2021 Awardees

Carina Segalini

Carina Segalini

Court of Honor

Carina has helped make the courts accessible to the public during COVID, helping to get Zoom Court running in hundreds of courtrooms in a coherent, unified way, drafting scores of general orders and leaping over countless bureaucratic hurdles. She also navigated similar responsibilities for Cook County’s Early Resolution Program (ERP), ensuring that tens of thousands of County residents struggling to pay their rent, mortgage, and bills because of COVID, can access free legal help and mediation.

Nancy Katz

Hon. Nancy Katz

Partner Award

Nancy helped CVLS develop a comprehensive strategic plan that was uniquely CVLS. By facilitating seven focus groups made up of different CVLS constituents, she ensured a targeted, robust plan that will steer CVLS through our next five years of providing pro bono legal services to Chicago’s low-income people.  Her expertise in managing disparate groups of people, getting them to be honest, open and engaged while also staying on task, is unparalleled.

Quarles

Partner Award

CVLS is proud to present a Partner Award to Quarles & Brady LLP and its outstanding team of pro bono attorneys. Guided and supported by Mark Bina, Travis Eliason, Steven Hunter and Chris Skey, our dedicated Quarles volunteers have represented countless low-income clients. Their cases range from emotionally-charged minor guardianship disputes to complex Chancery litigation. They are often challenging, with difficult issues and, sometimes, extended trials. No matter the case type, Quarles volunteers ensure their clients get equal access to justice.  When CVLS is low on volunteers, we reach out to Quarles for help. They always step up, sometimes taking multiple cases. Quarles partners and associates work closely together, appearing in court as a team, providing direct support and hands-on litigation experience to younger associates. In addition to representing our clients, Quarles attorneys have provided expert advice and direction through service on our Junior, Advisory and Governing boards, ensuring that CVLS is well-run and well-managed. CVLS has relied heavily on the Quarles team for years. We cannot thank you enough for your time and effort!

2021 Honor Roll Inductees

Every year CVLS honors volunteers who have distinguished themselves in providing pro bono services to low-income clients. These volunteers exemplify Chicago Pro Bono.

Dimitra Anderson

Dimitra A. Anderson

HEL.Las

Sarah Angelino

Sarah K. Angelino

Schiff Hardin Legal Aid Clinic

Crystal Caison

Crystal L. Caison

Old St. Mary's

David Callahan

David K. Callahan

PILI / Legal Prep Academy

William Carpenter

William Carpenter

GAL for Minors Program

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Casa A.F. Corbin

Southeast / New Life Covenant Church

Kevin Driscoll

Kevin C. Driscoll, Jr.

Barnes & Thornburg

Michal Fus

Michal Fus

Amicus Poloniae

Kevin Hanbury

Kevin P. Hanbury

Adult GAL Program

Ashanti Madlock Henderson

Ashanti Madlock Henderson

Child Representative Program

Eileen Kelley

Eileen McChesney  Kelly 

Chancery Court Appointment Program

Carla Lawless

Carla A. Lawless

Housing Forward

Lifetime Achievement

Steven Marshall

Steven Marshall

Child Representative Program

Neil Nandi

December 15, 2015

Chicago, IL

Neil G. Nandi

Sidley Austin / Salvation Army

Gerald Newman

Gerald M. Newman

JUF / JCLS Community Legal Services

Huy Nguyen

Huy M. Nguyen

Chinese American Service League (CASL)

Lynn Preshad

Lynn Preshad

South Asian Legal Clinic

Michael Rohan

Michael P. Rohan

Locke Lord St. Procopius Church

Margaret Sanne

Margaret Sanne

Probate Court Assistance Project (PCAP)

Lauren Sanuw

Lauren Sanuw

Probate Court Assistance Project (PCAP)

John schreiner

John Schreiner

GAL for Minors Program

Caroline Shoenberger

Caroline Shoenberger

Adult GAL & Panel Programs

Sandra Smietana

Sandra Smietana

Amicus Poloniae

Blooma Stark

Blooma Stark

Probate Court Assistance Project

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Szafalowicz Family

Amicus Poloniae

Thomas Woodrow

Thomas R. Woodrow

Chancery Court Appointment Program

Erica Yang, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Erica Yang

Lawyers Helping Our Community (LHOC)

Mary Yoo

Mary Yoo

Chinese American Service League (CASL)

Renae Yoo

Renae M. Yoo

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Eric Zhi

Eric Zhi

Lawyers Helping Our community (LHOC)

Michael Zolfo

Michael Zolfo

Chancery Court Appointment Program

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