CBA Record September-October 2021

continuing legal education seminars for only $160. Plan details can be found at or email seminars@ Congratulations Croke Fairchild Morgan & Beres wel- comed employment attorney and com- mercial litigator Tracey Wolfe to the firm as partner… Martin T. Tully has joined Redgrave LLP as a partner… The Cook County Board has reappointed William R. Coulson to a new five-year term as a Director of the Regional Transportation Authority…Past CBA President Daniel A. Cotter has been appointed Secretary of the National Conference of Bar Presidents for the 2021-22 bar year… Steve Norgaard has been named chair of the Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. Board of Directors. Other Officers named to the ATGF Board of Directors include Vice-Chairman David S. Dunn , Secretary Aurora A. Austriaco ,

Treasurer James N. Hallene , and Thomas M. Hundman . Anna Wermuth , vice-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s national Labor and Employ- ment Department, has been appointed to the Rules Advisory Committee of the US District Court of the Northern District of Illinois… Foley & Lardner LLP has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to support the youth development organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclu- sion efforts… Kendra L. Abercrombie has joined the Illinois Supreme Court Com- mission on Professionalism as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Manager... Patrick Salvi Jr. received the American Association for Justice’s Above and Beyond Award. Dickinson Wright PLLC’s Ronald A. Damashek and Russell R. Eggert , have been included in Best Lawyers in America 2022 edition… Yvette C. Loizon has joined Cliford Law Offices as a partner…

Loyola University Chicago School of Law and the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession have partnered this fall to hold the first accredited law school course designed to teach potential members of the profession of diversity, equity and inclusion issues. Condolences Condolences to the family and friends of John F. Flannery , Fitch, Even, Tabin and Flannery; Howard Trienens , Sidley Austin; and Jay S. Judge , Judge James Hoban & Judge LLC.

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Don’t Forget to Report Your Pro Bono Service

This fall, as Illinois lawyers receive their annual ARDC registration statements, they will have to report their pro bono service and financial contributions for the year, per Illinois Supreme Court Rule 756(f ). This serves as an annual reminder that pro bono legal service is an integral part of a lawyer’s professionalism. It’s never too late to take on a case or make a donation, and the CBF is here to help. Pro Bono Resources The CBF is your source for a number of helpful resources for anyone who wants to do pro bono work but is not sure where to start. Check out the CBF website for more information at:, including the CBF’s new Pro Bono Opportunities Guide ( Qualifying Financial Contributions under the Rule Providing financial support for local pro bono and legal aid organizations is just as important an investment as donat- ing your time, as lawyers depend on these organizations to be their partners in pro bono work. Pro bono and legal aid organizations provide the necessary infrastructure to support pro bono work for area lawyers and law firms (e.g., pro bono programs with solid screening, referral, training, and support functions for volunteers). These programs also provide critical legal assistance to the most vulnerable members of our community in matters where pro bono is not a practical solution. Lawyers can make qualifying contributions under the Rule to the CBF, which supports all of the major pro bono and legal aid organizations serving the Chicago area, and by contributing directly to one of these many outstanding organizations. A list of organizations that qualify under the Rule is available at information/reporting-pro-bono-and-financial-contributions. Additional Questions about the Rule The CBF is here to help you with other questions about the Rule as well. Contact Samira Nazem, CBF Director of Pro Bono & Court Advocacy, at 312-554-8356 or


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