Vanguard Awards

Vanguard AwardsThis special award honors the individuals and institutions who have made the law and legal profession more accessible to and reflective of the community at large.

May 4, 2022

Click here to view the program (PDF) .


Participating Bar Associations and Honorees: 

Deane B. Brown
Women's Bar Association of Illinois

Ann H. Chen
Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago 

Urie R. Clark
Cook County Bar Association

Debjani Desai
South Asian Bar Association of Chicago

Hon. Grace G. Dickler
The Decalogue Society of Lawyers 

Donna Haddad
Arab American Bar Association of Illinois

Hon. Anjana Hansen
Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago

Ngozi Okorafor (posthumously)
Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.

Hon. Jill Rose Quinn
LAGBAC, Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Bar Association  

Janette Angela Strzalka
Advocates Society

Griselda Vega Samuel
HLAI - Serving the Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois

Jaime R. Santana
Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois

Elaine Sit
Chinese American Bar Association 

Howard S. Suskin
The Chicago Bar Association



History of Vanguard Award Recipients    (Word doc).