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Section Newsletter Articles on Awards

Former Women and the Law Chair honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at Women’s Bar Association Centennial By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, October 2014 Sharon Eiseman, a former Chair of the ISBA's Women and the Law Committee, was recently honored at a gala event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.
The 2014 Young Lawyer of the Year and Public Service Awards Young Lawyers Division, February 2014 Know someone who does great work? Nominate them now for one of these two prestigious ISBA awards!
The Elmer Gertz Award By Mark E. Wojcik Human Rights, December 2013 Learn more about this award, which is designed to honor heroes of the legal community who have shown a continued commitment to preserve and advance human rights.
Young Lawyer Award and Law Student Division Public Service Award By Krysia W. Ressler Young Lawyers Division, December 2013 Know someone who deserves to be recognized? Learn more about these awards and the nomination processes.
Elmer Gertz Award By Thomas A. Bruno Human Rights, October 2013 Learn more about this prestigious ISBA award and its past winners.
Life Span held an Awards Luncheon on October 11, 2012, at Fulton’s on the River By Sandra Blake Women and the Law, December 2012 Life Span, an organization committed to helping victims of domestic violence, presented its first Safety and Accountability Award to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez.
Spotlight on Angela Baker Evans, our very own 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, October 2012 Learn more about Angela Baker Evans, who won the ISBA's 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year Award for outside Cook County.
E. Lynn Grayson wins Diversity Leadership Award Diversity Leadership Council, June 2012 In recognition of her long-standing, continuing and exceptional commitment to the critical importance of diversity within the Illinois legal community, its judiciary and the Illinois State Bar Association, E. Lynn Grayson is the 2012 winner of the ISBA Diversity Leadership Award. 
Chicago lawyers win 2012 Lincoln Award Writing Contest Young Lawyers Division, February 2012 See who won this year's writing prizes.
The ISBA Diversity Leadership Award Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, December 2011 Nomination and eligibility information for this important award, which recognizes long-standing, continuing and exceptional commitment by an individual or an organization to the critical importance of diversity within the Illinois legal community, its judiciary and within the Illinois State Bar Association.
Our own Gary Zhao named one of Chicago Magazine’s ‘40 under 40’ Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, December 2011 Learn more about Gary Zhao, a member of this Committee and a recent Chicago Magazine honoree.
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network: Women of Influence Luncheon By Sandra Blake Women and the Law, September 2011 The Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network will honor history-maker and workplace rights advocate Lilly Ledbetter at the Women of Influence luncheon on Wednesday, September 14, at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel in Chicago.
Getting to know our very own Young Lawyer of the Year: An interview with Emily Masalski By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, September 2011 Get to know more about Emily Masalski, editor of this publication and the 2011 ISBA Young Lawyer of the Year for Cook County.
New PILI intern named, receives honorary “ISBA Young Lawyers Division Internship” Young Lawyers Division, August 2011 Arturo Hernandez has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the honorary “ISBA Young Lawyers Division Internship” through the Public Interest Law Initiative.
Faculty Development Series Award for attendance goes to Schoenbaum, Sebastian By William A. Price Administrative Law, July 2011 Two Administrative Law council members were honored for having attended at least four of the five available faculty development seminars offered by the ISBA this year.
Annual Luminary of Hope Event By Melissa M. Olivero Diversity Leadership Council, June 2011 Nearly 100 people commemorated Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the annual Luminary of Hope event in October.
Congratulations to the 2011 Lincoln Writing Contest winners Young Lawyers Division, June 2011 David C. Holland and Gilbert C. Lenz of Chicago co-authored the first-place article this year.
Masalski, Herman named Young Lawyers of the Year for 2011 Young Lawyers Division, June 2011 Emily N. Masalski of Chicago and Joshua D. Herman of Peoria have been named the ISBA Young Lawyers of the Year for 2011.
Women Everywhere honors Former Chief Judge Donald P. O’Connell and Calls for volunteers for Agency Projects Day on June 17th By Shital A. Patel Women and the Law, June 2011 The ISBA Women in the Law Committee is proud to be one of Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project, Inc.'s long-standing bar partners and has supported WE from its early days.
Zonta Club of LaSalle-Peru Honors Committee Member Melissa Tomaska Olivero By Emily N. Masalski Women and the Law, June 2011 Melissa Tomaska Olivero has recently been named the 2011 Illinois Valley Woman Making History by the Zonta Club of LaSalle-Peru.
Highlights from the Luminary of Hope event By Melissa M. Olivero Women and the Law, April 2011 Nearly 100 people commemorated Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the annual Luminary of Hope event.
Nominate an outstanding lawyer for the Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award By Timothy J. Storm General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2011 Know an ISBA member who's been in practice for at least 20 years? Nominate him or her for the Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award!
Interview of Sonni C. Williams, 2010 ISBA award recipient Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, February 2011 Ms. Williams received the The Board of Governors Award in recognition for her exemplary service to the profession and the ISBA.
Jewish Judges Association of Illinois honors Judge Morton Denlow Bench and Bar, November 2010 A reprint of the remarks given by Judge Morton Denlow as he accepted the Seymour Simon Justice Award.
Women With Vision Speech for November 4 Dinner By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, November 2010 A reprint of the remarks given by Sharon Eiseman at the Women With Vision event.
Recognition for women through ISBA annual awards By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, September 2010 A description of each award offered by the ISBA.
2010 Young Lawyers of the Year named Young Lawyers Division, June 2010 Gina DeBoni of Chicago and Diana M. Law of Aurora are the 2010 ISBA Young Lawyers of the Year Award recipients.
Grobelski named 2010 ISBA Law Student Division’s Public Service Award winner Young Lawyers Division, June 2010 Jennifer Grobelski is the 2010 Law Student Division's Public Service Award winner.
Chair’s column: The Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award By Brian L. McPheters General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2010 A little background on Matt Maloney and the award named in his honor.
The Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award nomination process has begun By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, March 2010 Do you know an excellent general practitioner who's been in practice for 20 years? Nominate him or her for the Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award. Click for more details.