Chicago Bar Association Awards/Honors
The Chicago Bar Association honors lawyers and persons connected to the legal industry many times throughout the calendar year. Opportunities to recognize those making a difference in Chicago's legal community include:
- Alliance for Women Annual Awards
Presented annually in the Spring. The awards honor two outstanding women attorneys practicing law in Illinois with the Alta May Hulett and Founder's Awards. Information on submitting nominations can be found here.
- Earl B. Dickerson Awards
Presented annually in February. The awards 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. Nominations for the Award are due by December 31.
- Herman Kogan Media Awards
Presented annually in May. The awards are presented to journalists who cover topics related to
the law, the courts, or the administration of justice.
- Justice John Paul Stevens Award
Presented annually in September or October in conjunction with The Chicago Bar Foundation. The awards celebrate Illinois attorneys who have demonstrated extraordinary integrity and service to the community throughout their careers. Nominations for the Award are due August 1.
- Pro Bono and Public Service Awards
Presented annually in July in conjunction with The Chicago Bar Foundation. The awards honor the profession's unsung heroes from a broad
cross-section of the legal community, recognizing their dedication to
pro bono and public service. For more information about these awards, Contact Emme Veenbaas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.554.1247
- Vanguard Awards
Presented annually in April in conjunction with local bar associations. The awards honor the individuals and institutions who have made the law and legal profession more accessible to and reflective of the community at large.
For more information on the nomination deadline for an award, please contact CBA Special Events Coordinator Michele Spodarek at 312-554-2124.