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Illinois State Bar Association to Honor Members

Chris Ruys Communications
Chris Ruys
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For Immediate Release: 
June 16, 2011

The Illinois State Bar Association will present awards in several categories at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 17 during the organization’s 135th Annual Meeting at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin.

President Mark D. Hassakis will honor the following recipients: The Board of Governors Award will be presented to John Bailen, of Bruce Farrel Dorn & Associates in Chicago; Jeremy Schroeder, executive director of the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty; and Lisle Stalter, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award will be given to Mary Petruchius, a principal in the Law Office of Mary F. Petruchius in Sycamore, Ill.

Elgin attorney John Dalton will receive the Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Committee Community Leadership Award.

Emily Masalski, an attorney at Deutsch, Levy & Engel in Chicago, and Joshua Herman, an associate attorney at Miller, Hall & Triggs in Peoria, will receive ISBA Young Lawyer of the Year Awards.

This year’s YLD/Law Student Division Public Service Award will be presented to Angela Rollins, a student at Southern Illinois University College of Law in Carbondale.  Winners in the Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest include: David Holland, Gilbert Lenz, Matthew Dionne, and Sarah Smith.

John C. McAndrews Pro Bono Service Awards will be presented to Rockford attorney Brian Hart, the Chicago law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, and the North Suburban Bar Association.  The ISBA’s Federal Civil Practice Section will receive the Best Live CLE Program of the Year Award.

In addition, ten lawyers who have gone above and beyond to serve military members and their families will be presented with the Lawyers Care award; four young lawyers will receive monetary prizes for legal writing, and other ISBA members who edit ISBA publications will be recognized.

The 33,000-member Illinois State Bar Association, with offices in Springfield and Chicago, provides services and information to lawyers and the public.

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