Vanguard Awards

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

April 28, 2021
12:00 Virtual Celebration






Click here to view honoree biographies.

Participating Bar Associations and Honorees: 

Hon. Tommy Brewer
The Chicago Bar Association

Hon. Gloria Chévere
Puerto Rican Bar Association

Hon. Michael J. Chmiel
Advocates Society

Hon. Megan Goldish
Decalogue Society of Lawyers

Hon. Sophia Hall
LAGBAC, Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Bar Association

Maggie Hickey
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Hon. LaShonda A. Hunt
Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.

Toi Hutchinson
Cook County Bar Association

John K. Kim
Asian American Bar Association

Vivian R. Khalaf
Arab American Bar Association of Illinois

Mary Carmen Madrid-Crost (posthumously)
Filipino American Lawyers Association

Juan Morado, Jr.
Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois

Tejas Shah
South Asian Bar Association of Chicago

Virginia Yang 
Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago


History of Vanguard Award Recipients (Word doc).