Section Newsletter Articles on Awards

Champ Davis selected as recipient of 2017 Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award By Mary Ann Gerstner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, August 2017 Learn more about this year's award winner, Chicago attorney Champ Davis.
Former Chair Lynne Ostfeld honored with the Medal of Knight of the French National Order of Merit International and Immigration Law, August 2017 Chicago attorney Lynne R. Ostfeld was honored Thursday, June 29, by the government of France during a reception and ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago.
Julie Johnson – Selected for CBA, Alliance for Women, Alta May Hulett Award By Kelly Thames Bennett Diversity Leadership Council, June 2017 We were honored and excited to have our nominee, our committee’s Chair, recognized by the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women, Alta May Hulett Award.
Austin Fleming Newsletter Editor Award – Two of our very own By Emily Vivian Government Lawyers, May 2017 On Friday, June 16, Lynn Patton and Kathryn (“Kate”) Kelly, co-editors of this newsletter, will receive the 2017 Austin Fleming Newsletter Editors Award.
Julie Johnson – Selected for CBA, Alliance for Women, Alta May Hulett Award By Kelly Thames Bennett Women and the Law, May 2017 We were honored and excited to have our nominee, our committee’s Chair, recognized by the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women, Alta May Hulett Award.
Cook County Judge Debra Walker is first judge to receive NCBF Excellence Award By David M. Anderson Bench and Bar, March 2017 Judge Walker is the third person and first judge to receive this award, which recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to law-related philanthropy.
Super Lawyers Women and the Law, February 2017 Members of the Standing Committee on Women and the Law rocked the Super Lawyer and Rising Stars awards this year!
2016 Roz Kaplan Government Service Award recipient Allen J. Spellberg By Marylou Lowder Kent Government Lawyers, December 2016 Allen J. Spellberg, the 2016 recipient of the ISBA Roz Kaplan Government Service Award, truly exemplifies the spirit of the award.
ISBA Human Rights Section Council Gertz awarded to Cindy Galway Buys By Kelly Parfitt Human Rights, October 2016 Through her tireless representation, research and advocacy, Professor Buys has sought to give dignity and freedom to those seeking a better life in the United States.
Debra Pogrund Stark of the John Marshall Domestic Violence Clinical Advocacy Program awarded the ISBA Excellence in Legal Education Award for 2016 By Sherry A. Mundorff Women and the Law, August 2016 Our Committee nominated The John Marshall Domestic Violence Clinical Advocacy Program for the ISBA Excellence in Legal Education Award for 2016.
ISBA Human Rights Section Council Gertz awarded to Cindy Galway Buys By Kelly Parfitt Women and the Law, August 2016 Through her tireless representation, research and advocacy, Professor Buys has sought to give dignity and freedom to those seeking a better life in the United States.
Tradition of Excellence Award General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2016 Do you know an attorney deserving of the Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award? Nominations must be received by March 4, 2016. Go to http://www.isba.org/awards/gp for details.
Chicago lawyer receives Young Lawyer of the Year Award from ISBA International and Immigration Law, September 2015 International & Immigration Law Section Chair Tejas Shah was recently awarded the prestigious Young Lawyer of the Year Award.
The first Roz Kaplan Award By Karen Dimond Government Lawyers, September 2015 Kate Kelly is the recipient of the very first Roz Kaplan Award.
Sonni Choi Williams: 2015 ISBA Diversity Leadership Award recipient Diversity Leadership Council, June 2015 At the ISBA Awards Luncheon on June 19, 2015, Sonni Choi Williams, Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of Peoria, will be awarded the 2015 ISBA Diversity Leadership Award.
2015 Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest winners Young Lawyers Division, April 2015 Find out more about this year's winners and then make a plan to submit your entry for the 2016 contest!
Tradition of Excellence Award By Jewel N. Klein General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2015 Learn more about this prestigious award and nominate a deserving attorney today!
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.