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 2023 Dickerson Award Luncheon will take place on February 23, 2023 at Noon at the Union League Club. Reservations can be made below.

2023 Honorees:
Hon. Patrice M. Ball-Reed, Circuit Court of Cook County
Hon. Clarence L. Burch, Circuit Court of Cook County
Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright, General Counsel, Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission
Hon. Preston Jones, Jr., Circuit Court of Cook County
Erica Kirkwood, Vice President and General Counsel, GMA Construction Group
Derrick M. Thompson, Jr., Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


View list of past honorees.

Thank you to our sponsor:

Dickerson Awards Individual Ticket
Dickerson Awards Table (10 Tickets)