San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for our annual dinner and swearing in of bar presidents ceremony where bar presidents from organizations throughout Illinois gather together to take the Oath of Unity. This event celebrates our collective commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession, while furthering unity among the various bar associations. In addition, we will be awarding 19 scholarships to diverse and qualified law students from various law schools throughout the Seventh Circuit's geographical boundries.
We are honored to have Hon. Timothy Evans officiate the Oath of Unity.
Reception: 5:00 p.m.
Dinner & Program: 6:00 p.m.
Unity Award Recipient
Secretary of State, Jesse White
Advocates for Diversity Award Recipients
Chasity Boyce, Diversity & Inclusion Projects Manager, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Hon. William J. Haddad (Ret.)
Tiffany Harper, Associate Counsel, Grant Thornton LLP
Cecilia Horan, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Hon. Jorge L. Ortiz, Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Lake County
Access to Justice Award Recipient
Hon. Laura C. Liu (in memoriam)
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When & Where
Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP
The Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP ("Foundation") is a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code.It was established by a group of attorneys and judges committed to the ideal that diverse law school student bodies are a means of ensuring further diversification in the legal community. The Foundations' offerings and initiatives include: 1) awarding scholarships to diverse students, including those with disabilities; 2) presenting programs on the topic of diversity; 3) supporting bar organizations' programs on the topic of diversity and initiatives via sponsorship/partnership; and 4) bringing lawyers and judges to middle and high schools predominantly attended by diverse students to discuss becoming a lawyer and the benefits of the legal profession.In addition to a symbolic swearing‐in of 50+ bar presidents, the Unity Award Dinner includes an awards ceremony, which recognizes the tireless efforts of individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal community and the community at large.