Earl B. Dickerson Awards

Earl B. DickersonThis special award was established in honor of the late Earl B. Dickerson who was an outstanding lawyer and among the first African-American members of The Chicago Bar Association. His life and professional career were devoted to the law and helping others gain equality and justice. In this spirit, The Chicago Bar Association established the Dickerson Award to recognize and honor minority lawyers and judges whose careers at the bar emulate the courage and dedication of Dickerson in making the law the key to justice for all in our society.

Questions? Contact Michele Spodarek at 312-554-2124.
The 2024 Dickerson Award Luncheon will take place on February 15, 2024 at the Union League Club (11:30am Reception, 12:00 pm Luncheon).

2024 Honorees:
Hon. Maryam Ahmad, Circuit Court of Cook County
Christopher C. Cooper, Law Office of Christopher Cooper, Inc.
Erika N.L. Harold, Executive Director, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Nathalina A. Hudson, Chief of Staff, Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Byron F. Taylor, Partner, Sidley Austin
Hon. Carl A. Walker, Illinois Appellate Court


Want to congratulate an Earl B. Dickerson Award recipient?  Consider placing a congratulatory ad in the Award Program book.  A full-page ad is 4.5”(width) x 7.5”(height) and will cost $500. Ads must be submitted in hi-resolution pdf format. Contact Michele Spodarek at mspodarek@chicagobar.org with any questions.

For ticket information, please contact Michele Spodarek (mspodarek@chicagobar.org)

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