On Thursday, November 14th, at The Everett M. Dirksen U.S. Courthouse The Federal Bar Association Chicago Chapter’s Young Lawyers Division held a Meet the Judges Event. The program commenced with YLD Chair Joe Sweeny and Chicago Chapter President Barry Fields presenting the Walter J. Cummings Award for pro bono service.
Juliet S. Sorensen, former Clinic director and clinical professor of law, J. Samuel Tenenbaum, clinical professor of law and director of the Complex Civil Litigation and Investor Protection Center, and Elise Meyer, former Schuette Clinical Fellow in Health and Human Rights, were recognized for their representation of more than 35 elderly victims of a reverse mortgage scheme on Chicago’s West Side.
The YLD was very happy with the turnout, as the event was attended by more than 200 attorneys and 24 federal judges of the Northern District of Illinois, United States Bankruptcy Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and Federal Agencies.