor, respect and distinc- tion to the Chicago legal community. Like Justice Stevens, each of these individuals
has a steadfast commitment to the rule of law. They are among the finest in the legal profession in Chicago and we are pleased to honor them for their service to our Bar Association and our community.”