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Blog Archive : July 2007

Miguel Alvarez posted a blog on Jul 31, 2007

CLC Welcomes Staff Attorney Erica Spangler Raz

.CLC Welcomes Erica Spangler Raz to our staff as a Staff Attorney for The Law Project. Erica primarily works with The Law Project’s Nonprofit Assistance Program, where she counsels hundreds of emerging nonprofit organizations and regularly presents seminars on start-up non-profit business planning and income tax exemption to both community groups and attorneys.

Miguel Alvarez posted a blog on Jul 5, 2007

Thomas P. Sullivan to Address Chicago Bar in CLC Annual Event

Lowell E. Sachnoff to Receive the Edwin A. Rothschild Award for Lifetime Achievement in Civil Rights


Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw to be Recognized for Its Pro Bono Contributions at the July 11, 2007 Annual Meeting of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.


Northern Trust to be Honored with a Corporate Leadership Award


Chicago Lawyers’ Committee Chair, Mary Kay Martire, Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP to Preside


DLA Piper US Associate Honored as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2007


Thomas P. Sullivan will give the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, which begins at 11:30 am, and will be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Sullivan, a partner at Jenner & Block, is known for his significant contributions to the public interest, and for his advocacy on behalf of prisoners in custody at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.


Lowell E. Sachnoff will receive the Edwin A. Rothschild Award for Lifetime Achievement in Civil Rights in recognition of the significant contributions to civil rights and social justice he has made throughout his career. Mr. Sachnoff is a founder and former chairman of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee.


The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee will recognize Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw for the lead role played by the firm in developing a program to provide free self-help legal assistance to pro se plaintiffs in federal civil rights cases.


Kelly R. Welsh, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Northern Trust, will accept the Corporate Leadership Award. Northern Trust is being honored for its history of focused community lending, strategic philanthropy, and diversity both in the workplace and in supplier contracts.


Marianne Raimondi of DLA Piper US LLP will be honored as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2007 in recognition of her contribution to the Choose to Own program. Ms. Raimondi’s clients, low-income first-time homebuyers, benefitted from her careful preparation and respectful attitude.

The annual meeting is sponsored Blackman Kallick Bartelstein LLP. Additional support is being provided by Huron Consulting Group and AlixPartners LLP.


To purchase ticket(s) to the annual meeting ($120.00/person), call (312) 630-9744.


Chicago Lawyers’ Committee, a cooperative, pro bono effort of Chicago’s leading law firms, is Chicago’s partnership for equal justice. Annually, over 20,000 hours of donated professional legal services, with a value of $3.5 million, are directed to civil rights issues through the Committee. For further information, visit the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee website at