This 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.
2023 Vanguard Awards Luncheon
May 2, 2023, 11:30 - 1:15 pm
The Union League Club Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604
$75 per person | $750 table of 10 |Tickets for the event are sold out, please contact CBA Event Coordinator, Michele Spodarek (firstname.lastname@example.org), to get added to the waitlist.
Steven M. Elrod
The Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Hon. Ramón M. Escapa (posthumously)
Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois
Alexander Z. Fiedotjew (posthumously)
Sandra A. Frantzen
Arab American Bar Association of Illinois
Hon. Jasmine V. Hernandez
Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago
HLAI - Serving the Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois
Nathalina A. Hudson
Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.
Rachel Huan Kao
Chinese American Bar Association
Hon. Freddrenna M. Lyle
Cook County Bar Association
Samera Syeda Ludwig
Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago
Hon. Mary Cay Marubio
LAGBAC, Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Bar Association
Dina M. Ninfo
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
Binal J. Patel
South Asian Bar Association of Chicago
Hon. Nichole C. Patton
The Chicago Bar Association
History of Vanguard Award Recipients (Word doc).