CBA Record July-August 2019
history. The Justice John Paul Stevens Award was established by the Association’s Board of Managers in 2000 and is the Association’s highest honor. Justice Stevens recently passed away at age 99. His most recent book, The Making of a Justice: Reflections on My First 94 Years, is a personal account of his distinguished career and his service on the Supreme Court. Among other books, Justice Stevens also authored Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, and Five Chiefs, a compendium of the Justice’s memories of each U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice he worked with during his 34-year tenure on the Court. Nominations for the 2019 Justice Stevens Award should be submitted by August 9, 2019 to Terrence M. Murphy, CBA Executive Director, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604 or tmurphy@ chicagobar.org. The date for this year’s Justice Stevens Award luncheon will be announced in late August. CBA Open House Reception President Jesse Ruiz and YLS Chair Octa- vio Duran look forward to welcoming members at the Fall Open House Recep- tion on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the CBA Build- ing. Join your colleagues from the bench and the bar and meet new friends at this special CBA social reception for members. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and good times are guaranteed. There is no charge for members. RSVP at www.chicagobar. org/chicagobar/2019Welcome. 96th Annual Golf Outing Fore! Don’t miss the Association’s 96th Annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, Sep- tember 11, 2019 at Harborside Interna- tional Golf Course, 11001 S. Doty Avenue, Chicago. Harborside International has always been among the top Chicago area public courses and gets better each year. Harborside has country club fairways, well- manicured greens, and plenty of trouble including thick rough, strategically placed traps (some look like small quarries), and water that swallows errant golf shots. Golf Committee Chair Jim FortCamp, Sey-
MURPHY’S LAW BY TERRENCE M. MURPHY, CBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Chicago’s legal community gave awarmwelcome to the city’s newMayor onMay 29 at the All Bar Reception honoring Lori Lightfoot. A standing-room-only crowd heard from Mayor Lightfoot about her priorities to quell the city’s violence and restore integrity to government. A former partner at Mayer Brown and a member of the CBA’s Board of Managers, she also spoke of her passion for the law and the importance of the legal community’s role in helping to bring change to city government.“I know that I will be looking tomany of you right here in this room to help solve some of our city’s greatest challenges,” Lightfoot told the crowd. Thank you to our co-sponsors: Black Women Lawyers’ Association, Federal Bar Association, Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago, Serbian Bar Association of America, Advocates Society, American Immigration Lawyers Association Chicago Chapter, Appellate Lawyers Association, Arab American Bar Association of Illinois, Asian American Bar Association, Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, Cook County Bar Association, Decalogue Society of Lawyers, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, Justinian Society of Lawyers, Muslim Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association of Chicago, and Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.
Nominations for the 2019 Justice John Paul Stevens Award Each year, the Association honors lawyers and judges whose careers best exemplify U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ integrity and commitment to public service. Justice Stevens served as Second Vice-President of The CBA until his appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in 1970 by
President RichardM. Nixon. In December 1975 President Gerald Ford nominated Justice Stevens to fill the vacancy left by U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. Justice Stevens was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate and was sworn in at the U.S. Supreme Court on December 19, 1975. Justice Stevens retired from the Supreme Court in 2010 and is the third-longest-serving justice in the Court’s
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