Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stevens Award Dinner Wednesday, September 15

Justice John Paul Stevens
You won’t want to miss this year’s Stevens Award Celebration. We’ll be honoring two pillars of the Chicago legal community and CBA stalwarts, Judge Wayne Andersen (recently retired) and Judge Sophia Hall. Both Judge Andersen and Judge Hall have devoted their careers to public service, and they have had immense impact upon our legal system and access to justice in Illinois. Join us in thanking them for their careers of service.

Hon. Sophia Hall
And join us in celebrating the storied career of Chicago’s own Justice John Paul Stevens. Justice Stevens, the third longest-serving Justice in the history of the Supreme Court, was himself a stalwart CBA member as a Chicago lawyer. Justice Stevens served for many years on the CBA Committee that reviewed judicial candidates, served on the Board of Managers, and, when he was appointed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, was serving as Second Vice President of the Association. This year’s dinner will be a homecoming of sorts for one of our own, and you’ll want to be a part of it.

Hon. Wayne Andersen
This year’s celebration, a dinner, will feature performances by the CBA Symphony, the CBA Chorus, the Scales of Justice and the Barrister’s Big Band. We’ll begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 and dancing afterward. Dress is black tie (or, in honor of Justice Stevens, bow tie) optional. Everything takes place at the Chicago Hilton and Towers, the old “Stevens Hotel,” once owned by Justice Stevens’ family. Tickets are $165 each, or $1650 for a table of 10.

I look forward to seeing you on Sept. 15!