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24th Annual Awards For Excellence In Pro Bono & Public Interest Service

24th Annual Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono & Public Interest Service

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, together with the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA), is delighted to invite you to the 24th Annual Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service. This prestigious event will take place on May 1, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in the Court’s Ceremonial Courtroom, marking a special occasion to honor legal professionals who have dedicated themselves to serving the community.

Why You Should Attend

The ceremony is more than just an awards presentation; it’s a celebration of the profound impact that pro bono and public interest legal work can have on the lives of those in need. This year, we will recognize individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and achievement in representing indigent clients in challenging civil and criminal matters. Their commitment to justice and community service has made a significant difference in our district.

Event Highlights

  • Award Ceremony: Join us as we celebrate the outstanding achievements of our 2024 award recipients. These distinguished individuals have shown extraordinary dedication through their work as court-appointed attorneys, pro bono attorneys, or staff attorneys for not-for-profit agencies
  • Distinguished Speakers: Hear from key figures in the legal community, including judges from the Northern District and the Presidents of both the national and Chicago Chapter of the FBA, Jonathan Hafen and Tim Hudson, respectively.
  • Networking Opportunity: Following the awards ceremony, a reception will be held at the courthouse. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet and network with the award recipients, FBA members, and other attendees.
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This event also serves as a perfect occasion to learn more about the Federal Bar Association and the benefits of becoming a member. Whether you’re looking to expand your professional network, gain access to resources and training, or contribute to advocacy efforts, the FBA offers valuable opportunities for legal professionals at all stages of their careers.

How to Attend

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of an inspiring community event that highlights the best of the legal profession. Your presence will underscore the collective commitment of our community to access to justice and public service.

Mark your calendar for May 1, 2024, and join us in celebrating and encouraging the spirit of pro bono and public interest work within our legal community. To RSVP or for more information, please contact us at the details provided in our invitation. We look forward to seeing you there and potentially welcoming you into the Federal Bar Association!

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