CBA Record November-December 2021
tutoring. All participants are required to wear masks during tutoring. Volunteers must be vaccinated. For more information or to sign up for a training session, please contact Kathryn McCabe at kmccabe@ lawyerslendahand.org. Free Virtual Housing Help Webinar The CBA and CBF jointly hosted a free, public education webinar entitled “Evic- tion Moratorium Ends - What’s Next?” in October to help landlords and tenants understand how to get legal services, rental assistance, and have their ques- tions answered regarding eviction issues. Speakers included Marty Cozzola , CVLS; Michelle Gilbert , Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing; Candace Williams , Out- reach Consultant to Cook County Legal Aid for Housing & Debt (CCLAHD); and Samira Nazem , The Chicago Bar Foundation. Thank you to Ajay Shah and David Scriven-Young , the CBA’s Public Education Outreach Chairs, for coordinat- ing the event. An archived version of the video can be found at www.chicagobar.org/ chicagobar/publicED. Congratulations To the winners of the 2021 CBA/CBF Justice John Paul Stevens Award: Karina Ayala-Bermejo , Instituto del Progresso Latino; Anne L. Fredd , Neal & Leroy LLC; Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer , U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Judge James E. Snyder , Circuit Court of Cook County; and Larry Suf- fredin , Cook County Commissioner and Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP… CBA Past President Jesse H. Ruiz joined The Vista Group as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer… The Judges of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association presented CBA Past President Robert A. Clifford and Shannon M. McNulty , Clif ford Law Offices, with one of its 21st Annual Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service… Congratula- tions to newly appointed Cook County Associate Judges: MaryamAhmad, Sabra Lynne Ebersole, Wi l l iam Nicholas Fahy, Barbara Nubia Flores, Mitchell Benjamin Goldberg, Jasmine Villaf lor Hernandez, MatthewWilliam Jannusch, Diana Elena Lopez, Kerrie Elizabeth Maloney Laytin, Thomas A. Morrissey,
THE CBA PULSE BY BETH McMEEN, CBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The CBA Alliance for Women came together to kick off the start of the bar year with a celebratory social hour. Proof of vaccination was required to attend the outdoor event. Toget involvedwith the committee, email Awilda Reyes at areyes@ chicagobar.org to join their roster. Pictured from left are AFW Co-Chair Meghan O’Donnell, LexisNexis; CBA President E. Lynn Grayson, Nijman Franzetti LLP; CBA ExecutiveDirector BethMcMeen; CBABoardMember PattyMcCarthy, LexisNexis; AFWFounder and CBA Past President Laurel Bellows, The Bellows LawGroup PC; and AFW Co-Chair and CBA Secretary Katie Liss, DePaul College of Law.
Law at the Library The CBA is again partnering with the Chicago Public Library and the Evanston Public Library to present our Law at the Library program. The free, virtual infor- mation series answers legal questions and provides practical resources and insights on today’s most prevalent legal issues. Each Law at the Library program features a presentation by an experienced attorney, followed by a brief question and answer session. Thanks to Kyle Jacob , an associate at Schiff Hardin LLP, who hosted the first session on “Employment Issues and Covid-19.” Upcoming sessions include “How to Find a Lawyer When You Can’t Afford One” and “Changes to the Tax Law.” For more information, go to https:// lrs.chicagobar.org/pages/law-at-the-library. Health Insurance Open Enrollment CBA Insurance Agency and IXSolutions Health are working together to provide you with information on the Fall 2022 Open Enrollment Period (Open enroll-
ment period for Individuals and Families is November 1 – January 15; Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare is October 15 – December 7). IXSolutions hosted a series of webinars to provide members with in-depth information to make informed health insurance decisions. Recordings of “The ABCDs of Medicare” and “Cover- age Options for Individuals and Families” are avai lable at www.chicagobar.org/ chicagobar/OE2021. To learn more about purchasing health insurance, visit at www. ixshealth.com/pages/cba-home. Lawyers Lend-A-Hand is looking for volun- teers to tutor students in grades K to 5 from Englewood. These in-person sessions focus on reading and writing skills, but many of our students also are craving a connection with a caring adult during these chaotic times. Tutoring is on Tuesdays at the CBA from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The students are transported by school bus to and from Volunteers Needed to Tutor Englewood Youth
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