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Donors $30,000 and over Chicago Bar Foundation Illinois Equal Justice Foundation Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois Mayer Brown Polk Bros. Foundation Sidley Austin United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

$20,000 to $29,999 Anonymous Grant Kirkland & Ellis

$10,000 to $19,999 Anonymous Grant Charles H. & Bertha L. Boothroyd Foundation Chicago Area Foundation for Legal Services Cy Pres Award DLA Piper Terence E. Flynn Public Interest Law Initiative Schiff Hardin John G. Searle Family Trust

$5,000 to $9,999 Baker & McKenzie Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg Francis Beidler Charitable Trust Drinker Biddle & Reath Gary Elden Illinois Bar Foundation Jenner & Block Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell Kenneth P. Morrison Malgorzata Sawicka The Siragusa Foundation Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal

Donors Swanson, Martin & Bell Winston & Strawn Xerox Corporation

$1,500 to $4,999 The Braeside Foundation Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Chen Nelson Roberts Clifford Law Offices Crowe Horwath Deloitte F. Ellen Duff & Robert W. Hermanson Exelon The Milton L. Fish Jr. Family Foundation Bernard Hammer Katten Muchin Rosenman Eileen M. & Gerard D. Kelly Landmark Legal Solutions Denise Lazar Lexis-Nexis Littler Mendelson McDermott, Will & Emery McKenna Storer Nixon Peabody Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson Stephen R. & Linda W. Patton Quarles & Brady McLouis & Harriette Robinet Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson SmithAmundsen Thompson Coburn Veritext Deposition and Litigation Services

$750 to $1,499 Jean A. Adams A Personnel Commitment Beermann Swerdlove

Blackman Kallick Bryan Cave Paul F. Charnetzki & Anne K. Leary John & Susan Chen Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery Richard & Mary Freeman Donald C. Gancer Scott G. Golinkin Gunty & McCarthy Hinshaw & Culbertson Steven V. Hunter John A. & Candice S. Janicik Maxine & Larry R. Kane Rachel Kaplan & Robert A. Riesman, Jr. Kaye Scholer Marshall Gerstein & Borun Francis & Melanie Morrissey Kristi L. Nelson Noelle Brennan & Associates Jesus Perez Denis B. Pierce Peter L. & Kay C. Rossiter Christopher N. Skey & Nancy J. Claar Ann M. Spillane James R. & Linda E. Stinson Constantine L. & Jean D. Trela Marc Ungar Brenton W. & Elizabeth R. Vincent Kelly M. & Andrew P. Warner Daniel Winters

$250 to $749 Adler Murphy Gregory Andrews BDO Seidman Michael D. Belsley Margaret C. Benson & Arthur Simon Patricia T. Bergeson

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David Berten & Jane Kozuch Karen Ruth & Scott Bieber Barbara B. Bressler & Jerry Garson Charles P. & Caryn G. Brissman Andrea Burke Burrito Beach Cardinal Intellectual Property Patrick S. & Judith Lauth Casey Daniel Cedarbaum & Caryn Jacobs Jules R. Cherie Jared R. Cloud & JoAnna L. Beau Fredric A. Cohen John P. Corvino Cozen O’Connor Crane Heyman Simon Welch & Clar Dewey B. Crawford Davis Friedman DecisionQuest Dean Dickie Elaine & Jay L. Dolgin Garry Eades Sharon L. Eiseman Franczek Sullivan Kevin Fee & Jodie Foffel Dr. Kevin & Susan Fee Richard M. & Marguerite W. Franklin Friedman Law Group Richard C. Gering Patricia F. Gilmartin Marc Ginsberg Hon. A. Benjamin & Marcia W. Goldgar Richard Gottlieb L. Robert Guenthner, III Richard & Leslie Hanus David Harding Keith Hebeisen Jordan M. Heinz Kurt J. & Carolyn Lake Heinz

Allison Herriott Thomas R. & Siobhan D. Hill David B. Hirschey Derek S. Holland Joanna K. Horsnail Huron Consulting Group John A. Husmann Inference Data Integrated e Solutions ISBA Mutual Insurance Company Mark K. & Barbara Gainer Johnson Jones Day Katherine Jough William J. Jovan K&L Gates Susan Lorraine Kennedy Rebekah Kohmescher Jonathan Krit LaSalle Process Servers Wade Leathers Jordan H. Lippman Jeffrey & Ellen G. London Paul C. Marengo & Joan P. Simmons Teresa Kim & Prentice H. Marshall, Jr. Royal B. & Mary Lynn Martin MBHB McAndrews Held & Malloy Kevin & Patricia McCanna James McConkey Greg A. McConnell Merrill Corporation Paul Michalik Microsoft Jane E. Montgomery Navigant Consulting Timothy G. & Wendy A. Nickels Nolan Law Group Edward J. & Becky O’Connell Edward Overtree Kathryn A. Pamenter

J. Timothy & Jean Tucker Ramsey Reed Smith Anthony E. & Jane W. Rothschild Stephen Sayre Ruth Ann Schmitt Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Daniel Sherman & Margaret M. Heffernan Ian Sherman Shore Bank Helen and Garry S. Sigman Barry E. Simon Ann Marie Slater Ellen J. & Lewis J. Smith, MD Mary Anne Smith Lisa Snow & Franco Turrinelli Speer Financial Phillip L. & Leslie M. Stern Allan Sternstein Janet Stiven Hon. Amanda Toney Darlene A. Vorachek & Clifford J. Shapiro Walker Wilcox Matousek Ryan Whitney Wilson Elser John Wolfsmith

$100 to $249 John E. Ahern Anonymous Reva B. Auerbach Joseph Baldi B.R. Bellar, M.D., J.D. Ryan Blaine Bennett George W. Benson Kurt G. Beranek Anne Berleman & Joseph D. Kearney Theodore Birndorf Brian A. & Mary S. Bosch Stephen S. Bowen Eric D. Brandfonbrener

John Wm. Butler, Jr. & John M. VanderLinden Dennis J. Carlin Mei Chan Michael Wayne & Wendy Elliott Chance Hon. Thomas R. Chiola John W. & Elizabeth G. Christopher CJBS Charles P. & Joan M. Claar Holly F. & Robert H. Clemons Gregory L. & Lynn L. Cochran Paul J. & Catherine R. Compernolle William F. Conlon Julie H. Cooney Susan Craven Robert A. Creamer Clarissa Y. Cutler cy pres Jon W. DeMoss Terrance Lee Diamond & Paul F. Wozkicki Lawrence J. & Denise E. Dohman Kevin Duff Angela Fee Philip E. & Elizabeth G. Fertik Scott J. Fisher Mary Pat Flaherty Sarah Flosi Mary K. Foster & Richard B. Foster, III Paul E. Freehling Hon. & Mrs. Sheldon C. Garber Adrianne Gershon Eugenia Miller & Clarke M. Gillespie, III Richard & Jeanne Goldhaber Gravitas Marketing Jo Lynn Haley H. Reed Harris Deborah Gage Haude Yvonne J. & John J. Held, Jr.

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Kathleen T. Henn Sarah S. & Ronald B. Hirsen David M. & Suzanne M. Holmes Hao Yang & Fu Mei Huang Jean M. & Keith R. Jans Dannis P.W. & Susan B.W. Johnson Joan M. Joyner Susan Jun David Kalat & Julie K. Stapel Gina B. Kennedy & Robert V. Shannon Roger J. Kiley Hon. Dorothy Kirie & R. Burke Kinnaird John Kloecker Lawrence R. & Melanie Miller Krupp Kathleen Kuta James G. Lakerdas Eric & Sharon A. Langshur John G. & Jill F. Levi Adam Levine Shirley & Bernard E. Levine, M.D. Heather Libbey Erin L. Majka Stephen H. Malato Leonard & Roberta Malkin Reid A. & Jeanne C. Mandel Manetti & Griffith Stacy A. Manning Suzanne J. Massel & Howard F. Meyer Linda M. & Frank D. Mayer, Jr. Jerome Maynard Jerome B. Meites Paul T. Metzger & Sarah F. Bradley Paul Miller Robert J. Minkus & Susan Marie Lee Loren J. & Roberta A. Morris Sonya D. Naar


Donors Gordon B. Nash, Jr. Bret Natarelli James T. & Maureen E. Newman Hon. Lewis M. Nixon Daniel Noland Rita M. Novak Anastasia M. O’Brien Mary Ann O’Connor Sheila P. & Michael P. Padden Pasulka & White Sheryl A. Pethers Steven F. Pflaum & Karen Robertson John F. Podliska Ofelia N. Preston Stephen M. & Lorene Coffman Proctor Arthur Radke Reliable Copy Service Hon. Ronald C. Riley Robinson, Curley, & Clayton Jean Roche & Kevin Waller Roxanne L. Rochester John J. Rock William J. Rogers Howard M. Rubin Rudolf G. Schade, Jr. Linda J. Schneider John C. Sciaccotta Lois Scott Grace L. Shaff Gerald J. & Geri Sherman Monica & John Sholar Ralph D. Silver Zachary Silverstein Anthony FM & Carol M. Skey Adam & Heather Smedstad Melinda R. & Gregory T. Snyder Thmoas W. Soseman Andrew C. & Ellen K. Spiropoulos Joseph L. Stone Michael St. Peter Paul Stralka Scott & Marguerite Tagawa Joyce P. & Joseph L. Taylor, Jr.

Advisory Board Michael Thiel David M. Thimmig Thomas & Norma Thorelli John W. Treece Maria M. Troxclair John & Virginia Ulaszek Satavani Vadrevu Eugene Wedoff James S. Whitehead Robert B. Wilcox Living Trust Ethan R. York Daniel A. & Terri B. Zazove

Under $100 Kimball R. & Karen G. Anderson Bank of America Kathleen Barry & Curtis Warner Glen W. Barwegen Ann Bashook & Marvin Leiner Norman & Elizabeth Beck Scott P. Benson Royal F. Berg Audrey & Brad Berish Kurt F. Brandt & Dawn M. Huff Angelyn Chester Jean G. Cleveland Robert C. Cody D. Sidney & Allison E. Conditt James G. Condon Rev. Nan W. & Richard E. Conser Tempia Courts Jamila S. Covington Sara S. & Alexander D. Crecca Daniel J. & Margaret Sulita Creed Timothy E. Cripe Hon. Richard D. & Janet S. Cudahy CustomInk.com Hon. Ronald S. Davis Mark B. & Eve C. Epstein

Fred I. & Judy C. Feinstein Hon. Thomas E. Flanagan Shirley J. Fleming Steve & Denise Flores Susan J. Friedman Cheryl Garrett Jennifer G. & Shawn J. Gebhardt Kenneth Y. & Lynn R. Geman Sherwin A. Gerstein Howard S. Golden Jason W. Gordon Michiko & Matthew A. Goto Victor Gryniewicz Jeffrey W. Gunn & Carlina Tapia-Ruano Susan I. Hammerman Lynne Hans Stephen Harrington Moira Dages Hathcock Evelyn J. & Howard M. Hoffmann Laurie Jaffe Jennifer C. Karrson Robert J. & Wendy N. Kopka Eilleen M. Letts Elaine Rappaport Lev Alissa Lipson Stephen M. Mahieu Melvoin Foundation Scott M. & Liz Trager Mendel Isola Metz Bonnie L. Michael Frank S. Molinaro & Judith A. Horwitz Gregory H. & Elizabeth A. F. Morris John H. & Barbara B. Morrison Christopher J. Moss James M. Mrowicki Marya T. Nega Nelson & Nelson Aneta H. Pavlovich Jenny L. Pickell Stephen E. & Beverly L. Pinaire

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Julie K. & Jeffrey M. Potter Jay Scott Readey & Lisa Diane McGill Lindsay P. Reichmann & Linda M. Rio David Rubenstein Michelle Salomon Maureen Sawain & Robert E. O’Connor Alecia Sim Melissa A. Smith Dr. Amanda B. Teuscher & Spouse Stephanie L. Uhlarik George Vernon & Nancy Baker Arnold & Eileen Weinberg David A. Weininger

In Kind Tony Armour Photography Hannah Avellone Tim Bruce Burrito Beach Crowe Horwath Fullline Printing David Goldhaber Steven Goldhaber Al Goldman Gravitas Marketing IKON Office Solutions, Inc. Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Jim Kenyon Law Bulletin Publishing Company Lexis-Nexis LOWERCASE, Inc. Marathon Sportswear My Bad Blues Band Andrea Nott Meg Risso Spencer Massage Kristi Nelson Universal Sole Marianne Vincent White Deer Run

Randy J. Curato Chair ALAS, Inc. Stephen R. Patton Immediate Past Chair Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Paul E. Dengel Schiff Hardin LLP

Arthur J. McColgan Walker Wilcox & Matousek

Daniel J. Winters Jenner & Block LLP

Marc Kadish Mayer Brown LLP

Constantine L. Trela, Jr. Sidley Austin LLP

Kristi Nelson Ex Officio, Governing Board Vice-President, Development Chen Nelson Roberts, Ltd.

Eliza G. Cumberland Huron Consulting Group

Ann M. Spillane Office of the Illinois Attorney General

John A. Walker Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Board of Directors F. Ellen Duff President Winston & Strawn David Goldhaber Vice-President, Finance Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP Kristi L. Nelson Vice-President, Development Chen Nelson Roberts Ltd. Kevin M. Fee Vice-President, Client Services Sidley Austin LLP Steven V. Hunter Secretary Quarles & Brady LLP

Jared R. Cloud Executive Committee, at large McDermott Will & Emery Marc Ungar Executive Committee, at large Retired Attorney Kelly Martin Warner Executive Committee, at large Schiff Hardin LLP

John A. Husmann Bates & Carey LLP Sandy L. Morris Chico & Nunes Daniel O’Rourke Vedder Price

Maria Mendoza Troxclair Franczek Sullivan PC Howard Yussman Law Clerk, Illinois Appellate Court Ex-Officio:

Sasha Reyes Baker & McKenzie LLP

Brian A. Bosch Surginex

John Sciaccotta Shefsky & Froelich

Susan Charles Mayer Brown LLP

Jim Shepherd Navigant Consulting, Inc Christopher N. Skey DLA Piper

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Brent W. Vincent Bryan Cave LLP


JUNIOR BOARD Brion W. Doherty Chair Stotis & Baird Maura Harrington Vice Chair Feinberg & Barry, P.C. Patrick Croke Sidley Austin LLP Kimberly M. Halvorsen Clifford Law Offices Shennan Harris Mayer Brown LLP

Staff Joshua Heidelman K&L Gates LLP

Shelley L. Merkin Schiff Hardin LLP

Patrick W. Spangler Vedder Price

Jordan M. Heinz Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Eileen M. O’Connor Michael E. Sweeney & Associates

Mona Thakkar Attorney

Derek Holland Bryan Cave LLP Katherine E. Ivancevich ArcelorMittal USA Rachael L. Mamula McDermott Will & Emery LLP Michelle K. Marek Howrey LLP

Avani Patel Law Offices of Hovde and Tufo, PC Libby Pozolo Winston & Strawn LLP Emily Schnidt Horwitz, Richardson & Baker LLC

David M. Wolff Attorney Ex Officio: Matthew Pollock CVLS Community Relations & Development Coordinator Natalie Weidemier CVLS Chancery Court Access to Justice Staff Attorney

Legislation Committee and sits on the ISBA’s LawPac Board. Former chair, she continues to serve on the CBA’s Pro Bono Week Committee. Past activities include: chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee, charter member of the Illinois Pro Bono Center’s Board of Directors, speaker at the Midwest Region SPAN Conference on the Future of Legal Services, Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, two-term ISBA Assembly member, speaker for the American Institute for Prepaid Legal Services. Meg’s husband, Art Simon, is an active CVLS volunteer.

Peter M. Ashmore, Managing Attorney University of Missouri (B.A., Political Science, 1991). DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 1994). Hired as a CVLS staff attorney upon graduation from law school, Peter had already interned, externed, and volunteered with us. His Managing Attorney designation reflects in-house duties which include directing CVLS’ IT and database needs, organizing staff and management meetings and administration of CVLS’ MCLE program. Peter still advises volunteers on an eclectic variety of cases, including tort defense, eviction, foreclosure, contracts, real estate, bankruptcy, probate, tax and public benefits. In addition, as director of CVLS’ Guardian Ad Litem for Adults Program, Peter trains, recruits and supervises volunteers who serve as GALs for disabled adults. Peter formally served as President of the Illinois Center for Law & Technology, now known as Illinois Legal Aid Online and on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee. He currently sits on the Chicago Bar Association’s Probate, Elder Law, Mental Health and Consumer Law committees. Margaret C. Benson, Executive Director Western Michigan University, Honors College (B.A., History, 1976). Loyola University College of Law (J.D., 1979). Lake, Rosenberg & Associates (1977-1979). Law Offices of Barbara B. Hirsch (1979 –1981). Meg joined CVLS in 1982 to set up the Panel Referral Program, became Deputy Director in 1983 and was elevated to Executive Director in 2003 when her predecessor retired. Meg oversees program management and fundraising for CVLS and coordinates the bench, bar association and law firm relations. In addition to her column on pro bono for the Chicago Lawyer, Meg has written extensive training materials for CVLS volunteers. While handling a caseload of contested or difficult family and guardian ad litem cases, she trains and supervises GAL volunteers. Meg is a program designer and speaker at /NLADA Equal Justice Conferences and statewide Legal Advocates Conferences. She also regularly speaks on child custody, client and pro bono issues for the ISBA, CBA and IICLE. Meg was honored with the 2007 Illinois State Bar Association’s Board of Governors Award. In 2001 she received the notable Chicago Bar Foundation’s Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award. Prior honors include the “Esther Rothstein Award” by the Lawyer’s Trust Fund of Illinois in 1999 and Loyola University School of Law’s Public Service Award in 1994. Meg is an active member of ISBA’s

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Linda Cook, Intake and Receptionist For more than eight years, Linda has listened calmly and patiently as people pour out their hearts to her describing their legal problems. Screening thousands of new clients every year for financial and case eligibility, Linda books appointments for clinic and panel interviews and handles the increasing number of walk-in clients sent directly from the courts. Linda also serves as the CVLS receptionist for volunteers and works with Phil to coordinate appointments and schedules for in-house volunteers and students. Eric S. Donahue, Business Manager Purdue University, (B.A., Political Science and History 1997). Eric, who joined CVLS eight years ago after working as a business manager for Indiana law firms, coordinates all of CVLS’ business and operational tasks, including contracts and purchases, insurance and internal organization. He manages the 403(b) retirement plan and other aspects of CVLS human resources. In addition, he handles all day-to-day bookkeeping and aids in the preparation of quarterly financial reports and the annual audit. Jessica Engle, Administration Jessica, CVLS’ newest employee, joined CVLS in July after working as a customer service representative for Graphics Suisse, a paper supply company. In addition to maintaining CVLS’ office equipment, she orders supplies and handles all office administrative matters. In charge of CVLS’ client and volunteer database, Jessica also sets up for volunteer orientations, seminars and meetings. In her spare time, she assists with client intake.

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Staff

Staff Content Editor of the Family Law practice area of the Illinois Technology Center’s website and co-chair of the Clerk of the Circuit Court Pro Se Litigants Advisory Committee. Phil is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and a former ISBA Assembly and ISBA Family Law Section Council member. In its annual supplemental edition in 2004, Phil was selected by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of the “40 Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois to Watch”.

Terri Hooker, Panel Program Administrator Terri, who has worked with CVLS volunteers since 1973, adjusts Panel Referral Program policies to meet shifting client needs and volunteer capacity and places cases with more than 1,000 volunteer lawyers. She takes particular delight in finding specialists to handle cases that regular legal aid programs rejected as beyond their expertise. She also recruits and orients Panel lawyers and continuously surveys volunteer and client satisfaction. In addition to her panel duties, Terri spends hours working closely with the staff attorneys appointed as guardians ad litem over problematic minor’s estates by investigating and overseeing guardians and older minors requesting withdrawals from their bank accounts. Terri completed 2 years of Loop College and graduated from Roosevelt University’s Certified Paralegal program in 1985. Phillip J. Mohr, Deputy Director University of Illinois, Champaign, (B.A., Economics, 1987). De Paul University College of Law (J.D., 1991). Formerly a CVLS volunteer, Phillip joined staff in 1991, became the Family Law Director in 1996, and was named the Deputy Director in 2006. In addition to being Deputy Director, Phil continues to direct our Family Law Program. His own large caseload and the work of his American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers panel does much to meet our greatest need: representation of clients on contested family law matters. In addition to trial work, he has gained experience with appellate work as well. In 1999, along with a CVLS volunteer, Phil argued before the Illinois Supreme Court. As an experienced family law practitioner, Phil spends many hours tutoring young volunteers, both individually and through seminars, gradually guiding them from simple to complex cases. His talent with training has given him the responsibility of overseeing the summer student program. Phil is a regular speaker on family law and pro bono issues, recently speaking at NLADA Equal Justice Conference, statewide Legal Advocates Conferences, the ISBA mid-year meeting, and on the ISBA’s cable production. A former chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Legal Aid Committee, he currently sits on their Matrimonial Law Committee. Phil was the chair of the subsection of the legal service’s consortium which has both created pro-se family law forms and materials and assisted with the creation of the Domestic Relations Division’s Self-Help Center. He also is the Legal

Patricia M. Nelson, Director, Chancery Court Access to Justice Program University of Illinois, Champaign (B.A., Economics, 1990). DePaul University College of Law J.D., 1996). Patty is the Director of our Chancery Court Access to Justice program. Through the program, CVLS accepts appointments from the court to represent low-income pro se litigants in danger of losing their homes. CVLS staff and volunteers represent clients in mortgage foreclosures, Chicago Housing Authority terminations and victims of title fraud, mortgage fraud, and predatory lending. Patty handles many of these complex housing cases herself. She also actively recruits, trains and supports volunteers as well as arranges ongoing seminars and training workshops in these areas. Patty has been a featured speaker on the issues of mortgage foreclosure defense and title and mortgage fraud for Metropolitan Family Services, the Illinois Paralegal Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Illinois Continuing Legal Education. She is the author of a foreclosure defense instruction manual, and the co-author of a manual for landlords wishing to evict their tenants. Previously, Patty spent eight years as our utility attorney. She is experienced in probate, landlord tenant, contract disputes, adoption, DCFS administrative hearings and guardian ad litem in contested custody disputes. Patty also has experience drafting legislation, lobbying for its passage, and testifying in support of that legislation to the Illinois House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. Patty, past co-chair of the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, trained to conduct seminars on prejudice reduction through the National Coalition Building Institute. Currently, she serves on the CBA’s Legal Aid and Real Estate Law Committees and is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

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Benji Philips, Staff Attorney University of Texas at Arlington (B.S., Management Information Systems, 2002). DePaul College of Law (J.D., 2007). During law school, Benji was a member of the DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal. She interned with the Legal Assistance Foundation, researching general civil practice areas such as landlord tenant, bankruptcy, and divorce. She also clerked for Judge Nancy Katz in the Domestic Relations Division for two semesters, researching various family law issues. Benji joined Chicago Volunteer Legal Services as a staff attorney upon her admission to the Illinois bar in November 2007, working in all areas of general civil litigation, including chancery, domestic relations and probate. She is a certified mediator and has completed the Center for Conflict Resolution 40 hour mediation certification program. Benji is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, serving on the Legal Aid and Alliance for Women Committees. She also serves on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services and is a member of the American Bar Association. Matthew Pollock, Community Relations & Development Coordinator Arizona State University, (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2005). Before joining CVLS in July 2007, Matthew worked as a mechanical engineer for 6 years in Chicago and Phoenix. While toiling in the world of big business he developed a desire to give back to the community and found his way to CVLS. His creative instincts mixed with a solid background using computer systems for both design and management made him a perfect fit to be our Community Relations & Development Coordinator. Working closely with the executive director to target new sources of funding, Matt coordinates Race Judicata®, writes grant proposals, manages and updates both the Race Judicata® and Golf Fore Justice websites, and composes press and marketing materials as well as CVLS’ monthly newsletter. In his spare time he manages the new and improved CVLS website that he designed to be an easy, accessible gathering point for volunteers and clients alike, and, along with Natalie Weidemier, is staff liaison to CVLS’ new Junior Board.

Rebekah Rashidfarokhi, Staff Attorney The University of Georgia (Honors Program, BBA–Marketing & B.A–Spanish, cum laude, 2003). The University of Georgia School of Law, (J.D. 2007). Rebekah joined CVLS as a Staff Attorney in November 2007. She works in all areas of general civil practice, including family law, probate, mortgage foreclosure defense, adoptions, landlord-tenant law, and tort defense. A graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was the recipient of an academic scholarship and various grants for international studies and public interest work, she also served as a legal advocate at a family violence clinic, co-chair of an immigrants’ rights project, and volunteer for Catholic Social Services. During law school, Rebekah spent her first summer as an intern at the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC) in Bogota, Colombia and worked, in 2006, as a summer associate at two international law firms in Madrid, Spain. Before law school, Rebekah was a law clerk at Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services at the US-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas and was also a coordinator for various international academic programs throughout Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Rebekah is fluent in Spanish and has a special interest in immigration and asylum law. A Director of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association for 20092011, she is also a pro bono attorney through the Asylum Project of the National Immigrant Justice Center, and a member of the CBA Legal Aid Committee, the IranianAmerican Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, the ISBA and the ABA. Rebekah also serves on the Junior Board of Catholic Charities of Chicago, where she volunteers with the Legal Assistance and Resource Center and the Refugee Resettlement Program. Veronica Rodriguez, Clinic Coordinator Veronica Rodriguez worked as a law office manager before joining CVLS in April, 2006. As the coordinator of our 20 neighborood legal clinics, Veronica’s duties include developing and attending clinic events, reviewing and maintaining clinic data and schedules, troubleshooting clinic problems, and evaluating client and volunteer satisfaction. As staff liaison to the board’s Client Services Committee, Veronica organizes the annual Clinic Chair meeting and this year developed CVLS’ first Clinic Chair Manual. She also coordinates the volunteers for Race Judicata® and uses her fluency in Spanish to provide translation services to both staff and clinic attorneys.

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Alecia R. Wartowski, Director, Guardian ad Litem for Minors Program University of Wisconsin Law School (JD, 2003). Harvard Graduate School of Education (EdM, 1997). University of Michigan (BA, Psychology & English, 1995). Alecia, who has served as the Director of the Guardian ad litem for minors program since 2006, handles a caseload of GAL cases and supervises over 150 active volunteers handling GAL cases. She is also responsible for recruiting and training new volunteers to the GAL programs. Alecia comes to CVLS after serving as the Director of Family Law at the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic (CGLA) where she handled contested divorce, custody, visitation, child support and guardianship cases for low income residents of Chicago. She comes to CVLS with years of experience working with low-income youth in Boston, Washington DC, and Madison, Wisconsin. Before law school, Alecia managed after-school and youth development programs for inner city girls in Boston. During law school and immediately afterward, Alecia served as a special education legal advocate. Alecia is a member of the CBA’s Legal Aid Committee and the ISBA ChildLaw Committee where she has served as the CLE Co-chair and currently serves as Secretary. She is a certified mediator and has completed the Center for Conflict Resolution 40 hour mediation certification program.

Natalie Weidemier, Staff Attorney, Chancery Court Access to Justice Program Illinois Wesleyan University (B.A., Psychology with a Minor in Women’s Studies, 1999). DePaul College of Law (J.D., 2007). Natalie first worked at CVLS as a law student volunteer, assisting staff attorneys with a variety of matters while focusing on family law cases. Upon graduation from law school, she joined a small family law firm in Chicago and represented clients in a complex family law cases, with issues ranging from custody to domestic violence to division of complex marital and non-marital estates. After a year, Natalie left the private sector to return to CVLS full-time as staff attorney in the Chancery Court Access to Justice Program. Natalie also joins Matt Pollock serving as staff liaison to CVLS’ new Junior Board. Natalie is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.

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Administrative Office 100 North LaSalle Eleni Apostolopoulos (student) Joseph Barber (student) Joe Busnengo (student) Joseph Carder Yvonne Chin (student) Shirley Chiu Stacie V. Colston (student) Kristine Laudadio Devine Emilie Dion (student) Michael Edelberg Megan Fossen (student) Richard L. Freeman Emily Garrison Agnes E. Grossman (award winner) Grace Ha (student) Rob Hamilton (student) Amanda Harvath (student) Katherine Harvalis (student) Janet L. Hermann Denise Hernandez (student) Matthew Hulstein (student) S. Asra Husain (student) Joel C. Jacobson Greg Jones (student) Kristin Keenan (student) Aaron LaRue (student) Malinda Lee (student) Jordan H. Lippman Kyle Mahoney (student) Kenneth Mallory (student) Patricia McGill Ted Nissley Laura Norris (student) Avani Patel Preeya Patel (student) Annie Poelstra (student) Peter Price Ganapathi Ramaswamy (student) Jed Rosencrantz Alexandra Savidge (student)

Ankur Shah Lauren Shores Jennifer Skoog (student) Zygmunt Sokolnicki Daniel J. St. Onge Paula M. Stergios Dale Turner Marc Ungar Emily Von Qualen (student) Kathleen Walsh Michael Walsh Katherine Walton Lindsay Weinberg (student) Marcia Banas Welcome Eric Welter (student) Afia Yunus (student)

American Immigration Lawyers Association Legal Clinic 100 North LaSalle St. Donna Adler Matthew Bernstein Peter Cheun (award winner) Susan Compernolle Mary Crost Alexander Demchenko Jeffrey Dybdahl Katherine Greenslade Richard Hanus Sara Herbek Adam Justice Matthew A. Kriezelman (award winner) Nobuko Kudo Kurt Larsen Tzu-kai Lo Emily Love Patricia Luna Teresita Marsal-Avila Perex Martin Susan Mathews

Steve Navarre Shama Patel Anjana Prasad Nandini Saldanha Brian Sather Vijay Sharma John Shine Saadia Siddique Jennifer Simutis Bob Spiegel Derek Strain (chair) Deepak Tamasker Carlina Tapia-Ruano Steve Tarnoff Daniel Thomann (award winner) Sandra Valenzuela Michael Vernon Nancy Vizer Bob White Martha White Charles Wintersteen Ming Yeh Megan Yoshimura

Ted R. Jadwin (award winner) Lydia Kamerlink Joel Kasanov Steven Kuh William London Sidney Margolis Matthew Miller Marc Primack Donald Rendler-Kaplan Robert Romanoff Ian Sherman Lawrence Stark Eugene Steingold William Teitelbaum Laurie Wasserman Ross Weisman Gary Wigoda Robert Wigoda Joseph Wrobel (award winner)

Amicus Poloniae 5711 North Milwaukee Ave. American Jewish Congress Legal Clinic 3003 West Touhy Ave. Judd Azulay Steve Baron (chair) Scott Beller Stephen Berman Sima Blue (paralegal) Sandra Brostoff David Brown Bradley Cohn Paul Festenstein Sherwin Gerstein Howard Golden Herbert Goldman H. Reed Harris Ross Helfand

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Marta Almodovar Michal Baumert Renata Biernat Gabriela Budzik Justin Burton Katarzyna Magdalena Caputa Erin C. Cobb Tatiana Czaplicki Monika Danecka Denise DeBelle Jesse D. DeSplinter Mark Dobrzycki (PNA staff, clinic coordinator) Sara E. Domaradzki Mark P. Douglass (award winner) Erick Drobinski Amy Ezeldin


Neighborhood Clinics Alexander Z. Fiedotjew (co-chair) Demetria Glover Robert P. Groszek (co-chair) Adam Grzelak Beata Guzik John Helwig Michele F. Hendrickson (award winner) Hugh D. Howard Alicya Janicka Fred A. Joshua (award winner) Tomasz J. Kaczmarski Khalil Khalil Beata P. Kosydar Anna P. Krolikowska Mark J. Kupiec Beata Leja Leszke Lis Chester A. Lizak Andrew Maczek Michael Makowski Agnieszka Milicka Joanna Michalec (award winner) Jeffrey E. Miszczyszyn Joanna Morawska Agata Musial Steven L. Rakowski Herbert J. Sillins Zygmunt K. Sokolnicki Robin Ann Sowizrol Frank J. Spula (PNA, President) Peter Szarkowski Renata W. Szczygiel Natalia I. Szynalik Juan Vaglienty Monika Wozniczka Richard E. Zabelski Mariusz P. Zdyrski Joanne Zlotek

Neighborhood Clinics

Asian American Legal Services Clinic 4753 North Broadway St. Antonio Cerda (paralegal) Wendy Duplechain (paralegal) (award winner) Anne H. Geraghty John A. Husmann (award winner) Deborah L. Jackson (sponsor) Michael Kaskin Courtney Masini Abha Payndya (sponsor) Stephen M. Proctor Steven J. Reynolds Raj N. Shah Tom M. Shin Huntern Shu Hammond S. Taylor Sarah Wang (chair) Lena Wegner Kathryn K. Wycoff David M. Wolff Theodor I. Yi David S. Yoo

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Legal Clinic 4432 North Troy St. Kendra Allaband David Almeida Erik J. Anderson Cathy Kiselyak-Austin Heather A. Bailey Warren Baker Matthew Bird Russell J. Chibe Kevin P. Connelly Richard S. Cozza Kathleen T. Cunningham Neeta Daga John D’attomo

Kelly Fetzer David R. Frey (award winner) Leila Fusfeld Thad Gaines Kelly Gawne Thomas Gianturco Amanda Gomez Gregory W. Hose Nicklaus Kaspar (award winner) Justin O. Kay Nicholas Kopsian Ann Mcclintic Cristin M. Obsitnik Neil Olderman Bina Palnitkar Stephen Patterson Andrew Raby Diane Ravenscraft Brian Rupp Carla Scott Bertha Serrano (chair) Michael Sheehan Janet Short John Simon T. J. Sullivan Yesenia Villasenor-Rodriguez Steven Wagner Adam Weinstock Andrew Weissman Kelly T. Whelan Fatema Zanzi Ethan G. Zelize

First Congregational Church of LaGrange 100 South 6th Ave. Larry Adkison Bill Bright (Program coordinator) Michael J. Boffa Annette Bogolin

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David R. Bryant (award winner) Michael Davis Stephanie Espinoza Elizabeth Factor Gerald Granada Kathleen K. Hoffman Christina Hynes-Mesco (chair) Michael A. Jarrick Scott Jensen Mike Jurusik Rev. Hope Moloziay (sponsor) Tom Morrissey Rudy Schade Lesley R. Weber

Indo American Legal Clinic 6328 North California Ave. Rishi Agrawal Sanjay Agrawala Ayesha Ahmed Hassan Ali Uma Bansal Priya Bhatia Selma D’Souza Mirut Dalal Tejal S. Desai Amina Gilani Hasan Gilani Rajesh Gupta Rashmi V. Gupta Kavitha Janardhan (award winner) Ganesh Kalyanaraman Devendra Kane Valsa Kappil Shariq Kathawala Daisy Khambatta Suleman Nathani Aseet Patel

Shital Patel Suverna Patel Simrit Patel Surubhi Sarasurat Depak Sathy Tejas N. Shah (co-chair) Arjun Sarkar (award winner) Molshree A. Sharma (co-chair) Ketki Steffen Mona Thakkar Priti Trivedi Bobby Zaman

Jane Addams Hull House Legal Clinic 100 North LaSalle St. Kendra M. Allaband Marshall J. Burt Brianne M. Connell Daniel J. Connell Kendra J. Gray-Hampton (award winner) Patricia Guzman (paralegal) Jason C. Hansen Jeffrey L. London Christopher J. Moss (paralegal) Kara Nally Anna M. Panchenko (award winner) Stephen R. Patton Anthony Piccuta Sasha M. Reyes (chair) Dyhan I. Slaughter Lauren E. Slomka Ann M. Spillane Robert Vandervoort

K&L Gates / St. Peter’s Church Legal Clinic 110 West Madison St

Precious Blood Church Legal Clinic 2411 West Congress Pkwy

Ji Baranowski (paralegal) Michael Beckett Timothy Boarini Molly Breckenridge Jennifer Bustamante (secretary) Kristin Collins (secretary) Kristina Dickens (paralegal) Dorothy Densmore (secretary) Mary Donners Maura Forde O’Meara Teresa Gomez (paralegal) Joshua Heidelman (chair) Jeff Ingalls Michael J. Roth (award winner) Robert Shannon Joyce Sikich (secretary) Gail Sipek (secretary) Wendy Sawyer Christian G. Stahl (award winner) John Susoreny Mildred Watson

Fr. George Roy (sponsor) Kiola Millan John Stanis Lucia Zavala (interpreter) Bruce L. Zumstein (chair)

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell / St. Procopius Church Legal Clinic 1641 South Allport St. Bryan W. Deaton Patrick Gallagher Myoka Kim Goodin Derek E. Johnson (chair) Sylvia Juarez (sponsor) Amanda K. Kelly (award winner) Christine Obrochta Jim Peterka

Schiff Hardin LLP / Howard Area Community Center Legal Clinic 7648 North Paulina St. Jeremy S. Baker Melody R. Barron Jeffrey M. Bergman Lorraine M. Buerger (co-chair) Steve Copenhagen Sahar A. Dar Paul E. Dengel Kathryn S. Devine Monica Dillon (sponso) Ashley G. Eddy Nicholas J. Georgiton David C. Giles Lalania Gilkey-Johnson Paul E. Greenwalt, III Paul A. Heeringa Lawrence H. Heftman Ayad P. Jacob (chair) Jonathan Judge Jacob L. Kahn David G. Kairis Nora Kersten Walsh Nina M. Knierim Joshua D. Lee Robert J. Minkus

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Matthew B. Mock Joshua R. More David T. Morris Ralph A. Morris William R. Nifong Heidi K. Oertle Ann K. Pikus David S. Sattelberger David C. Scott John M. Schietinger Marla Shade-Harris (co-chair) Luke T. Shannon Matthew Shiltz Amethyst C. Smith Doug Snodgrads Linda K. Stevens John E. Tanagho Frank B. Thorn Kelly M. Warner Lynn J. Watkins

Sidley & Austin / Hull House Uptown Legal Clinic 4520 North Beacon St. Angelyn Chester (co-chair) (paralegal) Kevin M. Fee (chair) Laura Kolb April D. Lambert (award winner) Alphia Miller (sponsor) Pat Showers (sponsor)


Neighborhood Clinics St. Clements Church Legal Clinic / Our Lady of Mercy Clinic 4432 North Troy St. Gregory L. Barton Dawn Blume Kathleen A. Cimo Lindsay E. Dansdill (award winner) Romanita De Jesus Joseph Del Campo Sarah Flosi (chair) William T. Gibbs Claudia Granados Norman P. Jeddeloh Charles Jordan Russell D. Knight Beth A. Loeb Kathryn C. Newman Jose M. Ortega Bridget K. Orsic Heidi I. Schmid (award winner) Marlene Siedlarz Joanna Stevason Michael Summerhill Cathy L. Rath Maria Elena Rodriguez Paul Ruscheinski Mollie Whitehead

The Ark Legal Clinic 6450 North California Ave. Neil H. Adelman Rochelle Adler (sponsor) David Allswang Beth A. Alpert Charles J. Aron Daniel J. Azulay Harvey Berman Martin A. Blumenthal Lynne Aron Brody (sponsor) Fred M. Caplan Marcia Cotler Agi De Canniere (sponsor) Michael A. Durlacher Ross Eagle Stuart Edelstein Ross Edwards Arthur Ehrlich Edna Feldman (sponsor) Leon Fox Kenneth Y Geman Adrienne Gershon Jason R. Gorczynski Ross Helfand Cori Hork (chair) Miriam Jacobson (sponsor) Jan Kodner Jeffery Kriezelman Richard H. Levy Sherwin J. Malkin James K. Maremont David Nathan George Pfeifer Jeremy T. Pfeifer (award winner) Racquel Pure Allen L. Ray

Neighborhood Clinics Laurel B. Rector Howard Reich Lora Shapiro (sponsor) Danielle J. Singer Donald I. Singer Kenneth L. Skolnick Michael Small Miriam F. Solo Martin Tiersky Steven Van Dorf Adrianne Nudelman Varhula Miriam Weinberger (sponsor) Victoria Yusim Hass, Ph.D. (sponsor) Seymour R Zilberstein

Thunderdome Intake Clinic 100 N. LaSalle St. Kiran Advani Jean Athey Marie Casciari Amy Cederbaum Dorothy Cobbs Patricia Guzman Thomas Holliday Molly Huffman Chris Jones Maria Karapetyan William Kiolbassa Tammy Lenzy Susan Mathews Violet O’Brien Graciela Rodriguez Sharon Scott Niki Vlachos

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Trinity United Church of Christ 1915 West 95th Street

Visitation Church Legal Clinic 843 West Garfield Blvd.

West Suburban PADS Oak Park 324 N. Oak Park Ave.

Angelyn Anderson Diedre D. Cato (award winner) J. Anthony Clark Violet M. Clark (award winner) Nicole Comer James T. Derico, Jr. (award winner) Ellen E. Douglass (co-chair) Samantha S. Fields Elizabeth Finnie Rochelle Francis (award winner) Karen L. Jones (co-chair) Kendell R. Kelly Anita D. Robinson (co-chair) (award winner) Nicole Rodriguez Modupe A. Sobo (award winner) Brenda Tillman Eva Tripplett (award winner) Karen Wallace Jerome Watkins Alexia Whitaker Rev. Reginald Williams (sponsor)

Gwendolyn Anderson Vaughn Barber Barbara Burns Marco Cardenas, CMF (sponsor) Clarence Clark (law student) Terence Flynn Janet Good Kathleen Hayes (paralegal) Adam Ingber Elaine M. Johnson William Jones Annette King (paralegal) Ed Madrigal (paralegal) Corinne Morrissey Kathleen O’Rourke Jean Roche Anthony Schmitz Mary Anne Smith Monica Smith (paralegal) Dee Spiech (paralegal) William Spielberger Virginia Ulaszek (paralegal) Peter Walford

Gerri Brauneis (chair) Steven Covey Jackson C. Darnall Thelma Sue Davidson Melissa Fuechtmann Carl Gigante Carla A. Lawless (chair) Gilbert Lenz Louis M. Leone Dan Lesser Mark Loftus Ruth Masters Rosemary Mayka (paralegal) Gerald F. Murray Nolan Nelson Patience Nelson Dale Nowicki (award winner) Sarah L. Olson Sara Paguia Stacey Prange Meg Reynolds Terrie Rymer Linda Schueler (sponsor) Garrett A. Smith Richard Summins (paralegal) Vashti O. Varnado (paralegal) James Ziegler

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PAnel REferral Program Holby Abern Gregory Abrams Dima Abuasabeh Stacey Acquavella Jean Adams Robert Adams Heather Aeschleman Junaid Afeef John Ahern Diane Ainsworth (award winner) Sarah Albrecht Kelli Alces Hassan Ali Kendra Allaband David Altschuler Susan Alvarado Alfredo Alvarez Joseph Amarilio Kulsum Ameji David Anderson Noel Ansley Rafi Arbel Chloe Arlan Bernard Armel Daniel Arnett Sara Arroyo Melody Ashby Cynthia Ashford-Hollis Crystal Ashley (award winter) Laura Ashmore Malika Assar Rebecca Atkins Susan Ausman Annie Autin Margaretja Auers Gerald Baggot Miriam Bahcall Gary Bain Jeremy Baker Joseph Baldi Carmen Ballou Karen Barmes Denise Banks Brad Barinsky Thies Barrett

Ted Barthel Margaret Basch Steven Bashaw Diane Bauerle Nicole Bayer Kori Bazanos Nathaniel Beck Kathryn Beck Leonard Becker Gregory Bedell Brenda Beerman Vera Beil-Adaskin Robert Beilfuss Gerald Bekkerman Brigitte Schmidt-Bell (award winner) Kelly Belovesick Josette Belvedere Ryan Bennett John Benson Mary Benz Irena Berezin Royal Berg Patricia Bergeson Michael Bergmann Perry Berke Jay Berlin Julian Berman Saray Bermeo Alan Bernstein Matthew Bernstein Izabella Bielinska William Bila Theodore Birndorf Martin Bishop (award winner) Beth Black Holly Blaine Jeffery Blehar Mary Bluem Paul Blume Edgar Blumenfeld Katherine Blumenthal Jessica Boehm Michelle Bogosh Timothy Boarini Heather Boice

PAnel REferral Program Shawn Bolger Stephen Bonebrake Thomas Borders Robert Boroff Mark Borsos Mellody Bose Matthew Botica Karen Botterud Karen Bowes Melissa Brabender Robert Brackett Dorothy Brackett Joan Brandi Phillip Brandt Coleman Braun Christopher Bremmer Jeffrey Brend (award winner) Stephanie Brenner Barbara Bressler Jason Briski Daniel Broadhurst Alvin Brooks Terrence Brooks David Brown Jim Brown Anne Brown Abraham Brustein Marvin Brustin David Bryant Richard Buchanan Brian Budzicz David Buffen Jozef Bulat Catherine Burkhardt Michael Burnett Ian Burns Justin Burton Anna Bush Stephanie Butler Michael Cainkar Vanessa Calabrese Sharon Calhoun Michael Callahan Pepi Camerlingo Robert Campobasso James Cannella

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Alia Caravelli Michael Carin David Carrabotta Karen Carreras Paul Carroll Sheera Carthans Joseph Carver Paul Caughey Joseph Cavanaugh Jennice Cayne Daniel Cedarbaum Mikeal Chambers Mei Chan Flora Chan Michael Chance Jules Cherie Robert Cheris Michael Childress Robert Chio William Chittenden Justyna Chmielewska Carolyn Christian Timothy Christiana Vel Chulamorkodt Pei Yuan Chung Scott Clar Claudia Clark MariJo Clark Clarence Clark Robert Clarke Lara Cleary Benjamin Clinger Jared Cloud Shannon Cobe Marta Coblitz Tina Cohen Mitchell Cohen F. Marie Cole Albert Coleman Amy Collins Lisa Colpoys Robert Comfort Ben Conley Richard Conser Kevin Conway (award winner) Jason Cook

Alexis Cooper Thomas Cooper John Corbett Victoria Cosentino Daniel Coughlin Paul N. Coyle Michael Coyne Eugene Crane P. Mark Crane Susan Craven Lona Crovetti Randy Curato Christopher Czwenic Carlo D’Agostino Selma D’Souza Robert Dachis Mirut Dalal Frederick Daley William Dallas Diane Damico Jeffrey Dan Stefan Dandelles Monika Danecka Kim Daniel Jeffrey David Brad Davis Lela Davis Rebecca DeCabooter Jonneida Davis Nancy DeBruin Maria DeHowitt Pauline Dembicki Kimberly Densmore Sonia Desai Mark Devane Riccardo Di Monte Steven Dicker Bruce Dickman Sarah DiLorenzo Elfreda Dockery Michael Dockterman Michael Doerries (award winner) Lawrence Dohman Martin Dolan Leo Dombrowski Roselyn Don

John Donahue Bruce Dorn Teresa Down John Doyle Patrick Doyle Trudy Doyle William Doyle, Jr. David Duffy Martin Duncan Janna Dutton Thomas Dwyer Mark Dym Ceylan Eatherton Larry Eaton Deborah Ebner Heidi Echols James Edozie Ehsan Eftekhari Betsy Ehlen Kara Eisen Noah Eisner Khaled Elkhatib Ken Elkins Catherine Elliott-Dunne Louis Elovitz Vera Elue Daniel Engel Karen Enright Mark Epstein Eve Epstein Stephen Erf James Erwin Joan Escoto Jeffrey Esser Gilberto Espinoza Cynthia Farenga Ronald Farkas Matthew Farmer Correlia Farmer Barbara Fasano Stephen Fedo Kevin Feeley Susan Feibus Christine Feil Edwin Feld Penny Ferrigno Thomas Filarski

Amanda Finelli Karl Fink Allison Fink Robert Fioretti Ariana Fisch Carli Fish Karen Fisher Lawrence Fisher Michelle Fisher Catherine FitzSimmons Todd Flaming Matthew Flamm P.A. Fleming James Flores Jose Flores Jim Foley Kathy Follenweider Andrew Foreman Richard Foster Tina Fox Andrew Frano Thomas Frederick Martin Freed Richard Freeman Catlin Friedermann Helen Friedli Ross Friedman Susan Frischer Rayne Galbraith Jennifer Gallinson John Gallo Benjamin Galloway Cynthia Gallup Columbus Gangemi, Jr. Amy Gardner Haskell Garfinkel Priti Garg Laura Gastel Gordon Gault Thomas Gayle, Jr. Laura Geiger Holly Georgell Gina Gerardi Richard Gering Michael Gerstein Douglas Giese Peter Gillespie

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Godfrey Gillett David Gilmartin Sean Ginty Tia Glass Jerome Goldberg Sheldon Gomberg Christina Goletz Marco Gomez Charlie Goodbar Dave Gordan Barry Gordon Robert Gordon Arnold Gough, Jr. Julie Govreau Daniel Graham Gerald Granada Kellen T. Grant Max Green James Green, Jr. Veza Gregorio Lucyna Grobelski Kathleen Gros Jolie Grossberg Agnes Grossman Richard Grossman Danuta Gruszka Victor Gryniewicz Jeannie Gulczynski Jeffrey Gunn Julie Gunnigle Rajesh Gupta Rashmi Gupta Robert Guritz Jean Haan David Haase Robert Habib Nancy Hablutzel Gerard Haderlein Gregg Hague Amy Halbrook Sherri Hale William Haley Juyon Ham Dave Hambourger Mary Hamilton Kristen Hamilton Bonnie Hannon


PAnel REferral Program Thomas Hanrahan Lynne Hans Larry Hansen Craig Hanson Fred Harbecke John Harbst David Harding Maureen Harman Sheila Harrell Maura Harrington H. Reed Harris Mark Harris William Harte Barry Hartstein Daniel Hartweg Michael Hassan Katie Hatziavramidis John Hayes Timothy Hayes Helen Haynes Amy Haywood Kristen Hazel Brian Hector Herbert Hedeen, Jr. Dean Hedeker Amanda Heins Jordan Heinz Kurt Heinz John Held Paul Heller Mark Hellner Stephen Helm Angela Henderson John Hendrickson Darlene Hennessy David Hepplewhite Lynn Herbstman Hend Herman Eric Herman Janet Hermann Joe Herndon Glenn Heyman Brian Hickey Andrea Hilbert Louis Hilfman Frank Hill Kathryn Hill Matt Hill

Thomas Hill Jennifer C. Hodge-Giese Craig Hoffman Kathleen Hoffman Patricia Hogan Gary Hollander Tim Hollems Carol Holliday Neil Holmen David Holtermann Marshall Hong Allen Hoover William Horn Denise Horne Joanna Horsnail Miles Horton LaKeith Hoskin Nicole Hosler Edward Houlihan Justin Hourihane Hugh Howard James Howard Kasia Howard Sara Howard Arthur Howe Diana Hsu Jean Huang Brandon Hudson Kristen Hudson Gilda Hudson-Winfield Melissa Hunt James Hurst Mohib Husain Zafreen Husain Sharon Hwang Jeffrey Ingalls Forrest Ingram Samuel Isaacson John Jacobsen Joel Jacobson Lawrence Jacobson Laurie Jaffe Shaum Jahnsale Neil Jakobe Joseph Janusonis Navin Jayaram Carolyn Jeanblanc Thomas Jenkins

PAnel REferral Program Eliot Jessop Mack Jilek Christopher Johlie Dana Johnson Gregory Johnson Kathleen Johnson Kevin Johnson Kimberly Johnson Orete Jonas Aleka Jones Gregory Jordan Bruce Jorgensen R. Howard Jump Tracy Jurgus Leigh Jurus Randall Kadlec Betsy Kadus Bennett Kahn Ira Kahn Lilianna Kalin Patrick Kalscheur Shelby Kanarish Frederick Kaplan Melvin kaplan Richard Kapnick Paul Karoll Angela Karras Suni Kartha Gilda Karu Joel Kasanov Ghanim Kassir Shariq Kathawala Bill Katris Kevin Katsis Jeffery Katz Sarah Kaufman Tom Kaufmann Heidi Keenan Francis Keldermans Martha Keller Kathleen Kelley John G. Kelly John P. Kelly Raymond Kelly Anna Kempisty Anne Kennedy Susan Kennedy Robert Kent

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Kevin Kerns Robert Kielian Jennifer Kim Anne-Marie Kinahan Jennifer King Timothy King Lara Kirts Paige Kitzinger Linda Klama John Klawans Ralla Klepak Kenneth Knight John Knopic William Krucks Mark Kolak Raymond Kolak Scott Kolosso Deborah Kop Lawrence Korrub Nicole Koviak Brian Krantz Michael Krashin Jeff Kreizelman Clinton Krislov Jonathan Krit William Krucks Phillip Kunz Brian Kurtz Kathleen Kuta Bethaney LaFave James Lakerdas Puja Lakhani Erin Lamm Michelle Lammers Forrest Lammiman Karen Lamont Robert Lang Susan Langlotz Christopher Langone Robert Lannan David Lanzer Howard Lapin Robert Lapointe MariJo LaPorte Michelle Lawless Zachary Lawrence Kristen Lay Nancy Lazar

Richard Leamy Josh Leavitt Robin LeDanne Harry Lee Helen Lee Ronda Lee Jung S. Lee David Lehman Laura Leigh Ann Leiner Marvin Leiner Charles LeMoine Thomas H. Lenz James Leven Cari Leventhal Sander Levin Jennifer Levine Samuel Levine Lawrence Lewis Mark Lichtenfeld Ebone’ Liggins Lisa Lilly Anna Lima Leticia Limon Diana Lin Michelle Lin Marketa Lindt Brian Livermore Mark Loftus Denise Loftus Jeffrey London William London Cheryl Longstreet Scott Longstreet Diana Lopez Kevin Lougachi Tammara Lovett Jerome Lubelchek Jonathan Lubin Isidro Lucas Thomas Lynch John Lyons Heather Macklin Ashanti Madlock Mark Majewski Raymond Makowski Stephen Malato Leonard Malkin

Sherwin Malkin Carole Mallen Reid Mandel Philip Mandell Donald Manning Michelle Marek Marvin Margolis Robert Markfield Paul Markoff Evelyn Marsh Kimberley Marsh Christine Marshall Garrett Marshall Carl Marsico Kristine Martens Kevin Martin Maria Martinez Molly Marx Veronica Masaitis Suzanne Massel Douglas Masters Barbara Mathisen Kimberly Matlon Colette Matusinec Jerome Maynard Ada Mbeledogu Kevin McCanna Thomas McCarthy Elizabeth McCloy Arthur McColgan Gregory McConnell Paula McConnell Megan McCormick Heather McDermott Michelle McDonald John McDonald T. McDowall Sherry McFall Timothy McGonegle Rochene (Jo-An) McLinn Jan McGrath Raymond McMurtry Ryan McNamara Robert McNish Mark Meister Michael Melbinger Fran Mendelson Melissa Meisher

Freda Merritt Nicolas Mesco Carolyn Metnick Roger Metz Erin Meyers Pamela Meyerson Greg Miarecki Josephine Miceli Ronald Michel Katy Mickelson Melissa Mickey Laurie Mikva Anne Miles Edward Miller Joshua Miller Matthew Miller Theresa Miller LuAnn Minogue Enrico Mirabelli Phil Miscimarra Christina Mobley Richard Moenning Thomas Molitor Alan Molotsky Ira Moltz Eileen Momblanco Tony Monaco Dana Monkarsh Annette Montalvo Andre a McKillip Montavon Barry Morgen Mark Morgenstern Joseph Moriarty William Moroney Hal Morris Sandy Morris Ellen Morris John Morrissey Matthew Morrissey Anthony Morrone Peter Morse Jeanne Moulthrop Stefan Mozer Kristen Mueller Wayne Muldrow Gillian Munitz Christopher Murphy Rosalie Murphy

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Daniel Murray Gerald Murray Leonard Murray David Nani Acharya Narendra Jeremy Nash Brett Natarelli John Naughton Bradley Nelson Kristi Nelson Meghan Nemeth Alan Nesburg Nadine Neue Colleen Nevin Brant Newgard Norman Newman Grace Newton Rebecca Ng Dao Ngo Anthony Nguyen Kristin Nichols Timothy Nickels Jennifer Nijman Martha Norman Kent Novit Nancy Novit Beth Nussbaum Amanu Nwaomah Ronald Nye Richard O’Brien Violet O’Brien James O’Connor Joseph O’Connor Sarah O’Connor James O’Halloran, III Cindy O’Keefe Mary O’Neil Daniel O’Rourke Clyde Ogg Kelly Ognibene Grace Oh Robert Olian David Olmstead Haydee Olinger Robin Omahana Stuart Opdycke Dana Orr Radusa Ostojic


PAnel REferral Program Lucas Otto Jeffrey Oudsema Kevin Owens Patrick Owens Randall Oyler Brenda Paccouloute Diane Padilla Analisa Padilla Lisa Pagel Kevin Pak James Palmatier Walter Palmer Shanna Palmersheim Gus Paloian Daniel Pappano Gregory Pardini Roma Parikh Samuel Park Harriet Parker Mark Partridge Avani Patel Denise Patton Carolynne Paulsen Lynn Pavalon Timothy Payne James Payonk William Pecquet Geraldine Peeples Julene Perbohner Jesus Perez Rosa Perez Laureen Perez Steven Perlis Randall Peters Andrew Pfau Jon Pfeffer Brett Pfeifer George Pfeifer Tracy Pfeiffer Joseph Phelps Joseph Pieper Steven Pietrick Rosalba Pina Jerome Pinderski, Jr. Paul Plotnick Jeffrey Pochowicz Scott Pollock

E. King Poor Daniel Pope Greg Popek Debbie Popowski Cecil Porter, III Amanda Portes Carolyn Potamitis Peter Poulos Melinda Power Joseph Pozen Guy Prihar Gary Prior Erin Pritchard Kenneth Purcell Serena Puri Jami Qasm William Quiceno Matthew Quick Carmen Quinones Jeffrey Rabin Rohit Raghavan Zachary Raimi Raj Rajaram David Rallo John Ramsey Mark Rasmussen Edward Reda Shruthi Reddy Shara Reed Margaret Reetz Rodney Reeves Charlie Rego Joseph Reiben Donna Reisman David Reyes Meg Reynolds Margaret Rhiew Saundra Rice Mark Riley Berton Ring Bart Rinn Anthony Ritrovato Bradley Ritter Ferlillia Roberson Laurence Robbins Michael Roberts Randall Roberts

PAnel REferral Program Sue Roberts-Kurpis Kiley Rodger Caroline Rodriguez-Nelson Maria Rodriquez del Carmen Steven Roeder James Rohlfing Glenn Ronaldson Robert Roos John Ropiequet Neil Rosenbaum Biron Ross Jeffrey Ross Jean Rothbarth Jonathan Rothschild Michael Rotman Steve Rouse Joseph Rousseau Howard Rubin Mark Rubin David Rubman Lawrence Ruder Charis Runnels Theodore Russell Delisa Russell Michael Ruszkowski Gregory Ryckman William Ryder Terrie Rymer Margaret Ryznar Marcia Sabesin Geoffrey Sabin Jeffrey Sakol Rana Salti Sally Saltzberg Edward Samuelson Thomas Sanchez Daniel Sanders Raymond Sanders David Sanes Brianna Sansone Michael Santoro Dena Saper LaVerne Saunders Heather Sawyer Karen Scanlan Joel Schaps Joel Schechter

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Marc Scheinbaum Eliot Schencker Elizabeth (Bess) Schenkier Donald Schiller Andrea Schleifer Daniel Schlessinger Jill Schmieder Ruth Ann Schmitt Catherine Schneider Steven Scholes Erich Schork Scott Schreiber Norman Schroeder Jennifer Schroeder Stephen Schulte Stephen Schwab Stanley Schwartz Sharon Scott Christine Scott-Hayward David Seligman Richard Seligman John Seno Jason Setz Sherese Shabazz Michael Shacter Grace Shaff Ajay Shah Wayne Shapiro Bernadette Sharp Stephen Sharp Joanna Sharp Andrew Shelby Debbie Shepard Daniel Sheridan Daniel Sherman Thomas Shero Tom Shin Gregory Shinglman Joseph Shipley Nicole Shoemaker Alice Shorts Sofia Sianis Saadia Siddique Edward Siegel Ralph Silver Arthur Simon John Simon

Jeannine Sims Jennifer Simutis Mpoli Simwanza-Johnson Larry Singer Nathaniel Sinn Vasilios Siomos Dana Siragusa Susan Sitter Bogdan Skoskiewicz Daniel Slattery Katherine Sleeker Kimberly Slider Norman Small Mary Smigielski Donald Smith Zane Smith John Smith Joan Smuda Jean Soh James Sojoodi Michael Solock Julie Soloway Leena Soni Cindy Soper Matthew Sorem Teresa Sorrentino Konstatinos Sparagis Deborah Spector Brent Sroda Michael Stanko Michael Stanley Anna Stanley Mark Starchman Lawrence Stark Thaddeus Stauber Scott Stein Catherine Sterge Paula Stergios Gregory Stern William Sternberg Rodney Stewart Molly Stofen Tracey Stokes S. Stone Matthew Stonecipher Jeffery Story Debra Stover Betty Strama

Kristen Streeter Andrew Strimaitis Ellen Strizak Jon Stromsta Beth Stroup Kartika Sujdak Monica Sullivan Peter Sullivan Daniel Sullivan George Sullivan, Jr. Philip Suse Jason Switzer Masaru Takiguchi David Tanaka Brian Tanenbaum Fredric Tannenbaum Joseph Tardif Donald Tarkington Martin Tasch Christie Tate Kenneth Taube Wendy Taube Kevin Tehruni Francis Tennant Alexander Terras Rebecca Terry Jonathan Tew Barrett Thies Daniel Thomann Julie Thompson Kristina Thomsen Charles Thomson Joseph Tilson Chris Titcomb Chris Tkach Rachael Toft Adam Tondryk James Toohey Jeff Torres Tiffany Tracy Tracy Treger John Troth Joseph Tully Dale Turner Loren Turner Agatha Tuzar

Joseph Tylutki Learetta Tyson Marc Ungar Mark Unterberger Jeffrey Urdangen Juan Vaglienty John Van Harken Geoffrey Vance Carl Vandenberg Lisa Vandercruyssen Jacquelyn Vengal Jaya Venkataramani Michael Vernon Steven Verr Melissa Villalobos Samuel Vreeland James Vroman Leewaiwai Wacek Audrey Wade Bobbie Wadsworth Steven Wagner Janet Wagner Thomas Waldron, III Linda Walker William Walker Brian Walker, O.P. Toni Wallace Ann Walsh Kristy Walsh Matthew Walsh M. Walther Eunice Ward Dorothy Ward Kelly Warnick Reuben Warshawsky Cheryl Warzynski Robert Watson David Waxman Jessica Webb Bryan Webster Kathrin Wedel (Diaz-Perez) Chris Wehrman Neal Weinfield David Weininger Mark Weisman Jay Weisman John Weiss Daniel Weisz

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David Welch Kenneth Wexler David White John Wickout Raymond Wigell Ryan Williams Eric Williams Linda Willis Todd Wincek Jodi Wine Molly Winkelman Michel Winkelstein Robert Winter Daniel Winters James Wognum Paul Wojcicki Theresia Wolf-McKenzie Benjamin Wolff John Wolff Gregg Wolpoff Thomas Woodrow Tess Woods Richard Wray Heather Wright Benjamin Wright Helena Wright Joseph Wrobel Kathryn Wycoff Gross John Wylie Michael Yanocsky Jessica Yarbrogh David Yen Ethan York Dawn Young Timothy Young Richard Zabelski Flora Zaitseza Cheryl Zalenski Akram Zanayed Robert Zapinsky Joe Zarlengo Laura Zaroski Angela Zeman Gregory Zinkl Renee Zipprich Jeanette Zissis Ross Zuercher


PAnel REferral Program American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Panel Carroll A. Barry Miles N. Beermann Paul S. Braun Muller Davis Robert K. Downs Joy M. Feinberg H. Joseph Gitlin David I. Grund James T. Haddon Michael R. Hasselberg Burton S. Hochberg Alan D. Hoffenberg David H. Hopkins Larry R. Kane Steven R. Lake Jerome S. Levin Howard Levine David H. Levy Dorene Marcus Carlton R. Marcyan Robin R. Miller Sandra Murphy Floyd N. Nadler David P. Pasulka James B. Pritikin Howard H. Rosenfeld Donald C. Schiller Gary L. Schlesinger Ilene E. Shapiro Helen Sigman Alan J. Toback Errol Zavett

Guardian Ad Litem of Minors Panel Stacey Acquavella Mary Adams Alison Alvarez Janice Anderson Jeff Apel Crystal Ashley Kathryn Ashton Megan Bach

Michael Baig Margaret Balsley-Cross Robert Bartl Sylvia Bateman Catherine Battin Wesley Becker Margaret Begalle Barbara Bell Brigitte Bell Phillip Beverage Monique Bhargava Jessica Blaemire Heather Boice Mary Jo Boldingh Karen Bowes (award winner) Tom Brewer Sarah Bryan Andrea Burke Mark Burkland Jack Butler Nicholas Butovich Michael Cabonargi Sharon Calhoun Edward Campbell Alia Caravelli Eric Carlson Phillip Casey Michael Chance Christine Childers Len Conapinski Margaret Curtis Margaret Daun Leslie Davis Susan DeConstanza Michael Delaney Michael DiNatale Joseph DiRago Jennifer L. Dlugosz Sarah Donoho Folarin Dosunmu (award winner) Charles Drennan Harry Dubnick Ellen Duff Shelley Dufford Robert Duncan Melissa Eckhause

PAnel REferral Program Averil Edwards Todd Ehlman Elizabeth Epstein Nancy Everett Rachel Farrington Rob Felker Jill Felkins Joan Fencik Brian Fern Allison Fink Karen Fisher Lara Flath Julia Floyd Thomas Frederick Stacie Frens Amy Gardner Steffanie Garrett Genie Gillespie Demtria Glover Tim Grant Jennifer Groszek Heidi Groulx Maria Guiao John Guzzardo Marie Halpin Erin Han Kathleen Hanley Blake Hanson Julianne Hartzell Mary Hasse Jeff Heller Allison Herriot Laverne Hill (award winner) Evelyn Hoffman Kathy A. Homenda LaShonda Hunt Slone Isselhard Matthew Jackson Dean M. Jeske Simul Jhaveri Dana Johnson Rowshaun Jones Angela Kaul Kim Kayiwa Alan Kelly Bryan King Troy Kleckley

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Jason Knapp Paul Kunkel Thomas Labuda Julie Land Kristen Lay Nancy Lazar Marcus Lee Su Ji Lee Melissa Levy Katherine Licup John Luburic Marlon Lutfiyya Melanie Lymon Bryan Maguire Karl Marschel Mary Kay Martire Ron Meisler William (Bill) Melichar Shelley Merkin Carolyn Metnick Monica Millan Ann Moder Donna Moore Janice Morrison Mike Mulcahey Tiana Nell Kristi Nelson Tonya Newman Kelly Ognibene Sam Ory Jeffrey Oudsema Jesse Outlaw Sara Paguia Carolynne Paulsen (award winner) Laureen Perez Marcie Pickard Bob Purcell Sam Rainey Becky Ray Rhonda Reed Tali Remien Jean Rothbarth John Rougeau Karen Scanlan Carla Scarsella Christine Schneible John Schreiner

Stephen Schulte Elizabeth Seward Sherese Shabaz Sharon Sintich John Smith Kelley L. Smith Lauren Solomon Robert Stavins Sallie Stiens Erik Swanson Nora Tauke Miki Tesija Diana Tremback Jeff Troxclair Maria Troxclair Stephanie Vasconcellos Michael Vernon Janet Wagner Kathleen Walsh Micheal Walsh Kristina Wayne Liz Wei Angela Whiteside-Smith Stephen Williamson Linn Wisnoskey Kathy Zambrano

Guardian Ad Litem of Adults Panel Jean A. Adams Jay Andrew Cassandra Arnell Sara Arroyo Rebecca Atkins Thomas J. Augsperger Karina Ayala-Bermejo Barbara J. Bell Elise J. Beyer Shirley Birts Jessica R. Blaemire Cecelia J. Blue Mary Jo Boldingh Courtney A. Botto Marincsin Thomas E. Brewer (award winner) Richard F. Burke

Edward E. Campbell Susan A. Capra Karen L. Carroll Brent I. Carter Deborah Chagal Pei Yuan Chung Peter F. Clancy Colleen Clare Robert A. Clifford Jerilyn Cohen Deborah B. Cole Alan Cook Ricardo E. Cortez Katrina A. Crafton Sarah E. Crane Cindy Cutler Sarah E. Dale Barbara DeCoster John Del Gaudio Michael DeLaney Larry Devens Leah M. Drennan Sean P. Driscoll Juliette Duara Colin H. Dunn Kevin P. Durkin Ann Elgin Thomas Elkins Mark B. Epstein Eve Epstein Roberta Evans E. Garnet Fay Carla D. Fiessinger Sarah L. Flosi Sherryl A. Fox Michelle Francis Paul Franciszkowicz Andrew Fromm Eileen Gamberdino Ruben M. Garcia Gregg Garofalo Margaret Garvey Gordon F. Gault Thomas H. Gayle, Jr. Demetria Glover W. Terrence Godbolt Thomas A. Goldrick T. Kellan Grant

Valli V. Gupta Kimberly M. Halvorsen Kathleen A. Hanley Mary Hasse Frank Hauenschild Matthew R. Hays Amy Haywood Keith A. Hebeisen Jordan M. Heinz Jeffrey Hlava Evelyn J. Hoffmann Patricia K. Hogan David T. Holtermann Roxanne Jackson Patricia L. Janecki Dana Z. Johnson Shannon J. Jones Jacqueline R. Jones Betsy Kadus John T. Karnezis Robert L. Kealy Walter Keane Susan Lorraine Kennedy Linda R. Klama Anna P. Krolikowska Jeffrey J. Kroll Michael A. Krzak Melanie L. Kushnir Charmaine LaChapelle Michelle M. Lammers Howard B. Lapin Elizabeth Lawhorn Jennifer M. Lawson Nancy Lazar Joanna M. Lekkas Jayme Levin-Muriel Kathleen Ley Karen S. Li Andrew Ligas Esther H. Lim Denise M. Loftus Claudette Loiacono Jody Lowenthal Rachel A. Lynch Carole Mallen Maria M. Martuccio Katherine S. Mascarenhas (award winner)

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Nora H. Matranga Suzanne D. Mattler Jerome Maynard Amy E. McCarty Bonnie McGrath Maura M. McIntyre Jenny McMahon Shannon M. McNulty Ron E. Meisler Judy A. Menkin Freda R. Merritt Sylvia Michas Steven Mihajlovic D. Rebecca Mitchell Ainsley G. Moloney Donna L. Moore Paul Napolski Brian T. Nash Rebecca Ng Dan P. Noonan Gerald Nordgren Carrie E. O’Brien Cindy J. O’Keefe Allison R. O’Neill Kathleen J. O’Rourke Jason Ornduff Lynne Ostfeld Jesse Outlaw Walter Palmer Anna M. Panchenko Kyra Payne Marcie Pickard Joseph W. Pieper Michael Pisani Ruth Pivar Thomas K. Prindable Monica Quinn Mihaela L. Raicu Steve Raminiak Shara Reed Cathleen X. Reynolds Susan H. Rider Patricia Roets Lesa Rosenthal Moskowitz Dabeer M. Roshanli Steven O. Ross Robyn Ross John M. Rougeau


PAnel REferral Program Terrie Rymer Genevieve Scanlan Elizabeth Schenkier Heidi Schmid Peter J. Schmiedel Lisa T. Scruggs Elizabeth M. Seward Brian S. Shallcross Bogdan Skoskiewicz Zygmunt K. Sokolnicki Cindy Soper Catalina Soto Nancy Spain John W. Spoeri Craig J. Squillace Mikal J. Stole Robert A. Strelecky Norma Sutton Mary C. Sweeney Patrick Sylvester Catherine Taylor Margaret Tebo Sandra Thiel Diane Thomas-Levy Kari A. Timm Rachael N. Toft Timothy S. Tomasik John Turchan Marc Ungar Sandra L. Vasher Earl A. Vergara Michael A. Vernon Joel Vietra Ivy A. Walsh Kristy Walsh Robert P. Walsh Kathleen Rend Ward Cheryl Warzynski Michael W. Weaver Grace Wein Carolyn E. Welch Ryan Wilkins Sheri Willard Denise Williams Stephen O. Williamson Jennifer Worstell

Jim Zazakis Ethan C. Zelizer Amy Ziolkowski Renee Zipprich

Chancery Court Access to Justice Program Stanley J. Adelman Shari R. Albrecht Dan N. Alic David S. Almeida Thomas J. Augsperger Amir Azaran Michael Bankhead Steven B. Bashaw Paul Bond Rob Bressler Thomas E. Brewer Lloyd Brooks Jerry D. Brown Joel P. Brown Ian M. Burns Arlene F. Cabana Renee Carmody Joseph A. Carver Jules R. Cherie Sarah M. Clanton Joanna Collies Christopher J. Coulson Priya S. Dadlani Ann Day Bruce A. Dickman Brion W. Doherty Todd Domjan Dan Dorfman Shameer Doshi Christina A. Dulay Michael J. Duval Scott Early Ryan C. Evans Stephen B. Fedo Delilah Flaum John Floss Spencer Q. Friel

Independent Auditors’ Report Nika K. Gembicki Ellen B. Gill Christina N. Goletz Adam B. Goodman Kelly Guzman Sheri L.C. Hale Steven D. Hamilton Daniel M. Harris Janet L. Hermann Jeffrey Hlava Michael Houston Liane J. Jackson Joel C. Jacobson Bryan J. Johnson Donald L. Johnson Lisa D. Johnson Kevin Kamraczewski Alex Karan Karen Kawashima Roger J. Kiley John B. Kincaid Jason N. Knapp Charmaine LaChapelle Elizabeth Lepic Samuel H. Levine Gilbert Liss Mischelle Luckett Stephen H. Malato Tom Marrinson Albert L. Matthews William M. Mayer J. Ethan McComb Gregory A. McConnell Laura L. McKinney Michael Meyer Phil A. Miscimarra Mark Moreno Loren J. Morris Joe Motto Gordon B. Nash, Jr. Kristi L. Nelson David R. Neville Greg Norrod Timothy P. O’Connor Barry C. Owen Brian C. Owen

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Patrick D. Owens (award winner) Kimberly A. Padjen Andrew Patton Richard J. Pearl Perry Perleman Mihaela L. Raicu Scott Rauscher Michael T. Reagan (award winner) John T. Roeser Ellis Rosenzweig David L. Rudolph Charis A. Runnels Michael B. Sachs Jill M. Schmieder Konrad V. Sherinian Joseph E. Shipley John Shugrue Saadia Siddique Nathaniel R. Sinn James Slater Tiffany Sorge Smith Cindy Soper Amanda K. Spikes Mikal J. Stole Timothy J. Storm Francis K. Tennant Steven S. Tomasic Christopher Turner Kathy M. Waters Elizabeth Y. Wei Adam Whiteman Matthew Wolski Tom Woodrow (award winner) Angela K. Zeman Edward J. Zulkey

To the Board of Directors Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation Chicago, Illinois

We have audited the accompanying statements of financial position of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation (a not-for-profit corporation) as of June 30, 2009 and 2008, and the related statements of activities, functional expenses, and cash flows for the years then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Organization’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with U.S. generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation as of June 30, 2009 and 2008, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with U.S generally accepted accounting principles.

Taglia & Associates September 17, 2009

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Statements of Financial Position

Statements of Cash Flows

June 30, 2009 and 2008

Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2009 and 2008

2009

2008

ASSETS

2009

2008

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Current Assets: Cash and Cash Equivalents $ Prepaid Expenses Short-Term Investments Contributions and Other Receivables Total Current Assets

275,924 $ 66,006 601,369 72,750 1,016,049

Property and Equipment: Furniture, Equipment and Leasehold Improvements Less: Accumulated Depreciation ( Total Property and Equipment - Net

133,895 95,342 ) ( 38,553

Other Assets: Long-Term Investments Security Deposit Total Other Assets Total Assets $

306,212 4,414 310,626 1,365,228 $

140,078 47,690 380,550 122,631 690,949

132,744 77,634 ) 55,110

432,342 4,414 436,756 1,182,815

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Current Liabilities: Accounts Payable $ Accrued Payroll Taxes Accrued Employee Benefits Deferred Revenue Redeposits Payable Total Current Liabilities

15,140 $ 663 29,600 73,918 20,026 139,347

12,169 206 40,000 59,058 19,294 130,727

Net Assets: Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted Total Net Assets Total Liabilities and Net Assets $

826,582 72,750 326,549 1,225,881 1,365,228 $

603,008 122,531 326,549 1,052,088 1,182,815

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

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Increase in Net Assets: $ Adjustments to Reconcile Increase in Net Assets to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities: Depreciation Net Unrealized and Realized (Gains)/ Losses on Investments (Increase)/Decrease in Assets: Contributions and Other Receivables Prepaid Expenses ( Increase/(Decrease) in Liabilities: Accounts Payable Accrued Payroll Taxes Accrued Employee Benefits ( Deferred Revenue Redeposits Payable Net Cash Used by Operating Activities

173,793

$

128,896

17,708

18,101

88,428

40,552

49,881 18,316 )

( (

56,389 ) 13,266 )

2,971 ( 457 ( 10,400 ) 14,860 ( 732 ( 320,114

7,679 ) 4,967 ) 40,000 742 ) 3,677 ) 140,829

Proceeds from Sale of Investments 898,077 Purchase of Investments ( 1,081,194 ) ( Purchase of Property and Equipment ( 1,151 ) ( Net Cash Used by Investing Activities ( 184,268 ) ( Net Increase/(Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents 135,846 ( Beginning Cash and Cash Equivalents 140,078 Ending Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 275,924 $

534,094 635,932 ) 42,067 ) 143,905 )

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

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3,076 ) 143,154 140,078


Statements of Activities

Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2009 and 2008 2009 Unrestricted

2008

Temporarily Restricted

Permanently Restricted Total Unrestricted

Temporarily Restricted

$

$

$

Permanently Restricted

Total

support, revenue and Gains: Public Support Individual Contributions Corporate Contributions Foundation Grants Law Firms

$

101,183 67,863 1,037,463 141,735 1,348,244

Special Events Income (Expenses) Special Events – (Net of Expenses)

247,952 ( 110,199 ) 137,753

United Way Total Public Support

101,233 68,363 1,402,713 141,735 1,714,044

$

86,585 30,359 822,450 142,575 1,081,969

247,952 ( 110,199 ) 137,735

(

74,376 1,560,373

– 365,800

– –

74,376 1,926,173

23,862

23,862

88,428 ) 64,566 )

– –

– –

( (

– – –

– – 1,861,607

316,392 316,392 1,605,196

Net Assets Released From Restrictions Satisfaction of Program Restrictions Total Net Assets Released from Restrictions Total Support, Revenue and Gains

415,581 415,581 1,911,388

$

$

– – –

( (

Change in Net Assets Net Assets, Beginning of Year Net Assets, End of Year

– – – – –

– – –

Investment Revenue and Gains Investment Income Unrealized and Realized Gains (Losses) Long-Term Investments Total Investment Revenue and Gains

Expenses: Program Services Supporting Services Management and General Fundraising Total Supporting Services Total Expenses

50 500 365,250 – 365,800

( 415,581 ) ( 415,581 ) ( 49,781 )

88,428 ) 64,566 )

– 504 – – 504

$

87,210 35,863 1,149,748 143,575 1,416,396

– – –

83,208 1,301,716

– 333,923

– 504

83,208 1,636,143

31,620

31,620

44,532 ) 12,912 )

– –

– –

( (

316,392 ) 316,392 ) 17,531

(

( (

218,760 82,221 ) 136,539

44,532 ) 12,912 )

– – 504

316,392 – 1,623,231

1,265,863

1,265,863

1,018,222

1,018,222

382,986 38,965 421,951 1,687,814

– – – –

– – – –

382,986 38,965 421,951 1,687,814

449,601 26,512 476,113 1,494,335

– – – –

– – – –

449,601 26,512 476,113 1,494,335

– 326,549 $ 326,549

173,793 1,052,088 1,225,881

110,861 492,147 $ 603,008

17,531 105,000 $ 122,531

504 326,045 $ 326,549

128,896 923,192 1,052,088

223,574 603,008 826,582

(

49,781 ) 122,531 $ 72,750

$

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

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$

– – –

( (

218,760 82,221 ) 136,539

625 5,000 327,298 1,000 333,923

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$


Statements of Functional Expenses Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2009 and 2008

2008

2009

SUPPORTING SERVICES

SUPPORTING SERVICES Program Management Services and General Fundraising Expenses: Salaries Fringe Benefits Rent and Utilities Telephone Printing Supplies Professional Fees Conferences and Travel Postages Dues, Memberships and Publications Equipment Rental and Maintenance Insurance Other Total Expenses Before Depreciation Depreciation Total Expenses

$

771,773 182,374 120,107 11,069 56,365 12,171 26,205 11,201 8,827

$ 232,312 54,532 37,714 3,303 18,157 3,532 8,094 3,448 2,721

$

15,956

4,366

468

15,290 12,196 9,012 1,252,546 13,317 $ 1,265,863

4,888 3,600 2,324 378,991 3,995 $ 382,986

468 256 239 38,569 396 38,965

$

23,206 5,329 4,703 329 1,744 353 854 352 268

Total Supporting Total Program Management Services Expenses Services and General Fundraising

$ 255,518 59,861 42,417 3,632 19,901 3,885 8,948 3,800 2,989 4,834 5,356 3,856 2,563 417,560 4,391 $ 421,951

$

1,027,291 242,235 162,524 14,701 76,266 16,056 35,153 15,001 11,816

$

610,002 151,596 84,991 8,738 47,214 12,505 30,628 9,266 7,134

$ 264,982 65,469 43,968 3,736 20,032 5,382 13,634 3,938 3,069

20,790

14,595

6,337

428

6,765

20,646 16,052 11,575 1,670,106 17,708 $ 1,687,814

15,334 9,982 4,428 1,006,467 11,755 $ 1,018,222

6,703 4,364 1,946 443,560 6,041 $ 449,601

393 281 142 26,207 305 26,512

7,096 4,645 2,088 469,767 6,346 $ 476,113

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

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$

$

15,972 4,141 2,212 215 979 283 760 215 186

Total Supporting Services

$ 280,954 69,610 46,180 3,951 21,011 5,665 14,394 4,153 3,255

Total Expenses

$

890,956 221,206 131,171 12,689 68,225 18,170 45,022 13,419 10,389 21,360

22,430 14,627 6,570 1,476,234 18,101 $ 1,494,335


Notes to the Financial Statements

Notes to the Financial Statements

NOTE A – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Contributions and Other Receivables Contributions and other receivables were $72,750 at June 30, 2009, and $122,531 at June 30, 2008, and are deemed to be fully collectible by management.

Nature of Activities Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation (the “Foundation”) is organized as a not-for-profit corporation. Its purpose is to administer programs to assist in securing legal assistance and related service for persons of low income in the Chicagoland area. The Foundation’s support comes primarily from individual and corporate contributions, foundations, and law firms, as well as fundraising activities. Financial Statement Presentation Financial statement presentation follows the requirements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board in its Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 117, Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations. Under SFAS No. 117, the Foundation is required to report information regarding its financial position and activities according to three classes of net assets; unrestricted net assets, temporarily restricted net assets, and permanently restricted net assets. Contributions Contributions are recognized when the donor makes a promise to give to the Foundation that is, in substance, unconditional. All contributions are considered to be available for unrestricted use unless specifically restricted by the donor. Amounts received that are designated for future periods, or restricted by the donor for specific purposes, are reported as temporarily restricted or permanently restricted support that increases those net asset classes. When a temporary restriction expires, temporarily restricted net assets are reclassified to unrestricted net assets and reported in the statement of activities as net assets released from restrictions. Donated Assets Donated marketable securities are recorded as contributions at their estimated fair value at the date of donation. The donated shares at June 30, 2009, were valued at $9,854. There were no donated assets during the year ended June 30, 2008.

Property and Equipment Property and equipment are reported at original cost. All property and equipment purchases in excess of $750 for the year ended June 30, 2009, and 2008, are capitalized while lesser amounts are charged to expense. Depreciation is calculated on the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets (5 to 8 years). Depreciation expense was $17,708 for the year ended June 30, 2009, and $18,101 for the year ended June 30, 2008. Functional Allocation of Expenses The costs of providing various programs and other activities have been detailed in the statement of functional expenses. The costs have been summarized in the statement of activities. Accordingly, certain costs have been allocated among the programs and supporting services benefits. Income Taxes The Foundation is exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. In addition, the Foundation has been determined by the Internal Revenue Service not to be a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Use of Estimates The presentation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect certain reported amounts and disclosures. Accordingly, actual results could differ from those estimates.

Donated Services The programs of the Foundation utilize volunteered legal services, which are provided directly to beneficiaries of the Foundation. No amounts have been reflected in the financial statements for donated volunteers’ time because the criteria under SFAS No. 116, Accounting for Contributions Received and Contributions Made, have not been satisfied. However, a substantial number of volunteers have donated significant amounts of time towards activities of the Foundation. Cash Cash includes petty cash, and amounts deposited in the checking account and custodial account. Amounts deposited in the custodial account are required to be maintained in a separate account.

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Notes to the Financial Statements

Notes to the Financial Statements

NOTE B – INVESTMENTS

NOTE C – NET ASSETS

Investments in marketable securities with readily determinable fair values and all investments in debt securities are reported at their fair values in the statement of financial position. Unrealized gains and losses are included in the change in net assets. Investment income and gains are reported as increases in unrestricted net assets in the reporting period in which the income and gains are recognized.

Temporarily Restricted JUNE 30,

Temporarily restricted net assets are as follows:

Investments consist of the following: JUNE 30, 2009

Cost

JUNE 30, 2008 Accumulated

Market

Unrealized

Value

Gain/(Loss)

$ 23,751

Mutual Funds

395,493

Bond Funds

($

1) ( 89,280 )

Market

Unrealized

Value

Gain/(Loss)

907,581

$ 380,550

$

324,889

( 28,990 )

80,501

87,423

6,922

( 169 )

20,000

20,030

($ 89,450 )

$ 834,930

$ 812,892

577,618 $

$ 380,550 353,879

577,787 $ 997,031

23,750 306,213

Certificates of Deposit

$

$ 43,875

$ 115,000

Access to Justice

28,875

5,000

Adoptions

2,531

$ 72,750

$ 122,531

Accumulated

Money Market Cash Reserve Funds

2008

Cost

2009

Guardian Ad Litem

Permanently Restricted Permanently restricted net assets of $326,549 in 2009, and $326,549 in 2008, are restricted to investment in perpetuity, the income from which is expendable to support the Foundation’s operations and activities.

30 ($ 22,038 )

NOTE D – LEASES Rental Property The Foundation currently leases its office space under a 10-year non-cancellable operating lease, which expires November 14, 2013. The initial annual minimum lease payments are $95,310, which increases to $114,372 by the end of the lease term. The Foundation is also responsible for its share of common area maintenance costs and real estate taxes.

Investment return is as follows: JUNE 30, 2009

JUNE 30, 2008

Investment

and Realized

Investment

Investment

and Realized

Investment

Income

Gains/(Losses)

Return

Income

Gains/(Losses)

Return

Net Unrealized

Total

Net Unrealized

Total

Future minimum lease payments are as follows:

Money Market Cash Reserve Funds Mutual Funds Corporate Equities

$

3,835

$

8,596 5,064

Certificates of Deposit

6,241 $ 23,862

– ( 60,290 )

126

Bond Funds

Total rent expense under all leases was $155,622 and $126,720 for the year ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

$

$ 11,919

( 51,694 )

11,959

(1,934 )

( 1,808 )

103

( 26,005 )

( 20,941 )

( 199 ) ($

3,835

88,428 )

6,042 ($ 64,566 )

6,172 1,467 $ 31,620

$

– ( 40,024 )

$ 11,919 ( 28,065 )

2010

$ 151,422

(1,177 )

( 1,074 )

2011

$ 154,528

( 3,363 )

2,809

2012

$ 156,531

1,499

2013

$ 157,435

2014

$

$ 627,487

32 ($ 44,532 )

($ 12,912 )

7,571

Office Equipment Leasing The Foundation leases certain office equipment under non-cancellable operating lease, which expires April 2010. Lease expenses were $9,466 and 9,468 for the years ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

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Notes to the Financial Statements NOTE E – SPECIAL EVENTS The Foundation sponsors a 10K run and a golf outing as special events during the year to raise funds to support the Foundation’s purpose of providing legal services to low income clients. The gross receipts and related costs of these events were: JUNE 30, Gross Receipts

Related Costs

Total

2009

2008

$ 247,952

$ 218,760

( 110,199 ) $ 137,753

( 82,221 ) $ 136,539

NOTE F – DEFERRED REVENUE Deferred revenue includes amounts received prior to year-end related to the Foundation’s annual fundraising special event held in July. Deferred revenue for the years ended June 30, 2009 and 2008 totaled $73,918 and $59,058, respectively.

NOTE G – REDEPOSITS PAYABLE Redeposits payable represents the Foundation client retainer for their case settlement and court costs. Redeposits payable for the year ended June 30, 2009 and 2008 totaled $20,026 and $19,294, respectively.

NOTE H – EMPLOYEE 403(b) PLAN The Foundation sponsors a defined contribution 403(b) plan for its employees. Eligible employees may make elective deferrals of their compensation, on a pre-tax basis, to the plan. The Foundation makes a discretionary contribution. The Foundation’s contribution for the years ended June 30, 2009 and 2008 was $29,600 and $40,000, respectively.

NOTE I – SIGNIFICANT CONCENTRATIONS Donations The Foundation had one contributor who contributed approximately 51.8% of the total Foundation support for the year ended June 30, 2009, and 35.4% for the year ended June 30, 2008. Cash The Foundation maintains its cash balances at financial institutions in the Chicago metropolitan area, which at times may exceed federally insured limits.

DESIGN: LOWERCASE INC. , CHICAGO PHOTOGRAPHY: TONY ARMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTING: BLANCHETTE PRESS, Vancouver

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Chicago Volunteer Legal Services 100 North LaSalle Street, Suite 900 Chicago, Illinois 60602-2405

312.332.1624 312.332.1460 fax www.cvls.org

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