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Springfield Attorney Jennifer Walsh Hammer Elected to State Bar Board of Governors

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For Immediate Release: 
May 16, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Jennifer Walsh Hammer, an associate attorney at the Springfield law firm of Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C., has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).
The 25-member Board directs the activities of the state’s largest bar association with 33,000 members.
Hammer, who is a general practitioner, is a member of the ISBA Young Lawyers Division. She is president of the Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association, and a committee chair of the Sangamon County Bar Association. She is expected to begin a term as an at-large-director for the Illinois Government Bar Association this summer. 
Among her numerous civic activities, she is vice president of the Lincoln Library Board of Trustees, vice president of communications for the Junior League of Springfield, volunteer for Illinois English Bulldog Rescue, volunteer at the Old Capitol Art Fair, Taste of Downtown, and Old Capitol Blues and Barbecue, and past Promotions Council member of Downtown Springfield, Inc.
Hammer received her law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2008 where she served as editor of the Law Journal and was voted Best Editor. Her undergraduate degree in Justice Studies is from Arizona State University (2004).  She is married to Grant Hammer, and they have one son, Cam Hammer.
Located in Springfield and Chicago, the Illinois State Bar Association provides professional services to Illinois lawyers, and education and services to the public. More information is available at

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