On March 29, at the Sixth Annual James B. Moran Membership Appreciation Event, the Chicago Chapter presented Professor Thomas Geraghty of Northwestern Law School the Walter J. Cummings Award for distinguished pro bono service.
The Chicago Chapter presents this award annually to an attorney for excellence in pro bono service. This year, the recipient was nominated by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The award is given in the name of longtime chapter board member and judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the late Walter J. Cummings.
Walter J. Cummings Award recipient Thomas F. Geraghty (Professor of Law at Northwestern Law School) receiving the award from Chapter President Matthew Kennelly
Professor Geraghty and the legal team from the Jason Strong case (the case that earned Prof. Geraghty the award).
From left to right, those in the picture are:
Brian J. Nisbet of Winston & Strawn
Maria Hawilo, Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern Law School
David Luger, KattenMuchinRosenman
Thomas F. Geraghty (award recipient), Professor of Law and Director of Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern Law School
Greger Calhan, Clinical Fellow, Northwestern Law School
Judith Royal, Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern Law School
Charles A. DeVore, KattenMuchinRosenman
Judge Matthew Kennelly, FBA Chicago Chapter President
Professor Geraghty and his wife, Professor Diane Geraghty of Loyola University School of Law