Sharon Scott, Attorney
Griselda came to CVLS for a divorce. Actually, while it began as a simple divorce, it soon became so much more, eventually including a foreclosure, an eviction, a case for building code violations, a tort claim and a partition action to get the husbandâ€™s name off of the home where Griselda lived with their children. Griselda got all of her legal needs met at CVLS. Her attorney, Sharon Scott, did it all. She got Griselda divorced and free from all of the other legal entanglements.
Matthew Hulstein, Attorney
Although the Thomases had never missed a mortgage payment, a mistake by their bank put them into foreclosure. Their attorney, Matthew Hulstein, tried to resolve it in mediation, but the bank stonewalled. Finally, Matt asked the court to sanction the bank for wrongful foreclosure and bad faith mediation. The stone wall crumbled. The bank dismissed the foreclosure and the Thomases kept their home.
Kathleen Robson, Attorney
Olukayode and his family were losing their home to foreclosure. Their lender ignored their repeated inquiries and kept losing their financial documents. Kathleen Robson knew her clients were eligible for a federal HAMP loan modification. Refusing to be ignored, she researched federal programs, resubmitted documents, argued and got the lender to pay attention. Kathleen did it all and got her clients the loan modification that kept them in their home.
Robert Bressler, Attorney
Lenora and her family were kicked out of the subsidized housing program because the program said she lied about her income. Robert Bressler tried the case before an administrative judge and proved that she told the truth and filled out the forms in good faith. The result of all that work: Lenora and her family kept their affordable housing.
Richard Hanus, Attorney
Joy, who’d lived here for more than 30 years, had a U-visa, which is granted to victims of certain crimes. She wanted an American green card—permanent U.S. residency—so that she and her American born child could feel secure Richard Hanus made it happen. His comprehensive legal work gave Joy peace of mind.
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STAFF Peter M. Ashmore, Managing Attorney. University of Missouri (B.A., Political Science, 1991). DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 1994). Hired as a staff attorney with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services upon graduation from law school, Peter had already interned, externed, and volunteered with CVLS. 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. As director of CVLS’ Guardian Ad Litem for Adults Program, Peter trains, recruits and supervises volunteers who serve as GALs for disabled adults. In addition, Peter still advises volunteers on an eclectic variety of cases, including family law and minor guardianship, tort defense, eviction, contracts, real estate, bankruptcy, probate, tax and public benefits. Peter formally served as President of the Illinois Center for Law & Technology, now known as Illinois Legal Aid Online and as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee. He currently sits on the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Disability Law and Elder Law Section Council and is Co-Editor of the latter’s newsletter. He also is also a member of 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. While responsible for overall program management and funding, Meg also coordinates CVLS’ bench, bar and law firm relations. An experienced family law litigator, Meg helped draft substantive changes to the Illinois Probate Act and still steps in on minor guardianship cases from time to time. Meg regularly speaks on child custody, client and pro bono issues for the ISBA, CBA and IICLE and writes a bi-monthly column on pro bono for the Chicago Lawyer. This fall, she was honored with Association of Corporate Counsel-Chicago Chapter’s Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award. Prior honors include the Illinois State Bar Association’s Board of Governors Award in 2007; the Chicago Bar 36
Foundation’s Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award in 2001; the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois’ Esther Rothstein Award in 1999 and Loyola University School of Law’s Public Service Award in 1994. An active member of ISBA’s Legislation Committee, she chairs the ISBA’s LawPac Board. Former chair, she continues to serve on the CBA’s Pro Bono Week Committee and co-chairs its Advisory Committee on Training and Professional Development in Legal Aid. 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 and two-term ISBA Assembly member. Meg’s husband, Art Simon, is an active CVLS volunteer.
Eric S. Donahue, Controller Purdue University, (B.A., Political Science and History 1996). Eric, who joined CVLS nine 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 dayto-day bookkeeping and aids in the preparation of federal and state filings, quarterly financial reports and the annual audit.
Susan L. DeCostanza, Staff Attorney, Guardian ad Litem for Minor and Adult Programs Boston College (BA in English Literature & Elementary Education, 2001), DePaul University College of Law (JD, 2008). Before joining CVLS as a staff attorney, Susan worked for us as both a law student intern and volunteer attorney. In between, Susan worked for Chicago-Kent College of Law as a public interest career counselor and for DePaul as pro bono program coordinator. In addition, Susan has experience with civil rights litigation in both not-for-profit and law firm settings. Susan is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the PILI Alumni Network Leadership Council. This summer Susan was awarded the esteemed Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship for her demonstrated commitment to public interest work,
STAFF her academic achievement and her outstanding character and integrity.
meetings, handles bookkeeping chores and assists with client intake.
Keri Lindsay Dickinson, Staff Attorney, Cook County Foreclosure Mediation Program
Allegra Cira Fisher, Staff Attorney, Cook County Foreclosure Mediation Program
George Washington University, Washington DC, (B.A., International Affairs/Middle East, 2002). Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing Michigan (J.D., 2007). A CVLS 711 intern during law school, after graduation Keri worked as a staff attorney and then pro bono coordinator for Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, where she supervised volunteers and defended tenants in eviction actions. She joined CVLS’ busy foreclosure mediation program in the fall of 2011, handling cases, assisting volunteers, and performing a myriad of other essential tasks. A member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Legal Aid Committee, Keri taught English as a foreign language to Spanish speakers in a prior life.
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, (B.S., Communications, 2002). De Paul University College of Law (J.D. cum laude, 2009). During law school, Allegra clerked for the Illinois Attorney General, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago. Previously, she contributed to various anti-poverty initiatives in Miami, Chicago and Washington, D.C. After graduating from law school, she worked as a staff attorney for the Family Defense Center, where she represented families in the child welfare system. CVLS hired her in 2011 for the foreclosure mediation program where she handles a substantial caseload and various other tasks. Fluent in Spanish, Allegra serves on the Associate Board of LifeSpan Center for Legal Services and Advocacy and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.
Michael Edelberg, Clinic Coordinator Roosevelt University, (B.P.S. with honor, 2004). Michael, a certified paralegal, volunteered for CVLS for several years, primarily working on minor’s estate issues and GAL matters. Now, as clinic coordinator, he oversees CVLS’ network of 24 neighborhood legal clinics, developing and attending clinic events, reviewing and maintaining clinic data and schedules, troubleshooting clinic problems, and evaluating client and volunteer satisfaction. Michael also serves as staff liaison to the Client Services Committee. A renaissance man, Michael has been involved in commercial real estate since his teens, is an on-air radio talent/commercial voice-over and also dabbles as an international car exporter, furniture wholesaler and thoroughbred horseman. Michael also works with various groups in Central Asia, notably; the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Kazakhstan, on business strategies, development and outreach programs.
Jessica Engle, Office Manager Jessica joined CVLS in 2009 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’ database, Jessica opens new files, oversees all in-house files, arranges volunteer orientations, seminars and
Ashley Griffith, Staff Attorney, Cook County Foreclosure Mediation Program University of Illinois, Champaign, (B.A., Political Science, 2005). John Marshall Law School (J.D., 2009). During law school, Ashley interned for the Chicago Legal Clinic and the Chancery Court Advice Desk. She joined CVLS in 2011 after working for the foreclosure defense firm of Zamparo & Associates, PC for two years, Ashley joined CVLS’ busy foreclosure mediation program, where she handles a hefty caseload, supports volunteers and has assumed a number of other important tasks. Ashley is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State bar associations
Kristen Harrison, Intake and Receptionist Kristin screens clients for financial and case eligibility, books appointments for clinic and panel interviews and handles the walk-in clients sent directly from the courts. She also excels as the CVLS receptionist for volunteers.
Terri Hooker, Panel Program Administrator. Terri, who has worked with CVLS volunteers since 1973, works closely with more than 1,000 panel attorneys to find them the right case and then support them in their pro bono work. She takes particular delight in finding just the right volunteer to handle a difficult case. In addition to her panel 37
STAFF duties, Terri helps with client intake. 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 volunteer 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, arguing, along with a CVLS volunteer, 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, speaking at NLADA Equal Justice Conference, statewide Legal Advocates Conferences, the ISBA mid-year meeting, and on the ISBA’s cable production. He is the former chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Legal Aid 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 a Legal Content Editor of the Family Law and Adoption practice area of the Illinois Legal Aid Online’s websites 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 2004, Phil was selected by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of the “40 Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois to Watch”.
Patricia M. Nelson, Director, Chancery Court Access to Justice and Foreclosure Mediation Programs. University of Illinois, Champaign (B.A., Economics, 1990). DePaul University College of Law J.D., 1996). Patty is the Director of both our Chancery Court Access to Justice Program and Foreclosure Mediation Program. Through the programs, CVLS 38
accepts appointments from the court to represent low-income pro se litigants in mortgage foreclosure litigation and mediation, in Chicago Housing Authority terminations and in title fraud, mortgage fraud, and predatory lending cases. Under her leadership, CVLS represented more than 2,000 homeowners in mediation and litigation last year. Patty handles many of these complex housing cases herself. She also actively recruits, trains and supports more than 400 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 real estate litigation, foreclosure litigation and mediation, probate, landlord tenant, contract disputes, adoption, DCFS administrative hearings and acting as 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. Honored as Advocate of the Month by Illinois Legal Aid Online, Patty serves on the CBA’s Legal Aid and Real Estate Law Committees and is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association.
Avani V. Patel, Staff Attorney Loyola University Chicago (B.B.A. Accounting and Human Resources Management, 2003), Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D. 2006), Chicago-Kent College of Law (L.L.M. Taxation, 2009). Accenture, (2007-2008), Law Offices of Hovde and Tufo, P.C. (2008-2009), Bruning & Associates, P.C. (2009-2010) . Avani externed with CVLS while in law school and, after graduation, continued to handle a wide variety of cases as a volunteer. Hired in 2010, Avani serves as CVLS’ “utility player” because of her familiarity with most CVLS case types and courtrooms. Avani is a member of the Chicago, Illinois State and South Asian Bar Associations, She also works as a volunteer tutor for Hindsight and speaks Gujarati.
STAFF Matthew Pollock, Community Relations & Development Coordinator.
Daniel Santrella, Volunteer Coordinator, Cook County Foreclosure Mediation Program
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, serves as liaison to CVLS’ Junior Board, and composes press and marketing materials as well as CVLS’ monthly newsletter. CVLS’ official webmaster, Matt helped to design and build, and continuously updates CVLS’ new and improved website.
Dan’s CVLS adventure began in 2008 when he started as a part-time administrative assistant in the Chancery Court Access to Justice Program. His job expanded to full time after CVLS added the Cook County Foreclosure Mediation Program. That led him to discover his true calling— convincing CVLS volunteers to take mediation cases. Dan also excels at directing law student interns and the John Marshall Law School evening clinic, and helping to keep this large and hectic program under control. Once a year, look for him running the high-striker at Race Judicata®.
Rebekah Rashidfarokhi, Director, Guardian Ad Litem for Minors Program The University of Georgia (BBA—Marketing & B.A--Spanish, 2003). The University of Georgia School of Law (J.D. 2007). Joining CVLS as a staff attorney in 2007, Rebekah has handled family law, guardianship, immigration, foreclosure litigation and foreclosure mediation. She became director of the GAL for Minors Program in October, 2011 and, in addition to handling a caseload of challenging cases, she supervises more than 200 program volunteers. In addition, Rebekah is responsible for recruiting and training new program volunteers. Prior to joining CVLS, Rebekah worked at an immigration clinic at the US-Mexico border, the United National Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) in Bogota, Colombia, and two international law firms in Madrid. She is fluent in Spanish and represents many of CVLS’ Hispanic clients. Rebekah is also a Director of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago chapter representative to the National Board of Directors of the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), and a member of the Junior Leadership Council of the National Immigrant Justice Center.
Eric Allen Sutton, Supervising Attorney, Cook County Foreclosure Mediation Program Carleton College (BA Chinese, 2003), University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD, 2009), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (LL.M., International Economic Law). Eric began volunteering in CVLS’ foreclosure mediation program shortly after his admission to the Illinois bar and was made a full-time staff attorney in June 2011. A year later he was promoted to supervising attorney of this busy, intense program. In law school, he participated in the Niagara International Moot Court Competition, where he was awarded with the Best Applicant Memorial prize. Prior to practicing law, Eric worked in a variety of professions, including non-profit fundraising, human resources, advertising, and small-business management. He is admitted to the Illinois bar and the Northern District of Illinois Federal bar, and is a member of the American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association.
Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program: Contract Attorneys:
Michael Toogun Ian Turnipseed Paralegals:
Enrique Rodriguez Garrett Natalie Navarro Angelia Sowell Courtney White
NEIGHBORHOOD CLINICS Adminstrative Office 100 N. LaSalle Chicago IL Katlyn Buggy (student) Megan Burke (student) Ava Caffarini (student) Steven Camp (student) Shelly Caner (student) Roland Casillas (student) Yvonne Chin Nick Cioromski (student) David Cockrum (student) Norma Damian (student) Shayan Davoudi (student) William Didier (student) Erin Durkin (student) Ariann Erinc (student) Leo Feldman Megan Fossen (student) Liz Franklin (student) Richard L. Freeman Agnes E. Grossman Jason Han (student) Molly Harris (student) Janet L. Hermann Carmen Hernandez Tamara Holliday (student) Nikola Hrisova (student) Matthew Hulstein (student) (award winner) Joupin Izadi (student) 40
Jennifer Jackson Joel C. Jacobson Asha Jessop (student) Elaine Johnson Tae Kim (student) Justin Leigh (student) Leodis McCray (student) Britney Monroe (student) Travis Moore (student) Zach Morris (student) Costa Nikolaides Edward Pall (student) Anthony Pasquini (student) Mary Rada (student) Lindsay Reudig (student) Daniel Rivera (student) James Rooney (student) Haley Schneider (student) Paul Schutz (student) Paula M. Stergios Colleen Stevenson Andrew Syms (student) Ian Turnipseed Mary Anne Uhland (student) Marc Ungar Kathleen Walsh (student) Kevin Zickterman (student) David Zwaska (student)
American Immigration Lawyers Association Legal Clinic 100 North LaSalle St., Chicago IL Heather Benno Royal Berg Nicole Cudiamat Monica Eav Ana Maria Echiburu John Floss Michael Jarecki Matthew Kriezelman (chair) Aaron Lawee Beata Leja Viviana Mendez James Moronez Ann Peters (award winner) Shaheena Qadir Gina Reynolds Tejas Shah John Shine Daniel Thomann Nneka Umeh
Amicus Poloniae 5711 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL George Alex (award winner) Peter Alex Marta Almodovar Dawn Bode Adam Bozko (Vice Consul, Legal Section, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland) Joanna Buda Mary Kay Burdelik Peter Cahill Katarzyna Caputa Peter Ciesielski John Colbert Tatiana Czaplicki Tomasz Czarnota Monika Danecka Denise DeBelle
Diana Wojcik Dobrzycki Mark Dobrzycki (PNA staff, clinic coordinator) Stanley Domaradzki Mark P. Douglass Matt Dubowski Emily Duerringer Chris Elmore Alexander Z. Fiedotjew (co-chair) Nicholas Figiel Lucas Figiel Gregory Ganarczyk Paulina Garga Kalisa Gary Konrad Grabowski Robert P. Groszek (co-chair) Sylvia Helegda Michele F. Hendrickson Monica Wozniczka Holabird Christine Hunt Steven Hurtuk Fred A. Joshua Tomasz J. Kaczmarski William Kalbac Alicija Kapusciarz Dorota Karpierz Khalil Khalil Anna Klocek Matthew Kriezelman Anna P. Krolikowska Piotr Krolikowski Sebastian Kurek (Vice Consul, Head of Legal Section, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland) Marcy Labedz Agnes Lepcika Leszkek Lis Adam Lizakowski Przemek Lubecki Adam Lysinski Andrew Maczek Michael Makowski Ursula Matelski Natalie Mendel Agnieszka Marta Malicka
NEIGHBORHOOD CLINICS Tomasz Markowski Joanna Michalec Jeffrey E. Miszczyszyn Robert Mucha Agata Musial Eve Ocasio Adam Pindral Pawel Podczaski Elizabeth Purol Isabella Rafinska L. Steven Rakowski Gregorz Repala Anna Rog Elizabeth â€œLizâ€? Rzymowski Hedwig Sarnicki Ed Seward Kent Sinson Zygmunt K. Sokolnicki Robin Ann Sowizrol Frank J. Spula (PNA, President) Denise Y. Staniec Sonia Stepien Elzbieta Stochleska Aleksandra Strzelecki Renata W. SzczygielSeward Juan Vaglienty Sladjana Vuckovic Elaine Vullmahn Marta Wasilewski Magdalena Wilk Kate Wilamska Catherine Witczak Richard E. Zabelski Mariusz P. Zdyrski
Apna Ghar Family Law Clinic 4753 N. Broadway St., Chicago IL Naureen Amjad Malika Assar Alizah Benchetrit (Apna Ghar) Ruchie Chadia Gina Chawla Nadia Chaudhry Sean Chaudhuri (co-chair)
Sahar Ali Dar (award winner) Linda Epstein Ann Frizzell Pradnya Gadgil Neha Gill (co-chair/Apna Ghar) Mariyam Hussain Sabrina Iga (Apna Ghar) Simul Jhaveri Riddhi Joshi Rabya Khan Zakia Khan Hajira Mahdi Adriana Malic Rupal Mehta Hoomah Shah Nirali Shah Puja Singh Hina Sodha Nidhi Soni Hashim Siddique Raza Siddiqui (foreign license) Yesha Sutaria Sonia Vohras Afia Yunis
Chinatown Pro Bono Legal Clinic 2141 S. Tan Ct., Chicago IL Grace Chan (co-chair) Matthew Chan Christine Chen Gina Chen Drew Curle Diana Dai Kenneth DucDuong Halley Hu Qiqi Huang Steven Hunter (co-chair) Chung Lee (co-chair) Karin Lee Nina Lueng Yang Li
Diana Lin (co-chair) Alexis Mansfield Anne Shaw (award winner / co-chair) Henry So Robin Wagner Jeremy Wang Alberta Yan Pingjing Zou
CVLS Junior Board Legal Clinic 100 N. LaSalle St., Chicago IL Monique Bhargava Patrick Croke Brion Doherty Kimberly Halvorsen Maura Harrington Shennan Harris Greg Hawver Jordan Heinz Derek Holland Eleni Katsoulis Michelle Marek (chair) Shelley Merkin Rennee Roffle Jed Rosenkrantz Katherine Sams Matthew Schiltz Emily Schnidt Molshree Sharma Patrick Spangler Sarah Throckmorton Katie Walton
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Legal Clinic 4432 North Troy St., Chicago IL Terri Ahrens Gwen Benoy (paralegal) Emily Broach Timothy Casey
Daniel Delaney Ken Dort William Essig Quin Frazer David Frey Mark Furlane Ed Getz Nicholas Guzman Laurie Holmes Cynthia Irani Casey Johnson Jessica Kavanaugh (paralegal/chair) Amy Lauricella Noah Lauricella Elizabeth Lopez Anabella Mora (Our Lady of Mercy Clinic Coordinator) David Matteson Michael Mermall Lisette Miller (assistant/ translator) Frank Nardulli Gordon Nash Lynn Peng Diane Ravenscraft (paralegal) Sandra Sanchez (assistant/ translator) Arthur Scheller Sara Shanti Adam Weinstock Andrew Weissman Brent Whitlock Fatema Zanzi
First Congregational Church of LaGrange 100 South 6th Ave, LaGrange IL Larry Adkison Michael Boffa Annette Bogolin Brian Bosch Bill Bright (program coordinator) Amber Coisman Colleen Costello 41
NEIGHBORHOOD CLINICS Mike Davis Shannon Dunne Denny Esford Stephanie Espinoza Elizabeth Factor Gerald Granada Sonje Hawkins Kathleen K. Hoffman Michael A. Jarrick Scott Jensen (award winner) Michael Jurusik Erin Majka Elizabeth McGarry Christina Hynes-Mesco (chair) Nic Mesco Rev. Katie Snipes Lancaster (sponsor) Dana Ugolini David Yuen
Indo American Legal Clinic 6328 North California Ave., Chicago IL Rishi Agrawal Ayesha Awan Jen Bennett Shalini Bhaskar Parag Bhosale Umang Desai Asha George Sameer Ghaznavi Steve Hall Kavitha Janardhan Kirtana Kalavapudi Sonia Kapoor Prati Kandhuri Hussein Khan Zafar Musvi Samira Nazem Sheetal Parikh (award winner / chair) Zena Patel Elizabeth Pitrof Jay Punnakal Madhu Purohit-Oza Vijay Raghavan Fahad Saghir 42
Arjun Sarkar Dhenu Savla Palak Shah Tejas Shah Elizabeth Sherman Sufyan Sohel Ruth Solomon Neha Tannan Priti Trivedi Anshuman Vaidya Sreenivasarao Vepachedu
Jane Addams Hull House Legal Clinic 100 North LaSalle St., Chicago IL Ingrid A. Howard Arnold Marshall Burt Allison Getz Caldwell Konstantina Christopoulos Krista Figlewicz Joseph Grossman Jenna Hoffman Genevieve Hughes (award winner) Anna Kazaz Christopher J. Moss (paralegal) Sandy Morris Heather NeaveillKramer Mona Rafeeq Sasha Reyes (chair) Lauren Slomka Jennifer Weed
JUF Community Legal Services 3003 West Touhy Ave., Chicago IL Steve Ackerman Ian Alexander Dave Alman Robb Angus
Steve Baron (co-chair) Scott Beller Steven Blonder Sima Blue (paralegal/co-chair) Alex Blum David Brown Michael Burstein Jim Carroll Joshua Cohen Miles Cohen (co-chair) Scott David Steve DeGraff Harold Dembo David Eisenberg Robert Emanuel Laura Elkyam Emily Fox Julie Fox Sherry Fox Lindsay Foye Jeffrey Gansberg Howard Golden Herbert Goldman Neil Goldsmith Neal Goldstein Lisa Green Sarah Haley Julie Halperin Julie Hanusa Annie Helms Evan Henschel Lisa Ruby Herzberg Kenneth Hoffman Phillippe Holland Diane Hornstein Aaron Isaacson Ted Jadwin Ari Kirschner Matt Kovalchik Fay Lemberg Nate Lichtenstein Helena Livitz Jonathan Loew Lindsay Margolis Courtney Mayster Harold Meerbaum Daniel Melchin Tami Millner Michael Minea Melody Mokhtarian Ellen Morris
Sonia Nahmod Ross Neihaus Steven Peck David Pilotto Sally Pissetsky Neil Posner Marc Primack Carrie Risatti Robert Romanoff Shawn Ronda Kevin Ryan Geoffrey Sabin Michael Sadoff Charlene Sayles Alan Satyr (award winner) Howard Shapiro Ian Sherman John Sherman Sigalle Shpayher Greg Simon Mpoli SimwanzaJohnson Jonathan Steele Eugene Steingold Josh Stern Steven Stender Michael Strom William R. Teitelbaum Anne Viner Michael Viner Laurie Wasserman Martin Wasserman Gary Wigoda Robert Wigoda David Wolkowitz Joseph Wrobel Lindsay Yaffa (JUF Sponsor/ co-chair)
K & L Gates / St. Peterâ€™s Church Legal Clinic 110 West Madison St., Chicago IL Neil Anderson Andy Andreasik Brian Arnold Jessica Baer (chair) Devon Beane
NEIGHBORHOOD CLINICS Mary Donners Timothy Hirzel Suzanne Konrad Michelle Lowery Michael Martinez Lauren Norris
Locke Lord / St. Procopius Church Legal Clinic 1641 South Allport St., Chicago IL Shereefat Balogun (award winner) Patrick Gallagher Myoka (Miki) K. Goodin Sylvia Juarez (sponsor) Andy Miller Geoffrey Radebaugh (chair) Daniel Rock
St. Clements Church Legal Clinic / Our Lady of Mercy Clinic 4432 North Troy St., Chicago IL Gregory L. Barton Dawn Blume Lindsay Dansdill Joseph Del Campo Sarah Flosi (chair) Wes Fowler Claudia Granados (co-coordinator) Norman P. Jeddeloh Charles Jordan (co-coordinator) Russell Knight Rachel Laird Beth A. Loeb Jose M. Ortega (award winner) Bridget K. Orsic Cathy L. Rath Maria Elena Rodriguez (co-coordinator)
Paul Ruscheinski Heidi Schmid Andrew Tidwell-Neil Mollie Whitehead
St. Malachy + Precious Blood Church Legal Clinic 2248 West Washington St., Chicago IL Juanita Avila (paralegal) Fr. Matt Eyerman (sponsor) Lucy Zavala (interpreter) Bruce L. Zumstein (chair)
Schiff Hardin LLP / Howard Area Community Center Legal Clinic 7648 North Paulina St., Chicago IL Mir Ali Paul Bateman Jeffrey M. Bergman Lucy Bickford Lorraine M. Buerger Steve Copenhaver Matthew Crowl Paul E. Dengel Katheryn S. Devine Monica Dillon (sponsor) David C. Giles Lalania Gilkey-Johnson Auste Graham Paul E. Greenwalt, III Victoria Hayes Lawrence H. Heftman Ayad P. Jacob Jacob L. Kahn Huda Krad (co-chair) Molly Lynch
E. Sylvia May (award winner / paralegal) Ann MacDonald Brian McLeish Robert J. Minkus Matthew B. Mock David Morris Ralph Morris Maggie Myers Daniel Nixa Victoria Pool Colin Proskel Arietta Ramey-Beverly David S. Sattelberger Brooke Schaefer Matthew Schiltz (co-chair) Britt Shawver Rachel Sifuentes Doug Snodgrass Linda K. Stevens John E. Tanagho Ashley Thompson Kelly M. Warner Brian Watson Jeannice Williams Theresa Williams Jajah Wu Jin Yan
Sidley Austin LLP/ Salvation Army Legal Clinic 1 North Ogden Ave., Chicago IL Scott Berliant Joe Carder Patrick Croke Kevin Fee (chair) Jenn Foster Reena Jashnani Christine Kailus Julie Klaff Laura Kolb (award winner) Ariella Omholt Raina Patel Jed Rosenkrantz Brian Shull
Lt. Tyrone Staggers (sponsor) Raj Sultanian Praju Tuladhar Annie Wallis Julie Weber
The Ark Legal Clinic 6450 North California Ave., Chicago IL Beth A. Alpert Ira Azulay Grant Bagan Sandra Boron Barry Chafetz David H. Cutler (award winner) Joel Davis Stacey Dembo Stuart Edelstein Ross Edwards Arthur Ehrlich Richard Feingold Scott Frankel Beth Freiman Adrienne Gershon Herbert Goldman Richard Goldwasser Richard Hanus Carrie Herschman Cori Hork (chair) Thomas Joens Jan Kodner Michael Lakhovsky Barry Lewis Tracy Madansky Stephen R. Miller Alan Pearlman Barry Pechter George Pfeifer Jeremy T. Pfeifer Adam Picklin Howard Reich Aaron Rifkind Jonathan Sherman David Solomon James Teich Martin Tiersky Ari Trubitt Paul M. Weiss
NEIGHBORHOOD CLINICS ThunderDome Divorce Clinic 100 N. LaSalle St., Chicago IL Joyce Anderson Roxanne Chester Nicole Conatser Jeffery Esser Jonathan Gewurz Zoila Gonzalez Ingrid Howard Arnold Karla Hunter Jennifer Kerns Kelly Melanie Kushnir Helena Kwon Sean Labat Ann Maravilla Allison Margolies Kendra Morrill Allison Pawlicki Laureen Perez Maria Petrone Shannon Reifsteck Ericka Roberson Emily Schetz Shellye Taylor Heather Vanderberg Elizabeth Zeiger
Trinity United Church of Christ Legal Clinic TUCC Village Center, Chicago IL Julie Bland (paralegal/ co-chair) J. Anthony Clark LeNor Dandridge (paralegal) James T. Derico, Jr. Ellen E. Douglass (award winner / co-chair) Samantha S. Fields Candice Hansford (paralegal) Karen L. Jones (co-chair) Jeremy Shimada Tiffany Shimada 44
Modupe A. Sobo Brenda Tillman (paralegal) Eve L. Tripplett (paralegal) Letric (Lee) Watson (paralegal)
Visitation Church Legal Clinic 843 West Garfield Blvd., Chicago IL Gwendolyn Anderson Vaughn Barber Barbara Burns Jim Cachey Crystal Caison Christopher Clark (award winner) J. Anthony Clark Daphne Everett (paralegal/student) Terence Flynn Janet Good Kathleen Hayes (paralegal/social worker) Adam Ingber Katherine Jahnke-Dale Elaine Johnson Nathaniel Jones William Jones Annette King (paralegal) Maureen McGann Marc Minarich (student) Darlene Mitchell (student) Corinne Morrissey Kathleen Oâ€™Rourke
Rev. Clemente De Dios Oyasemi (sponsor) Markell Pool Sheila Ray Jean Roche Lorraine Schmall Anthony Schmitz Robert Shelton Mary Anne Smith (chair) Monica Smith (paralegal) Dee Spiech (paralegal/social worker) William Spielberger Virginia Ulaszek (paralegal) Vanessa Vergara
West Suburban PADS Legal Clinic 324 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL Gerri Brauneis Ashley Brown Alexis Chmell Kevin Conway Melissa S. Fuechtmann Carl Gigante David Gulbransen Mitchell A. Hendrickson James K. Howard Carla A. Lawless (chair) Dan Lesser Gerald F. Murray Patience R. Nelson Dale M. Nowicki (paralegal) Sara A. Paguia Stacey L. Prange Linda Schueler (sponsor) James P. Zeigler
PANEL REFERRAL PROGRAM Melissa D. Abbott Holby M. Abern Gregory P. Abrams Dima F. Abuasabeh Narendra Acharya Stacey J. Acquavella Cheyne E. Adam Jean A. Adams Robert J. Adams Adebayo O. Adesina Mary Jane Adkins Larry E. Adkison John E. Ahern Kristina A. Aier Sarah E. Albrecht Jordan B. Allen Robert L. Allen David J. Altschuler Alfredo Alvarez Joseph D. Amarilio David H. Anderson Gerald L. Angst Cara M. Anthaney Rafi R. Arbel Debbie A. Arbet Albert J. Arbogast Bernard Sheldon Armel Orion N. Artis Melody Ashby Laura N. Ashmore Nadia S. Aslam Frances Asner Margaretha Ayers Y. Judd Azulay Gerald P. Baggot III Miriam G. Bahcall Gary Bain Jeremy S. Baker Joseph A. Baldi James J. Bambrick Karen K. Bames Denise M. Banks Joseph W. Barber Julia L. Bartmes Carroll A. Barry Margaret M. Basch Steven B. Bashaw Kori M. Bazanos Leonard S. Becker Nathaniel Kip Beck, III Gregory A. Bedell Miles N. Beerman Robert P. Beilfuss Gerald J. Bekkerman
Ala Belkina Brigitte Schmidt Bell Josette Belvedere Gerry Benedetto Ryan Blaine Bennett Jennifer L. Bennett Eric M. Bennett John C. Benson Mary Pat Benz Irena Berezin Royal F. Berg Alexander L. Berg Carrie L. Berger Patricia T. Bergeson Michael G. Bergmann Daniel I. Bergrin Perry M. Berke Daniel S. Berliant Stephen D. Berman Saray Bermeo Alan J. Bernstein Matthew I. Bernstein Sheryl Berry Monica M. Berry Phillip A. Beverage Bonnie Simran Bhatia William P. Bila Karen M. Billman Theodore R. Birndorf Martin J. Bishop Beth A. Black Holly N. Blaine David C. Bless Phillip J. Block Michael J. Block Mary Rebecca Bluem Alexander B. Blum Edgar A. Blumenfeld Jessica M. Boehm Erin J. Bognar Michelle R. Bogosh Heather A. Boice Kathy E. Bojczuk Thomas C. Borders Robert D. Boroff Mark A. Borsos Mellody M. Bose Matthew J. Botica Karen F. Botterud Alan H. Boudreau Karen J. Bowes Melissa L. Brabender Dorothy Brackett William M. Brady
Philip G. Brandt Paul S. Braun Lesley A. Braswell Coleman J. Braun Christian Bremmer Jeffrey W. Brend Terence D. Brennan Barbara B. Bressler Jason M. Briesemeister Lita H. Brody Alvin G. Brooks Terrence J. Brooks Tanille M. BrooksRoyston David T. Brown Jim P. Brown Kent R. Brown Cori F. Brown Abraham E. Brustein Marvin A. Brustin David A. Bryant David R. Bryant Richard A. Buchanan Meredith W. Buckley Linda T. Budz Brian T. Budzicz David L. Buffen Katlyn A. Buggy Catherine M. Burkhardt Adam J. Burnett Ian M. Burns Karen V. Burns Justin R. Burton Anna Markley Bush Bradley P. Bussey Stephanie L. Butler Jessica Butterfield Bruce M. Buyer Joanne Byczek Frances T. Cahill Michael G. Cainkar Kimberly E. Calabrese Hallie Diethelm Caldarone Sharon E. Calhoun Michael R. Callahan Jose A. Camacho Pepi Camerlingo Richard C. Campbell Robert M. Campobasso James J. Cannella Alia M. Caravelli
Michael A. Carin Samuel R. Carl David A. Carrabotta Karen Carreras Paul William Carroll John P. Carroll Sheera A. Carthans Mark D. Cassidy Paul C. Caughey Joseph Cavanaugh Alayna R. Chamberlain Mikeal A. Chambers Michael W. Chance Jannie Y. Chang Olivia Cheng Jules R. Cherie Robert J Cheris Robert J. Chio J. Morgan Chism-Diebold William A. Chittenden, III Justyna Chmielewska Timothy F. Christiana Pei Yuan Chung Nicole M. Churchill Brian J. Clappier Scotty R. Clar Christopher J. Clark Robert G. Clarke Benjamin P. Clinger Jared R. Cloud Marta Coblitz Tina J. Cohen Mitchell A. Cohen Benjamin L. Cohen Bradley L. Cohn F. Marie Cole Sarah M. Cole Albert Coleman Amy J. Collins Wil Comer Robert J. Comfort Daniel B. Concannon Benjamin J. Conley Martha E. Conlin Richard E. Conser Teresa Cook Kimberly A. Cook Jason A. Cook Abigail J. Cooke Alexis A. Cooper Thomas B. Cooper Peter S. Coorlas 45
PANEL REFERRAL PROGRAM John J. Corbett Kristin A. Corrigan Victoria M. Cosentino Daniel E. Coughlin N. Paul Coyle Michael Coyne Carrie L. Cozzi Eugene Crane P. Mark Crane Susan Pulido Craven Derek J. Crimando Nicole Angeline P. Cudiamat Erin K. Cullen Kathleen E. Curler Kathleen Curtin Christopher L. Czernik Carlo G. Dâ€™Agostino Mirut P. Dalal Frederick J. Daley Robert T. Dall William D. Dallas Jeffrey Dan Stefan R. Dandelles Monika Danecka Muller Davis Peggy A. Davis Lela J. Davis Jonneida A. Davis Sara M. Davis Michael W. Debre Nancy L. DeBruin Timothy J. Deffet David A. Degard Cameron R. DeGuerre Romanita DeJesus John C. De Koker Vince J. Deligio Pauline G. Dembicki Sonia A. Desai Mary M. Devlin Diane B. Diaz Steven M. Dicker Bruce A. Dickman Sarah M. DiLorenzo Riccardo A. Di Monte Michael J. DiSantis Matthew P. Dixon Elfreda K. Dockery Michael R. Dockterman Matthew A. Dodge Michael F. Doerries Lawrence J. Dohman 46
Martin A. Dolan Ann M. Dolezal Michele Dolinski Leo P. Dombrowski Otis L. Dominique Roselynn Gilbert Don John A. Donahue James M. Dore Daniel A. Dorfman Bruce Farrel Dorn Joseph R. Dosch Teresa A.B. Down Robert K. Downs John R. Doyle Trudy M. Doyle Patrick O. Doyle Kristen A. Duffy Rebecca E. Duggan Kevin P. Durkin Janna S. Dutton Tracey N. Duval Thomas J. Dwyer Mark S. Dym Larry R. Eaton Deborah K. Ebner Heidi Y. Echols James Joe O. Edozie Ehsan Eftekhari Betsy L. Ehlen Kara R. Eisen Jonathan M. Eisenberg Noah Eisner Kenneth M. Elkins Catherine Elliott-Dunne Louis Elovitz Vera Elue Daniel A. Engel Karen A. Enright Eve Epstein Stephen D. Erf James A. Erwin Gilberto E. Espinoza Stephanie A. Espinoza Jeffrey R. Esser Katherine L. Exo Cynthia R. Farenga Dean W. Farley Cornelia G. Farmer Anna Farrales Stephen B. Fedo Kevin J. Feeley Christine L. Feil
Joy M. Feinberg Jonathan D. Feldman Angelica M. Felix Penny Ferrigno Thomas J. Filarski Amanda M. Finelli Karl R. Fink Robert W. Fioretti Michelle Fisher Matthew A. Flamm Rose Flanigan P. Andrew Fleming Jose L. Flores James S. Flores Suyon Flowers Fenton James Foley Kathleen D. Follenweider Andrew J. Foreman Richard B. Foster Andrew J. Frano Thomas J. Frederick Martin J. Freed Richard L. Freeman Anna Fridman Catlin E. Friedemann Ross H. Friedman Ann C. Frizzell Gregory L. Gadberry Pradnya V. Gadgil Jesse M. Galdston Jon Galli Aaron S. Galloway Rajvi D. Gandhi Columbus R. Gangemi Kalisa R. Gary Gordon F. Gault Thomas H. Gayle Ebba Gebisa Blessy George Ava M. George Stewart Gina R. Gerardi Richard C. Gering Sara E. Germano Michael D. Gerstein Marianne S. Geula Tia C. Ghattas Emily F. Gibellina Douglas C. Giese Peter J. Gillespie David J. Gilmartin Sean Ginty Christine A. Giovannelli
John Christopher Goebel Jerome F. Goldberg Jodi L. Goldman Christina N. Goletz Sheldon S. Gomberg Charles L. Goodbar Robert D. Gordon Barry L. Gordon David E. Gordon Daniel T. Graham Gerald A. Granada James W. Green Max L. Green Stephanie E. Greenberg Stacy Y. Greer Lucyna Zofia Grobelski Kathleen M. Gros Jolie M. Grossberg Richard D. Grossman Agnes E. Grossman Lynn M. Grossman Michelle J. Grotto Heidi Groulx David I. Grund Danuta M. Gruszka Victor M. Gryniewicz David L. Gulbransen Jeannie M. Gulczynski Jeffrey W. Gunn Rajesh Gupta Rashmi Gupta G. Robert Guritz Samuel P. Gussis David K. Haase Robert A. Habib Nancy Hablutzel James T. Haddon Gerard D. Haderlein Gregg R. Hague Luke P. Hajzl Caleb J. Halberg Sherri L.C. Hale James H. Hall Nancy K. Hall-Walker Juyon A. Ham Kristen E. Hamilton Jennifer L. Hamilton Janan E. Hanna Bonnie Spaccarelli Hannon Fredrick R. Harbecke John W. Harbst
PANEL REFERRAL PROGRAM David G. Harding Maureen Harmon Sheila J. Harrell H. Reed Harris Mark M. Harris Gina O. Harrison William J. Harte Barry A. Hartstein Daniel J. Hartweg Katerina S. Hatziavramidis Andrew J. Hawes John D. Hayes Timothy M. Hayes Helen Haynes Keoini J. Haynes Amy Haywood Kristen E. Hazel Kelly C. Heaney Brian D. Hector Dean R. Hedeker John J. Held Barbara H. Helfand Erica L. Helland Stephen D. Helm Ashanti Madlock Henderson Angela D. Henderson John P. Hendrickson David W. Hepplewhite Michael T. Herbst Michele A. Hergert Eric A. Herman Janet L. Hermann Lorena Hernandez Joseph A. Herndon Brian J. Hickey James J. Hickey Peter F. Higgins Louis Hilfman Thomas R. Hill Jacquelyn A. Hill Kathryn M. Hill Frank D. Hill Matt C. Hill Linda Hills Brian J. Hindman Kathleen L. Hobbins Burton S. Hochberg Alan D. Hoffenberg Craig A. Hoffman Kathleen K. Hoffman Kenneth A. Hoffman
Patricia K. Hogan Emmett M. Hogan Ebony C. Holden Carol E. Holliday Neil E. Holmen David T. Holtermann Marshall H. Hong Allen E. Hoover Kyle D. Hoover David H. Hopkins William D. Horn Denise A. Horne Joanna K. Horsnail Miles K. Horton LaKeith Hoskin Edward Houlihan Justine Hourihane Sara R. Howard Hugh D. Howard Kasia Howard Diana J. Hsu Qiqi Huang Kristen E. Hudson Gilda Hudson-Winfield Melissa A. Hunt James F. Hurst Zafreen Husain Jeffrey M. Ingalls Forrest L. Ingram Samuel B. Isaacson Alena Ivanova John J. Jacobsen Larry H. Jacobson Joel C. Jacobson Laurie D. Jaffe Neill P. Jakobe Jenica M. James Qasim S. Jami Carolyn A. Jayne Thomas W. Jenkins Eliot Jessop Shaum B. Jhansale Mack A. Jilek Christopher A. Johlie Christopher Johnsen Dana Z. Johnson Kathleen A. Johnson Cynthia Johnson Kevin R. Johnson Dana M. Johnson Aleka L Jones Marcus C. Jones Gregory J. Jordan
Bruce L. Jorgensen R. Howard Jump Kelly S. Jung Adam B. Justice Betsy Kadus Ira B. Kahn Bennett A. Kahn Lilianna M. Kalin Scott M. Kalish Asja K. Kalnins Patrick M. Kalscheur Mustafa Kamal Lydia Gross Kamerlink Shelby H. Kanarish Devendra S. Kane Larry R. Kane Frederick M. Kaplan Richard B. Kapnick Paul S. Karoll Geraldine Karras Angela R. Karras Neboyskey Suni Kartha Gilda M. Karu Joel S. Kasanov Ghanim J. Kassir Kevin G. Katsis Jefferey O. Katz Sarah J. Kaufman Thomas C. Kaufmann Karen A. Kawashima Heidi L. Keenan Heather L. Keil Francis L. Keldermans Michael S. Kelleher Kathleen A. Kelley John P. Kelly John G. Kelly Matthew D. Kelly Anna P. Kempisty Brian T. Kennalley Anne C. Kennedy Robert D. Kent Joseph D. Kern Robert C. Kielian Jennifer Y. Kim Hyo Jung Kim Anne-Marie Kinahan Jennifer Durham King Timothy P. King David G. Kingsbury Kyle M. Kinzy Andrea L. Kirch
Ivan Kirchev Alexandra L. Kirschner Lara M. Kirts Paige A. Kitzinger Linda R. Klama John A. Klawans Eugene Klein Ralla D. Klepak Kenneth F. Knight John J. Knopic Daniel J. Koen Raymond P. Kolak Lawrence W. Korrub Claire C. Kossmann Nikoi Kotey Fedor Kozlov Brian G. Krantz Michael L. Krashin Robert D. Kreisman Clinton A. Krislov Jonathan J. Krit William N. Krucks Philip A. Kunz Brian J. Kurtz Renu S. Kurudiyara Kathleen M. Kuta Bethaney S. LaFave Steven R. Lake Puja Lakhani Michael L. Lakhovsky William Brian Lamborne Michelle M. Lammers Forrest B. Lammiman Karen A. Lamont Susan M. Langlotz Howard B. Lapin Robert J. Lapointe Marilyn B. Lawler Michelle A. Lawless Zachary Lawrence Mark A. Laws Kristen A. Lay Nancy Lazar Lamers Richard J. Leamy Josh M. Leavitt Harry C. Lee Jung S. Lee Sara Lee Megan R. Leger David O. Lehman Ann Bashook Leiner Marvin D. Leiner 47
PANEL REFERRAL PROGRAM Charles A. LeMoine James K. Leven Sander D. Levin Howard Levine Samuel H. Levine Jennifer A. Levine David H. Levy Lawrence P. Lewis Jay D. Lewis Scott A. Lewis Jackie M. Liaromatis Mark A. Lichtenfeld Stephanie R. Lieberman Ebone’ A. Liggins Lisa M. Lilly Leticia I. Limon Diana Lin Michelle E. Lin Diana M. Lin Marketa Lindt Brian M. Livermore Mary Meehan Lodewyck Mark P. Loftus Denise M. Loftus Jeffrey L. London William A. London Cheryl Longstreet Scott Longstreet Diana E. Lopez Christina Lopez Kevin M. Lougachi Sharon K. Loughlin Jerome W. Lubelchek Jonathan Lubin Marlon E. Lutfiyya Jennifer M. Lutzke Thomas M. Lynch Christina E. Lynch John K. Lyons Kristi Lyons Adam J. Lysinski Heather M. Lyster T. Alexis MacDowall Heather J. Macklin Jennifer K. Maconochie Booie Madden Dana A. Madden Marcus E. Madden Rose M. Madura Alexander B. Mahler 48
Mark A. Majewski Raymond S. Makowski Stephen H. Malato Leonard M. Malkin Sherwin J. Malkin Carole J. Mallen Philip L. Mandell Donald Q. Manning Emily Manz Dorene Marcus Carlton R. Marcyan Howard Mardell Marvin Margolis Lindsay J. Margolis Paul F. Markoff, IV Jennifer E. Markovich Kimberley Marsh Evelyn L. Marsh Garrett A. Marshall Kristine I. Martens Kevin T. Martin William F. Martin Viviana Martinez Maria Teresa Martinez Veronica A. Masaitis Suzanne J. Massel Douglas N. Masters Kurt A. Mathas Barbara J. Mathisen Janet K. MaxwellWickett Ada C. Mbeledogu Warren L. McBride Kevin W. McCanna Thomas A. McCarthy Cristin S. McCarthy Melissa McCaulley Elizabeth K. McCloy Arthur J. McColgan, II Gregory A. McConnell Paula C. McConnell Megan B. McCormick Heather L. McDermott John D. McDonald Michelle A. McDonald Cathy A. McFadden Timothy J. McGonegle Jan McGrath Todd L. McLawhorn
Rochene (Jo-An) McLinn Kelly L. McMillen Robert J. McNish Bernadette R McQueen-Sharp Michael C. Mead Sibyl C. Medie Michael S. Melbinger Lesley A. Melega Fran L. Mendelson Judy A. Menkin Nicolas C. Mesco Carolyn V. Metnick Roger K. Metz Pamela McLean Meyerson Greg J. Miarecki Josephine J. Miceli Ronald P. Michel Katy L. Mickelson Melissa A Mickey Laurie Mikva Joshua G. Miller Matthew S. Miller Nicole B. Miller Patrick M. Miller Grant E. Miller Robin R. Miller Sean M. Mines Enrico J. Mirabelli Philip A. Miscimarra Robin Y. MistrettaBradley Percy D. Mitchell Richard C. Moenning Alan E. Molotsky Ira A. Moltz Eileen M. Momblanco Anthony J. Monaco Annette Montalvo Barry E. Morgen Joseph T. Moriarty William J. Moroney Hal R. Morris Sandy L. Morris Ellen J. Morris Matthew J. Morrissey John A. Morrissey Thomas A. Morrissey Anthony J. Morrone Peter C. Morse Jeanne A. Moulthrop
Stefan I. Mozer Kristen E. Mueller John M. Mulvey Laura Muma Rosalie Selinger Murphy Christopher H. Murphy Julie A. Murphy Sandra Murphy Daniel C. Murray Gerald F. Murray Kimberly D. Musick Erin P. Myers Audrey K. Myers Gillian L. Nagler David T. Nani Jeremy E. Nash Brett J. Natarelli John A. Naughton Sally J. Navratil Heather T. NeaveillKramer Kristi L. Nelson Meghan E. Nemeth Ryan M. Neri Alan D. Nesburg Brant A. Newgard Norman B. Newman Tonya G. Newman Erik S. Newton Grace A. Newton Anthony L. Nguyen Kristin A. Nichols Timothy G. Nickels Jennifer T. Nijman Martha L. Norman Irene Novelli Christopher T. Nowotarski Beth Renee Nussbaum Amanu M. Nwaomah Ronald J. Nye Richard J. O’Brien Violet M. O’Brien Jessica A. O’Brien James W. O’Connor Clyde A. Ogg Kelly M. Ognibene Cindy J. O’Keefe Carol D. Olbinsky Robert M. Olian David J. Olmstead Nabil Olomi
PANEL REFERRAL PROGRAM Allyson Wilcox Olson Cassiopeia R. Olson Robin J. Omahana Mary C. O’Neil Carmen Ontiveros Stuart W. Opdycke Daniel O’Rourke Therese O’Shea Radusa Ostojic Lucas A. Otto Jeffrey H. Oudsema Kevin G. Owens Patrick D. Owens Bobby L. Owens Randall L. Oyler Terry A. Oznick Diane T. Padilla Analisa Padilla Lisa M. Pagel Kevin Pak James D. Palmatier Lynn M. Palmgren Gus A. Paloian Daniel G. Pappano Gregory J. Pardini Roma Parikh Sarah Park Samuel S. Park Harriet J. Parker Mark V. B. Partridge David P. Pasulka Chirag H. Patel Shannon R. Patel Denise J. Patton Carolynne Ann Paulsen Tamara M. Paulun Lynn S. Pavalon Erich O. Pavel Timothy G. Payne James A. Payonk William J. Pecquet Geraldine Peeples Julene M. Perbohner Jesus Perez Rosa Perez Laureen A. Perez Sylvia Peters Randall F. Peters Mark A. Petrolis Melanie M. Pettway Andrew T. Pfau George S. Pfeifer Laura Pfeiffer
Jonathan G. Pfleeger Joseph G. Phelps Thelma Cherie Phillips Elizabeth Pickell Joseph W. Pieper Steven G. Pietrick Rosalba Pina Jerome W. Pinderski Julie-Ann PiotrowskiGovreau Kalpana S. Plomin Paul W. Plotnick Jeffrey J. Pochowicz Kristina Polizzi Catherine L. Pollina E. King Poor Debbie A. Popowski Portia J. Porter Cecil E. Porter, III Amanda Portes Carolyn M. Potamitis James C. Potter Peter W. Poulos Danielle J. Powell Melinda L. Power Joseph P. Pozen Christine Preissig Gary L. Prior James B. Pritikin Carla Pruitt Kenneth P. Purcell Tricia L. Putzy Evangelina C. Puyol-Geo Shanna L. Pyers William A. Quiceno Thomas P. Quinn Carmen M. Quinones Jeffrey A. Rabin Kent A. Raden Mihaela L. Raicu Zachary M. Raimi Michael B. Raines David T. Rallo Edward J. Rampson John S. Ramsey Stacy Rankin William H. Ransom Mark D. Rasmussen Edward E. Reda Shruthi G. Reddy Margaret A. Reetz Rodney F. Reeves
Donald J. RendlerKaplan Elaine Renta David D. Reyes Margaret M. Reynolds Margaret Rhiew Saundra L. Rice Aaron E. Rifkind Mark S. Riley Berton N. Ring M. Bart Rinn Anthony J. Ritrovato Bradley V. Ritter Renee T. Rivers-Proby Ferlillia V. Roberson Michael C. Roberts Sue Roberts-Kurpis Delores E. Robinson Marylyn G. Rodgers Steven J. Roeder James T. Rohlfing Kimberly R. Romain Glenn C. Ronaldson Maren N. Ronan Kantas Connie S. Roncone Shawn K. Ronda John L. Ropiequet Neil M. Rosenbaum Jeffrey K. Ross Demetrius D. Ross Lisa E. Roth Jean L. Rothbarth Jonathan E. Rothschild Michael H. Rotman Steven P. Rouse Joseph A. Rousseau Howard M. Rubin David Rubman Lawrence T. Ruder Charis A. Runnels Theodore J. Russell Michael F. Ruszkowski Maureen E. Ryan Mary-Frances Ryan Gregory C. Ryckman Terrie A. Rymer Geoffrey B. Sabin Syed F. Saghir Andrea Sagols Angela M. Saliani Rana H. Salti Sally H. Saltzberg
Edward J. Samuelson Derek D. Samz Thomas C. Sanchez Daniel R. Sanders David P. Sanes Brianna M. Sansone Michael V. Santoro Dena T. Saper Laxmi P. Sarathy LaVerne Rolle’ Saunders Karen E. Scanlan Rudy G. Schade Joel P. Schaps Joel A. Schechter Deborah M. Scheck Marc C. Scheinbaum Eliot G. Schencker Donald C. Schiller Robert J. Schlacks Gary L. Schlesinger Daniel I. Schlessinger Catherine A. Schneider Steven S. Scholes Devlin J. Schoop Erich P. Schork Scott N. Schreiber Norman P Schroeder Jennifer L. Schroeder Philip J. Schroeder Patrick T. Schuette Stephen C. Schulte Benjamin L. Schuster Stephen W. Schwab Stanley D. Schwartz Jennifer M. Schwartz Sharon L. Scott Christine S. ScottHayward Patti Scudero Joe D. Seely Richard M. Seligman David R Seligman Fran Senesac Alicia C. Seward Sherese A. Shabazz Michael L. Shacter Grace L. Shaff Ajay N. Shah Payal V. Shah Nikul Shah Juneitha S. Shambee Ilene E. Shapiro 49
PANEL REFERRAL PROGRAM Wayne S. Shapiro Stephen D. Sharp Joanna G. Sharp Kenneth W. Shaw Andrew P. Shelby Daniel W. Sherman Thomas F. Shero Joseph E. Shipley Nicole Shoemaker Alice B. Shorts Christopher D. Shurland Saadia Siddique Edward Siegel Helen Sigman Mary L. Simms Arthur G. Simon John A. Simon Jeannine D. Sims Jennifer Simutis Mpoli N. SimwanzaJohnson Larry Singer Donald I. Singer Nathaniel R. Sinn Vasilios P. Siomos Dana Siragusa Susan Sitter Daniel J. Slattery Kimberly Slider Nicole L. Small Mary A. Smigielski Zane Smith Laura J. Smith Julia Jensen Smolka Joan E. Smuda Roman J. Sobon Jean Soh James E. Sojoodi Michael A. Solock Kiran K. Soni Leena Soni Cindy L. Soper Matthew S. Sorem Teresa A. Sorrentino Jeffrey A. Soufal Catherine D. Spain Konstatinos T. Sparagis Deborah Spector Matthew B. Speiser Gokul K. Sripada Brent A. Sroda 50
Michael S. Stanko Anna C. Stanley Mark E. Starchman Lawrence J. Stark Leah J. Starkman Catherine L. Steege Scott D. Stein Paula M. Stergios Gregory K. Stern William A. Sternberg Jason R. Stetz Barbara Stevens Colleen M. Stevenson Rodney W. Stewart S. Ronald Stone Matthew C. Stonecipher Jeffery P. Story Debra Stover Betty Strama Kristen A. Streeter Andrew K. Strimaitis Ellen M. Strizak Jon K. Stromsta Beth A. Stroup Julia N. Studier Diane M. Suffield Kartika Sujdak George P. Sullivan Peter D. Sullivan Monica T. Sullivan Daniel P. Sullivan Mary D. Sump Philip Suse Gerald J. Szymanski Cory S. Tadlock Masaru K. Takiguchi David Tanaka Brian Ira Tanenbaum Fredric D. Tannenbaum Joseph A. Tardif Donald A. Tarkington Martin D. Tasch Christie Tate Kenneth P. Taube Wendy M. Taube Kevin Tehrani Slava Aaron Tenenbaum Lynn Nannette Teng Francis K. Tennant Alexander Terras Victor F. Terrizzi Kelly D. Thames
Barrett Thies Daniel W. Thomann Yolanda R. Thomas Mecca L. Thompson Susan L. Thompson Charles Thomson Eric L. Tibbs Ted J. Tierney Joseph E. Tilson Christopher B. Titcomb Chris M. Tkach Alan J. Toback Rachael N. Toft Adam R. Tondryk Jeff C. Torres Ava Touloupakis Tiffany J. Tracy Tracy L. Treger Norma S. Trevino Duffy John W. Troth Donna M. Tuke Karen Turi Loren N. Turner Joseph P. Tylutki Mark J. Unterberger Jed E. Untereker Shilpi V. Upadhyaya Jeffrey Urdangen Sheryle J. Valles Geoffrey A. Vance Michael N. Varak Matthew M. Vasconcellos Valerie Vatch Jacquelyn Vengal Jaya F. Venkataramani Michael A. Vernon Steven Robert Verr Eliina M. Viele-Pritzker Brent W. Vincent Rishi V. Vohra Heidi E. VonderHeide Gordana Vujanovich Leewaiwai Wacek Audrey Wade Steven M. Wagner Janet Wagner Thomas L. Waldron III Brian Walker Linda E. Walker Ashley E. Walker John A. Walker William A. Walker
Toni L. Wallace Ann Marie Walsh Matthew T. Walsh Kathleen A. Walsh Rich Wang Eunice Ward Dorothy A. Ward Reuben Warshawsky Cheryl A. Warzynski Robert R. Watson Rhonda Watson David S. Waxman Bryan Webster Kathrin M. Wedel (Diaz-Perez) Jennifer A. Weed Christopher D. Wehrman Lindsay E. Weinberg Neal H. Weinfield David A. Weininger Mark D. Weisman John Robert Weiss Ariel Weissberg David K. Welch Marcia Banas Welcome Elizabeth L. Werner Nancy Wertheimer Kenneth A. Wexler David H. White Jonathan B. White Lisette M. Wicev John H. Wickert Raymond G. Wigell Mark D. Wilcox Ryan Williams Michelle A. Williams Linda A. Willis Nubia B. Willman Todd M. Wincek Jodi R. Wine Molly A. Winkelman Michel Winkelstein Robert M. Winter Daniel J. Winters James P. Wognum Paul E. Wojcicki Gregg A Wolpoff Tiffany C. Woodie Thomas R. Woodrow Richard K. Wray Heather A. Wright
PANEL REFERRAL PROGRAM Helena B. Wright Andre Wrighte Joseph Wrobel John R. Wylie David S. Yen Ethan R. York Timothy J. Young Maribeth Young Afia Yunus Flora Zaitseza Cheryl Zalenski Akram Zanayed Robert Zapinski Joe Zarlengo Laura R. Zaroski Errol Zavett Angela K. Zeman Brian T. Zimmermann Renee Zipprich Michael Zmora
Guardian Ad Litem of Minors Panel Dan Alexander Jeff Apel Kathryn Ashton Molly Bailey Sarah Baker Sherefat Balogen Vanessa Barsanti Catherine Battin Wesley Becker Phillip Beverage Monique Bhargava Kathleen Blouin Michelle Bogosh Heather Boice Mary Jo Boldingh Nolan Bolduc Amelia Boone Karen Bowes Mattea Bozja Joey Bramlage Thomas Brewer Erin Buechler Mark Burkland Jennifer Burnette Bradley Bussey Jack Butler Allison Caldwell Sharon Calhoun Michael Chance
Yvonne Chin Mike Chinlund Kathleen Cleven Stacie Colston Ashley Taylor Corbitt Elia Covino Crimando Derek Rebecca Crocker Katherine Croswell Margaret Curtis Hannon Lisa Diaz Allison DiPasquale Jennifer L. Dlugosz Ada Dolph Folarin Dosunmu Ellen Duff Rena Dunn Travis Eliason Kate Eller Carl Evans Carly Everett Rob Felker Jill Felkins Julia Floyd Misti Floyd Freddy Fonseca Rose Gallagher Sarah Gasperini Jennifer Genzler Sara Germano Cherie Getchell Genie Gillespie Jesse Galdston Jonathan Giroux Catherine Goldhaber Anna Gonis Arnie Gough Liz Grapentine Virginia Graves Agi Grossman Blake Hanson Petal Harris Becca Hartstein Julianne Hartzell Nika Hasegawa Mary Hasse Greg Hawver Celona Hayes Barbara Helfand Jeff Heller Vanessa Herman Martha Hermes
Allison Herriott Shannon Hibser Evelyn Hoffmann Jenna Hoffman Kathy Homenda Peter Horst Laverne Horton Melissa Hunt Zafreen Husain Mariyam Hussein Amelia Hyde Olivia Igbokwe Katherine Imp Matthew Jackson Colin James Jenica James Dana Johnson Carly Jones Rita Kapadia Kim Kayiwa Alan Kelly Grace Kim Anne Koday Angela Komp Jack Komperda Candice Korkis Matt Kriegel Renu Kurudiyara Tori Langton Nancy Lazar Kelly Lazaroff Chae Lee Suleen Lee Jay Leibovitz Sharone Levy Katy Lewis Joseph Lombardo Heather Lyster Jennifer Maconochie Bryan Maguire Robin Maher Mitch Mancione Mary Kay Martire Thomas McDonough Gerard McInnis William Melichar Hope Mercado Carolyn Metnick Chloe Milstein Kimberly Mitchell Bruce Montgomery Megan Morrisey Janice Morrison
Mike Mulcahey Laura Muma Gillian Nagler Carolyn Naselli Mona Naser Leyton Nelson Tonya Newman Vivien Nielsen Katherine Nye Jill Oâ€™Donovan Glenn Orr Donna Otis Jeffrey Oudsema, Ami Patel Carolynne Paulsen Maria Petrone Kali Plomin Carol Poplawski Shauna Prewitt (award winner) Colleen Price Bob Purcell Almaas Qaderi Lauren Quigley Becky Ray Elizabeth Reynolds Rawn Reinhard Jennifer Rhoades Kimberly Robinson Mike Robinson Jean Rothbarth Erin Ryan Val Saportas Karen Scanlan Carla Scarsella Jennifer Schabinger Renee Schildgen Christine Schneible John Schreiner Jennifer Schroeder Nora Schweighart Kimberly Searcy Jeremy Segal Jason Selvey Monica Sholar Jim Shultz Caroline Simon Sharon Sintich Sara Skulman Lauren Solomon Terri Soni Kristi Spicer David Standa 51
PANEL REFERRAL PROGRAM Kaya Sugiyama Mary Elizabeth Suprock Mary Sweeney Kelly Thames Sarah Throckmartin Ted Tierney Diana Tremback Stephanie Vasconcellos Ivana Ventic Kelly Warner Jennifer Weed Sara Weinberg Paul Whitehair Dawn Williams Steve Williamson Bradley Wilson Sandra Wortham Alyse Wu Julie Yura Kathy Zambrano Emily Zapatocny Daniel Zollner Michael Zundel
Guardian Ad Litem of Adults Panel Jean Adams Mary Adams Adebayo Adesina Stephanie Ailor Sarah Albrecht Shermin Ali Janice Anderson Jay Andrew Cassandra Arnell Sara Arroyo Rebecca Atkins Thomas Augspurger Joseph Barber Mathew Becker Ashley Becker Barbara Bell Synthia Bell Elise Beyer Shirley Birts Jessica Blaemire Elizabeth Anne Bleakley Phillip Block Cecelia Blue Jessica Boehm Erin Bognar 52
Courtney Boho Marincsin Heather Boice Mary Jo Boldingh Amelia Boone Robert Boroff Lesley Braswell Thomas Brewer Brittney Broadnax Lita Brody Linda Bryceland Richard Burke Michael Busse Jessica Butterfield Edward Campbell Susan Capra Alia Caravelli Matthew Carpenter John Carroll Karen Carroll Brent Carter Deborah Glaser Chagal Mikeal Chambers Kathleen Chappell Pei Yuan Chung Catherine Churm Peter Clancy Colleen Clare Thomas Clark Robert Clifford Jerilyn Cohen Deborah Cole Sarah Cole Jessica Collett Alan Cook Abigail Cooke Robert Cooper Peter Coorlas Ricardo Cortez Katrina Crafton Sarah Crane Kathleen Curler Cindy Cutler Christopher Czwenic Sarah Dale Barbara DeCoster Cameron DeGuerre John Del Gaudio Michael DeLaney Larry Devens Mary Devlin Sheni Djurisic Debra Doyle
Leah Drennan Sean Driscoll Juliette Duara Lara Duda Rebecca Duggan Christina Dulay Colin Dunn Rena Breanne Dunn Kevin Durkin Ann Elgin Thomas Elkins Jay Emerick Eve Epstein Mark Epstein Sanaz Esfahani Roberta Evans Mark Faloon Tiffany Farber Cynthia Farenga E. Garnet Fay Angelica Felix Carla Fiessinger Sarah Flosi Misti Floyd Andrew Foreman Sherryl Fox Michelle Francis Lenore Franckowiak Anna Fridman Eileen Gamberdino John Ganz Deborah Garber Ashley Garfield Gregg Garofalo Margaret Garvey Gordon Gault Thomas Gayle Jr. Ellen Gill Demetria Glover W. Terrance Godbolt John Christopher Goebel Thomas Goldrick Gerald Granada T. Kellan Grant Katherine Greenslade Michelle Grotto Jennifer GuimondQuigley Valli Gupta Kimberly Halvorsen Kathleen Hanley Mary Hasse
Frank Hauenschild Keoini Haynes Amy Haywood Keith Hebeisen Dana Henderson Shannon Hibser Andrea Hilbert Jeffrey Hlava Evelyn Hoffmann Emmett Hogan Patricia Hogan Lee Holmes David Holtermann Kyle Hoover Justine Hourihane MacKenzie Hyde Katherine Jackson Roxanne Jackson Maria Jaffe Qasim Jami Patricia Janecki Dana Johnson Jacqueline Jones Keith Jones Rowschaun Jones Shannon Jones Kelly Jung Melissa Junge Betsy Kadus John Karnezis Angela Kaul Robert Kealy Walter Keane Alan Kelly Michelle Kim Sarah King Kelsey Kingsbery Alexandra Kirschner Linda Klama Daniel Koen Caitlin Kovacs Jeffrey Kroll Michael Krzak Philip Kunz Melanie Kushnir Charmaine La Chapelle Michelle Lammers Howard Lapin Peter Latz Marissa LaVette Jennifer Lawson Nancy Lazar Chae Lee
PANEL REFERRAL PROGRAM Joanna Lekkas Jayme Levin-Muriel Jay Lewis Kathleen Ley Karen Li Katherine Licup Andrew Ligas Rebecca Little Denise Loftus Claudette Loiacono Jody Lowenthal Rachel Lynch Dana Madden Joshua Mahoney Katie Malizia Carole Mallen Mitchell Mancione Lindsay Margolis Jennifer Markovich Maria Martuccio Leonard Marturano Suzanne Mattler Jerome Maynard Megan McCormick Bonnie McGrath Gerard McInnis Maura McIntyre Jenny McMahon Melanie McNeely Shannon McNulty Mary Meehan Ron Meisler William Melichar Judy Menkin Freda Merritt Sylvia Michas Steven Mihajlovic Robin Mills D. Rebecca Mitchell Kimberly Mitchell Pamela Morales Jody Moran Jaran Moten Lauren Munoz Kimberly Musick Gillian Nagler Paul Napolski Brian Nash Rebecca Ng Dan Noonan Gerald Nordgren Emma Nowacki Helen Istvan Odom Kathleen O’Donovan
Cindy O’Keefe Carol Olbinsky Robert O’Malley Allison O’Neill Kristen Opaczewski Jason Ornduff Kathleen O’Rourke Ranti Oseni Lynne Ostfeld Meg O’Sullivan Donna Otis Barry Owen Bobby Owens Walter Palmer, III Anna Panchenko Connie Paravantes Eric Parker Tamara Paulun Erich Pavel Kyra Payne Brandon Peck Robert Perlstein Gino Peronti Marcie Pickard Joseph Pieper Michael Pisani Elizabeth Pitrof Ruth Pivar Megan Price Andrew Prindable Helene Pruitt Monica Quinn Thomas Quinn Amanda Raad Mihaela Raicu Steve Raminiak Nora Ramirez-Matranga Sharalyn Reed Cathleen Reynolds Jennifer Rhoades Julia Rickert Kristofer Riddle Susan Rider Timothy Ritchey Ferlillia Roberson Patricia Ann Roets Lesa Rosenthal Moskowitz Dabeer Roshanali Robyn Ross Steven Ross John Rougeau Terrie Rymer Edward Samuelson
Genevieve Scanlan Karen Scanlan Deborah Scheck Elizabeth Schenkier Renee Schildgen Heidi Schmid Peter Schmiedel Sydney Schneider Lisa Scruggs Jason Selvey Elizabeth Seward Brian Shallcross Joanna Sharp Andrew Shelby Monica Sholar Sofia Sianis Mark Singler Elaine Sit Ina Sivergleid Bogdan Skoskiewicz Kelley Smith James Sojoodi Zygmunt Sokolnicki Andrea Somerville Kiran Soni Cindy Soper Matthew Sorem Catalina Soto Nancy Spain John Spoeri Craig Squillace Molly Stofen Basarich Mikal Stole Robert Strelecky Susan Sullivan Norma Sutton Alessandra Swanson Erik Swanson Mary Sweeney Patrick Sylvester Renata Szczygiel Catherine Taylor Lance Taylor Margaret Tebo James Thibodeau Sandra Thiel Diane Thomas-Levy Jonathan Thompson Mecca Thompson Kari Timm Rachael Toft Timothy Tomasik Ava Touloupakis Adam Townshend
Dauser Tracy Diana Tremback John Turchan Marc Ungar Ehiman Uwidia Diane Valos Robert Vandervoort Sandra Vasher Earl Vergara Michael Vernon Eliina Viele-Pritzker Joseph Vinu Audrey Wade Kristy Walsh Robert Walsh Suzanne Walsh Kathleen Rend Ward Robert Warren Cheryl Warzynski Kristina Wayne Michael Weaver Grace Wein Carolyn Welch Jonathan White Mollie Whitehead Ryan Wilkins Sheri Willard Eric Williams Stephen Williamson Bradley Wilson Tanya Witt Andrea Wood Jennifer Worstell Kathryn Wycoff Ming Yeh Joseph Younes Cathy Yu Sherwin Zaban Emily Zapotocny Jim Zazakis Ethan Zelizer Amy Ziolkowski Renee Zipprich
Chancery Court Access to Justice Program Aurora N. Abella Austriaco Stanley J. Adelman Shari R. Albrecht Dan N. Alic Robert L. Allen 53
PANEL REFERRAL PROGRAM David S. Almeida Orion N. Artis Thomas J. Augspurger Audrey D. Avila Michael Bankhead Joseph W. Barber Michael E. Baron Steven B. Bashaw Daniel Bass Kori M. Bazanos Ala Belkina Eric M. Bennett Lindsay M. Bentivegna Daniel I. Bergrin Edgar A. Blumenfeld Paul Daniel Bond Lesley A. Braswell Thomas E. Brewer Lloyd J. Brooks Joel Brosk Jerry D. Brown Joel P. Brown Cori F. Brown Meredith W. Buckley Ian M. Burns Jessica Butterfield Richard C. Campbell Renee Carmody Joseph A. Carver Aaron W. Chaet Jules R. Cherie Shirley Chiu Val Chulamorkodt Sarah M. Clanton Joanna Collias Christopher J. Coulson David J. Cushwa Priya S. Dadlani Ann Day John C. De Koker Simon M Deery Aaron L. DeMichael Bruce A. Dickman Matthew P. Dixon Brion W. Doherty Otis L. Dominique Todd Domjan Dan Z. Dorfman Daniel A. Dorfman Sameer H. Doshi Kevin B. Dreher Carl H. Dreyer, Jr. Kelli A. Dudley 54
Christina L. Dulay Martin A. Duncan Michael J Duval Tracey N. Duval Scott E. Early Ryan C. Evans Katherine L. Exo Dean W. Farley Arlene F. Farolan Amanda Fayne Stephen B. Fedo Karl N. Fehr John R. Floss Matthew D. Formeller Spenser Q. Friel David Froylan Antonio R. Fuller Nika K. Gembicki Walter R. Geml Ava M. George Stewart Ellen B. Gill Kevin M. Glynn Linda V. Goldberg Larry A. Goldman Christina N. Goletz Adam B. Goodman Stephanie E. Greenberg David L. Gulbransen, Jr. Kelly L. Guzman Sherri L.C. Hale Nancy K. Hall-Walker James H. Hall, Jr. Steven D. Hamilton David G. Harding Daniel M. Harris Andrew J. Hawes Robert S. Hayes Benjamin D. Heal Christina Lynn Henk Janet L. Hermann Jeffrey Hlava Emmett M. Hogan Michael R. Houston Jaime E. Hovey Thomas F. Hurka Liane J. Jackson Joel C. Jacobson Neill P. Jakobe Donald L. Johnson Lisa D. Johnson Bryan J. Johnson Rowschaun Jones Tifani M. Jones
Mustafa Kamal Kevin P. Kamraczewski Arnold G. Kaplan Karen A. Kawashima Brian T. Kennalley Roger J. Kiley Christopher J. Kim John B. Kincaid David G. Kingsbury Alexandra L. Kirschner Jason N. Knapp Daniel J. Koen Elizabeth A. Koziol Charmaine C. La Chapelle William Brian Lamborne Michelle M. Lammers Karen A. Lamont Frances Elizabeth Lepic Christopher J. Letkewicz Samuel H. Levine Jay D. Lewis Gilbert Y. Liss Mischelle Y. Luckett Stephen H. Malato Jennifer E. Markovich Thomas A. Marrinson Barbara J. Mathisen Albert L. Matthews William M. Mayer J. Ethan McComb Gregory A. McConnell Anthony R. McGee Lovejoie E. McInnis Laura L. McKinney Todd L. McLawhorn Philippe C. Melin Denise M. Mercherson Michael E. Meyer Pamela M. Meyerson Philip A. Miscimarra Robin Y. MistrettaBradley Richard C. Moenning David M. Money Pamela A. Morales Mark Moreno Loren J. Morris Janice L. Morrison Kevin Morrow Christian Murad
Lolade A. Mustapha Daniel W. Myerson Gordon B. Nash, Jr. Kristi L. Nelson David R. Neville Nick Niles Dan P. Noonan Joseph P. Noonan Gregory S. Norrod Jessica A. Oâ€™Brien Timothy P. Oâ€™Connor Joseph M. Olstein Donna L. Otis Barry C. Owen Brian C. Owen Bobby L. Owens Patrick D. Owens Allyson N. Paflas Caroline J. Palmer Lisa B. Parsons Mary Catherine Pastoret Andrew C. Patton Richard J. Pearl Perry Perelman Melanie M. Pettway Kalpana S. Plomin Madeleine S. Podesta Carol A. Poplawski Kent A. Raden Mihaela L. Raicu Scott Rauscher Michael T. Reagan Sasha Reyes Aaron E. Rifkind John T. Roeser Ellis Rosenzweig Jeremy Rothstein Mitchell K. Rovner Lucille Victoria Rowels David L. Rudolph Charis A. Runnels Andrew S. Ryerson Michael B. Sachs Scott T. Sakiyama Laxmi P. Sarathy Jill M. Schmieder Philip J. Schroeder Emma L. Scott Ankur V. Shah Payal V. Shah Konrad V. Sherinian Joseph E. Shipley
PANEL REFERRAL PROGRAM John Shugrue Kelly P. Sibert Saadia Siddique Nathaniel R. Sinn James Slater Kiran K. Soni Cindy L. Soper Tiffany L. Sorge Smith Amanda K. Spikes Lauren J Spira Anna C. Stanley Mikal J. Stole Timothy J. Storm Donald P. Sullivan Steve Z. Szczepanski Zachary A. Szilagyi Gerald J. Szymanski Cory S. Tadlock Michael Tannen Francis K. Tennant Yolanda R. Thomas Mecca L. Thompson Steven S. Tomasic David W. Trailov Shannon Travis Rosa Tumialan Christopher Turner Shilpi V. Upadhyaya Carl J. Vandenberg James P. Vanderwoud Jaya F. Venkataramani Rishi V. Vohra A. Delmar Vouziers Sladjana Vuckovic Kathy M. Waters Bryan Webster Jennifer A. Weed Elizabeth Y. Wei Adam Whiteman Matthew Wolski Andre Wrighte Saeho Yi John W. Zapala Angela K. Zeman Edward J. Zulkey
Circuit Court of Cook County Foreclosure Mediation Program Nancy Albert-Goldberg Mamie Alexander Dan Alic Robert Allen Elena Anastasiou Linda Anderson Robert Ansani Francine Atkins Lee August Howard Augustus Audrey Avila Vaughn Barber, Steven Bashaw, Kori Bazanos, Mary Becker, Peter Bender, Temikorede Bennett, Eric Bennett, Neil Berkowitz, Monica Berry, Bradford Block, Dawn Bode, Michelle Bogosh, Kathy Bojczuk, Alan Boudreau, Jillian Brady, Catherine Brady, John Brennan, Neda Brisport, Bob Brodsky Tanille Brooks-Royston, Jacob Brown, Joseph Bruno, Matthew Buckley, William Burfeind, Michael Burgner, Megan Burke, Elizabeth Butler, Ruth Cacchione, J. Cachey, Bill Caruso, Michael Chance, Sean Chaudhuri, Olivia Cheng, Robert Cheris, Karen Choudhury, Joan Clay, Stephen Cleary, Karen Coffey,
Benjamin Cohen, Gifford Collins, Nicole Conatser, Jennifer Conrad, Abigail Cooke, Ricardo Cortez, Pamela Cotten, Karen Covy, Harriet Croke, Kevin Cruz, Kathleen Cunningham, Clarissa Cutler, Patrick Czuprynski, Griffin Daleiden, Michael Debre, Anita Dellaria, James Derico, Robert DeVries, Teresa Do, Eric Dobradin, Brion Doherty, Aurora Donnelly, Maren Dougherty, Tim Doyle, Janice Driggers, Kelli Dudley, Marilyn Dunn, Tracey Duval, John Eggum, Christopher Ehresman, Jonathan Eisenberg, Drew Elesh, Thomas Emalfarb, Sandra Emerson, Jeffrey Esser, Scott Everett, Katherine Exo, Elizabeth Factor, Michael Fahey, Mark Faloon, Barbara Fasano, Karl Fehr, John Fehr, Leo Feldman, Jonathan Feldman, Patricia Florio, William Ford, Matthew Formeller, Emily Friedman, Alexis Gabay, Aaron Galloway, Donald Garvey, Kalisa Gary, Nadia Gaya,
Gina Gerardi, Arno Gerbrecht, Sara Germano, Jonathan Gewurz, Clarinda Gipson, Patricia Gladden, Carol Gloor, Terrance W. Godbolt, Eva Golabek, Linda Goldberg, Larry Goldman, Nathaniel Gordon, Nicholas Gowen, Erin Graham, Raymon Grossman, Tanya Gutierrez, Jeffery Hagen, James Hall, Joanne Harmon, Andrew Hawes, Vanessa Herman, Janet Hermann, John Hiltz, Kathleen Hobbins, Emmett Hogan, Charles Hogren, Ralph Holmen, David Holtermann, Tracey Holtshirley, Roy Hong, Kyle Hoover, Diane Hornstein, Kristen Hudson, Mohammad Iqbal, Robert Isham, Natasha Jackson, Joel Jacobson, Joni Johnson, Gregory Johnson, Elaine Johnson, David Johnson, Marcus Jones, Julie Jones, Jeffrey Jones, Amanda Jones, Adnan Kagalwalla, Christopher Kane, James Karela, Michael Karnuth, Joel Kasanov, Kevin Keeley, Mark Kehoskie, Heather Keil, Michael Kelly, 55
PANEL REFERRAL PROGRAM Matthew Kelly, Amy Ketchum, Mansoor S. Khan, Alexandra Kirschner, Adriana Kissel, Lori Klingman, Daniel Koen, Richard Kohn, David Koury, Jeremy Kramer, Elizabeth Krepps, Renu Kurudiyara, Charmaine La Chapelle, Aaron Lawee, Mark Laws, Angie Lee, Tammy Lenzy, Michelle Liffick, Rebecca Little, Robert Lock, Jesse Lothamer, William Love, Jennifer Lutzke, Melissa MacLeod, Tracy Madansky, Stephen Malato, Paul Marinoff, Merrilee Martin, Matthew Martin, Jeffrey Martin, Jerry Mason, Ramona Mateiu, Adam Mathein, Anand Mathew, Taylor Mathewson, MaCayn May, Teresa McCall, Joseph McCarty, Megan McCaslin, Alexis McDowell, Summer McElroy, Libby McFerren, Anthony McGee, Timothy McGonegle, Todd McLawhorn, Maria Milutinovic, Sean Mines, Lance Minor, Robin MistrettaBradley, Mervate Mohammad, Bruce Montgomery, 56
Travis Moore, Susan Moore, Sandy Morris, Ellen Morris, Laura Muma, Philip Murante, Laura Musick, Ryan Neri, Mike Neumann, Erik Newton, Violet O’Brien, Eleanor O’Brien, Aaron O’Donnell Cindy O’Keefe George Oparanozie Richard Orman Ulick O’Sullivan Brian Owen Jayraj Panchal Caitlin Papadopoulos Eric Papier Kelly Parfitt Harriet Parker Arielle Patton Perry Perelman Laureen Perez Thelma Phillips Alexander Picel James Pieczonka Stanley Pierson Florence Pittman Katherine PlominskiGloede Maria Polido-Wolfe Kathryn Pries Loretta Prince Paul Prybylo Shanna Pyers Kent Raden Cheryl Rayner Howard Reich William Reynolds Julia Riley Kathleen Robson, (award winner) Elisa Rodriguez Emily Roschek Jody Rosenbaum Steven Ross Stephen Rubin Susan Rudzinski Nettie Sabin Benjamin Saukas
Jennifer Schabinger John Schinka Melissa Schmidt Keith Schoeneberger Sharon Scott Raul Serrato Rebecca Shanaman Jacob Shapiro Tiffany Shimada Peter Silvern Joan Simmons Jeannine Sims Tanya Sinclair Bogdan Skoskiewicz Ricca Slone Adam Smestad Barbara Snider Zygmunt Sokolnicki Evon Solms Jeffrey Soufal Matthew Speiser Lauren Spira John Stimson Deadra Stokes Justin Strane Julia Strehl Gerald Szymanski Curtis Tarver II Mable Taylor Catherine Taylor Sondra Tenorio Wakara Terry Mecca Thompson Barbara Tishuk Christopher Titcomb Michael Toogun Valerie Trabaris Alexander Tsinman Mark Valley Erik Van Meter Michael Van Zalingen Meaghan Vander Schaaf Christine Varghese Delmar A. Vouziers Catherine Vrdolyak Sladjana Vuckovic Leewaiwai Wacek Lesley Walker Peggy Wallace Kathleen Walsh Rebecca Wapner Steven Weiss
Marcia Welcome Steven Wernikoff Lisette Wicev Mark Wilcox Sabrina Wilkins-Brown Melissa Williams Joyce Wixson Carin Wolkenberg Andre Wrighte Eric Yehl Jordan Yurchich Julianne Zagrans Alan Zenoff Seymour Zilberstein Brian Zimmermann John Zrnich Edward Zulkey
INDEPENDENT AUDITORSâ€™ REPORT 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 nonprofit organization) as of June 30, 2012 and 2011, and the related statements of activities, functional expenses and cash flows for the years then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Organizationâ€™s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. 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 as of June 30, 2012 and 2011, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Taglia & Associates, P.C. September 14, 2012
STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION JUNE 30, 2012 AND 2011
ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and Cash Equivalents Prepaid Expenses Short-Term Investments Contributions and Other Receivables Total Current Assets
Property and Equipment: Furniture, Equipment and Leasehold Improvements Less: Accumulated Depreciation Total Property and Equipment - Net Other Assets: Long-Term Investments Security Deposit Total Other Assets Total Assets
349,275 35,474 746,893 525 1,132,167
148,972 134,725 ) 14,247
518,999 4,414 523,413 1,669,827
497,760 66,306 549,107 – 1,113,173
133,895 123,778 ) 10,117
503,486 4,414 507,900 1,631,190
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Current Liabilities: Accounts Payable Accrued Payroll Taxes Accrued Employee Benefits Deferred Revenue Redeposits Payable Total Current Liabilities Net Assets: Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted Total Net Assets Total Liabilities and Net Assets
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
710 1,298 38,300 99,152 6,414 145,874
1,197,404 – 326,549 1,523,953 1,669,827
30,437 187 38,600 131,226 18,829 219,279
1,070,089 15,273 326,549 1,411,911 1,631,190
STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND 2011 2012
OPERATING ACTIVITIES 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 Provided by Operating Activities
525 ) 30,832
29,727 1,111 300 32,074 12,415 86,603
( ( (
) ( ) ) )
29,621 119 ) 8,600 54,476 1,150 ) 188,413
INVESTING ACTIVITIES Proceeds from Sale of Investments Purchase of Investments Purchase of Property and Equipment Net Cash Used by Investing Activities Net Increase/(Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents Beginning Cash and Cash Equivalents Ending Cash and Cash Equivalents
( ( ( ( $
322,721 542,732 ) 15,077 ) 235,088 ) 148,485 ) 497,760 349,275
345,698 365,408 ) â€“ 19,710 )
168,703 329,057 497,760
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES
FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND 2011 2012 Unrestricted SUPPORT, REVENUE AND GAINS: Public Support Individual Contributions Corporate Contributions Foundation Grants Law Firms Total Public Support Revenue Special Events Revenue and In-Kind Contribution (Expenses and In-Kind Contribution) Special Events – Net of Expenses United Way Total Public Support
87,387 251,615 732,650 87,072 1,158,724
Net Assets Released From Restrictions Satisfaction of Program Restrictions Total Net Assets Released from Restrictions Total Support, Revenue and Gains EXPENSES: Program Services Supporting Services Management and General Fundraising Total Supporting Services Total Expenses
– – 754,265 – 754,265
– – – – –
– – – – 754,265
– – – – –
( 6,713 ) 8,314
769,538 769,538 2,180,291
( 769,538 ) ( 769,538 ) ( 15,273 )
– – –
441,316 30,645 471,961 2,052,976
– – – –
– – – –
127,315 1,070,089 1,197,404
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements. 60
368,299 ( 136,168 ) 232,131 11,584 1,402,439
Investment Revenue and Gains Investment Income Unrealized and Realized Gains (Losses) on Investments Total Investment Revenue and Gains
Change in Net Assets Net Assets, Beginning of Year Net Assets, End of Year
15,273 ) 15,273 –
– 326,549 $ 326,549
87,387 251,615 1,486,915 87,072 1,912,989
368,299 ( 136,168 ) 232,131 11,584 2,156,704
84,753 37,674 749,500 212,005 1,083,932
– – 749,047 – 749,047
294,648 ( 130,801 ) 163,847 24,130 1,271,909
– $ – – – –
84,753 37,674 1,498,547 212,005 1,832,979
– – – – 749,047
– – – – –
294,648 ( 130,801 ) 163,847 24,130 2,020,956
( 6,713 ) 8,314
– – –
– – 2,101,508
– – 2,165,018
832,193 832,193 2,184,654
441,316 30,645 471,961 2,052,976
383,657 35,622 419,279 2,032,066
– – – –
– – – –
383,657 35,622 419,279 2,032,066
112,042 1,411,911 1,523,953
152,588 917,501 1,070,089
( 832,193 ) ( 832,193 ) ( 83,146 )
83,146 ) 98,419 15,273
– 326,549 $ 326,549 $
69.442 1,342,469 1,411,911
STATEMENTS OF FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND 2011
2012 SUPPORTING SERVICES
Expenses: Salaries Fringe Benefits Rent and Utilities Telephone Printing Supplies Professional Fees Consulting Fees Conferences and Travel Postages Dues, Memberships and Publications Equipment Rental and Maintenance Insurance Other Total Expenses Before Depreciation Depreciation Total Expenses
Total Supporting Services
17,628 4,422 3,200 295 288 214 340 621 236 135
$ 296,768 73,147 42,461 4,964 5,043 3,606 5,700 11,200 3,876 2,361
1,572,593 8,422 $ 1,581,015
438,943 2,373 $ 441,316
30,494 151 30,645
469,437 2,524 $ 471,961
Management and General
979,951 251,109 127,811 16,494 39,219 12,024 17,350 37,835 13,235 7,930
$ 279,170 68,725 39,261 4,669 4,755 3,392 5,360 10,579 3,640 2,226
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
2011 SUPPORTING SERVICES
Total Supporting Services
22,576 5,183 4,416 280 254 234 383 496 335 181
$ 270,530 64,382 36,985 4,024 4,243 2,973 4,466 7,721 5,140 2,714
$ 1,288,792 306,6742 172,407 18,894 56,465 14,044 21,700 33,958 23,411 13,127
2,042,030 10,946 $ 2,052,976
1,603,429 9,358 $ 1,612,787
380,699 2,958 $ 383,657
35,425 197 35,622
416,124 3,155 $ 419,279
2,019,553 12,513 $ 2,032,066
Management and General
$ 1,276,749 324,256 170,272 21,458 44,262 15,630 23,050 49,035 17,111 10,291
$ 1,018,262 242,292 135,422 14,870 52,222 11,071 17,234 26,237 18,271 10,413
$ 247,954 59,199 32,569 3,744 3,989 2,739 4,083 7,225 4,805 2,533
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS NOTE A – NATURE OF ACTIVITIES AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES Nature of Activities Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation (the “Foundation”) is organized as an Illinois 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 recommendations of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification (“FASB ASC”). As specified in FASB ASC 958, Not-for-Profit Entities, the Foundation is required to report information regarding its financial position and activities according to three classes of net assets: unrestricted, temporarily restricted, and permanently restricted net assets. Unrestricted net assets are net assets not subject to donor-imposed stipulations on their use in the Foundation’s operations, as reported in the statements of activities. Temporarily restricted net assets are donor contributions with stipulations that are to be met by actions of the Foundation or others and/or the passage of time. When a donor restriction expires, temporarily restricted net asset are reclassified to unrestricted net assets and reported in the Statement of Activities as released from restrictions. Restrictions fulfilled in the same period as the funds were received are classified as unrestricted net assets. Permanently restricted net assets are subject to donor-imposed restrictions that they be maintained permanently by the Foundation. Generally, the donors of these assets permit the Foundation to use all or part of the income earned on related investments and/or unrestricted income for the Foundation’s operations.
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.
Donated Assets Donated marketable securities are recorded as contributions at their estimated fair value at the date of donation and adjusted to market value at the end of the year. Donated shares at June 30, 2012 and 2011, were valued at $1,384, and $4,961, respectively.
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 FASB ASC 958, Not-for-Profit Entities, have not been satisfied. However, a substantial number of volunteers have donated significant amounts of time towards activities of the Foundation.
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 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.
Contributions and Other Receivables Total contributions and other receivables were $525 and $0 at June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. They are composed primarily of contributions and grants and are deemed to be fully collectable by management based on historical experience.
Property and Equipment Property and equipment are reported at original cost. All property and equipment purchases in excess of $750 for the years ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, were capitalized, while lesser amounts were 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 $10,946 for the year ended June 30, 2012, and $12,513 for the year ended June 30, 2011.
Functional Allocation of Expenses The costs of providing various programs and other activities have been detailed in the statements of functional expenses. The costs have been summarized in the statements of activities. Accordingly, certain costs have been allocated among the programs and supporting services benefits.
Comparative Financial Information The financial statements include certain prior-year summarized comparative information in total, but not by detail and net asset class. Such information does not include sufficient detail to constitute a presentation in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Accordingly, such information should be read in conjunction with the Foundation’s financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2011 from which the summarized information was derived.
Income Taxes The Foundation is not-for-profit entity as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code (“IRC”) and is exempt from federal and state income taxes for related income. It qualifies for a charitable contribution deduction in regard to its donors, and is subject to income taxes only to the extent of unrelated business income. In addition, per letter dated March 1972, the Internal Revenue Service has determined that the Foundation is a public 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..
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS NOTE B – INVESTMENTS Investments in marketable securities with readily determinable fair values and all investments in debt securities are reported at their fair values, certifications of deposit are value at the bank valuation, in the statements 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. Investments consisted of the following:
JUNE 30, 2012
JUNE 30, 2011
Accumulated Unrealized Gain/(Loss)
Money Market Cash Reserve Funds $ 441,174 $ 441,174 $ Mutual Funds 514,067 518,999 Certificates of Deposit 305,719 305,719 $ 1,260,960 $ 1,265,892 $
Accumulated Market Unrealized Value Gain/(Loss)
– $ 245,528 $ 245,528 $ 4,932 490,948 503,486 – 303,579 303,579 4,932 $ 1,040,055 $ 1,052,593 $
– 12,538 – 12,538
Investment return was as follows: JUNE 30, 2012 Net Unrealized Investment and Realized IncomeGains/(Losses)
Money Market Cash Reserve Funds Mutual Funds Corporate Equities Certificates of Deposit
JUNE 30, 2011 Total Investment Return
1,380 $ – $ 11,458 (10,852) 50 4,139 2,139 – 15,027 $ (6,713) $
1,380 $ 606 4,189 2,139 8,314 $
Net Unrealized Investment and Realized IncomeGains/(Losses)
Total Investment Return
2,044 $ –$ 2,044 10,570 65,046 75,616 77 666 743 2,400 (251) 2,149 15,091 $ 65,461$ 80,552
NOTE C – FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS Effective January 1, 2008, the Foundation adopted FASB ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures. FASB ASC 820, which establishes a single definition of fair value and framework for measuring fair value, sets out a fair value hierarchy to be used to classify the source of information used in fair value measurements, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements required under other accounting pronouncements. It does not change existing guidance as to whether or not an instrument is carried at fair value.
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Fair value is the price that would be received upon sale of an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The following fair value hierarchy is used in selecting inputs, with the highest priority given to Level 1, as these are the most transparent or reliable. The valuation techniques required by FASB ASC 820 are based upon observable and unobservable inputs. Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect the Foundation’s market assumptions. These two types of inputs create the following fair value hierarchy. Level 1
Quoted prices for identical instruments in an active market.
Quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active, and model-derived valuations in which all significant inputs are observable in active markets.
Valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs are not observable, or supported by little or no market activity.
JUNE 30, 2012 ASSETS AT FAIR VALUE
Level 1 Money Market Cash Reserve Funds Mutual Funds Certificate of Deposit
– 518,999 – 518,999
Level 2 $
441,174 – 305,719 746,893
Level 3 $
– – – –
441,174 518,999 305,719 $ 1,265,892
JUNE 30, 2011 ASSETS AT FAIR VALUE
Level 1 Money Market Cash Reserve Funds Mutual Funds Certificate of Deposit
– 503,486 – 503,486
Level 2 $
245,528 – 303,579 549,107
Level 3 $
– – – –
245,528 503,486 303,579 $ 1,052,593
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS NOTE D – NET ASSETS Temporarily Restricted Temporarily restricted net assets were as follows: JUNE 30
Guardian Ad Litem Access to Justice Legal Server-Special Project Mediation Program
2012 – – – – –
2011 – – – 15,273 $ 15,273 $
Permanently Restricted Permanently restricted net assets of $326,549 at June 30, 2012 and 2011, were restricted to investment in perpetuity, the income from which is expendable to support the Foundation’s operations and activities.
NOTE E – PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS AND FSP FASB ASC 958 The Foundation received an initial endowment (the “Endowment”) in 1993 in the amount of $200,000; and the Foundation has raised additional funds from various contributions to this endowment fund in the amount of $126,549. The Endowment has been established as a permanently restricted fund for which the income may be used to support the Foundation’s operations and activities, per the donor gift instrument. In August 2008, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Staff Position FSP FASB ASC 958, Endowments of Not-for Profit Organizations: Net Asset Classification of Funds Subject to an Enacted Version of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, and Enhanced Disclosures for All Endowment Funds (“FSP FASB ASC 958”). This standard provides guidance on classification of donor-restricted endowment funds for a not-for-profit organization that is subject to an enacted version of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act of 2006 (“UPMIFA”) and provides other disclosures about an organization’s endowment funds.
Description of the Governing Board’s Interpretation of the Law(s) that Underlie the Organization’s Net Asset Classification of Donor-Restricted Endowment Funds The Board of the Foundation has interpreted the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act as requiring the preservation of the fair value of the original gift as of the gift date of the donor-restricted endowment funds, absent explicit donor stipulations to the contrary. As a result of this interpretation, the Foundation would classify as permanently restricted net assets (a) the original value of the funds donated to the permanent endowment, (b) the original value of subsequent gifts to the permanent endowment, and (c) accumulations of the permanent endowment made in accordance with the direction of the applicable donor gift instrument at the time the accumulation is added to the funds. The remaining portion of the donor-restricted endowment fund not classified in permanently restricted net assets would
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS be classified as temporarily restricted net assets until those amounts were approved for expenditure by the organization in a manner consistent with the standard of prudence prescribed by UPMIFA. In accordance with UPMIFA, the Foundation considers the following factors in making a determination to appropriate or accumulate donor-restricted endowment funds: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7)
The duration and preservation of the Endowment, The purposes of the Organization and the donor-restricted Endowment, General economic conditions, The possible effect of inflation and deflation, The expected total return from income and appreciation of investments, Other resources of the Organization, The investment policies of the Organization.
As provided by UPMIFA, its guidelines for expenditure of a donor-restricted endowment funds apply in the absence of overriding, explicit donor stipulations. Specific provisions of donor gift instruments will take precedence over the general default provisions of UPMIFA, and these have been specified in the first paragraph of this note.
Description of the Foundation’s Endowment Spending Policy The Board of the Foundation has interpreted the income and the changes in realized and unrealized value of investments as unrestricted, and available to be spent per the terms of the donor instrument gift referenced above.
Description of the Foundation’s Investment Policies The Endowment has been invested in cash and the investments described in Notes B and C, with the objective of maintaining its funding power over time. It relies on a total return strategy in which investment returns are achieved through both capital appreciation (realized and unrealized) and current yield (interest and dividends). Actual returns may vary.
Details of the Composition of Endowment Funds at the End of the Year
June 30, 2012 Donor-Restricted Endowment Funds Total Funds
June 30, 2011 Donor-Restricted Endowment Funds Total Funds
Unrestricted $ $
Unrestricted $ $
Total $ $
Permanently Restricted $ $
Total $ $
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Reconciliation of the Beginning and Ending Balances of Endowment Funds YEAR ENDED JUNE 30TH
Balance at the Beginning of the Year Interest and Dividends Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Investments Transfer (to) from Unrestricted Funds Balance at the End of the Year
2012 326,549 7,278 ( 6,893 ) ( 385 ) $ 326,549
2011 326,549 7,030 42,509 ( 49,539 ) $ 326,549
Nature and Types of Restrictions Per the terms of the Endowment instrument, the original gift is held in perpetuity. Subsequent gifts are treated in the same manner.
Information on Deficiencies The Endowment was not deficient as of June 30, 2012, or June 30, 2011.
NOTE F â€“ 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 were $95,310, which increase 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. Total rent expense under all leases was $163,155 and $166,132 for the years ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Total future minimum lease payments are as follows:
157,435 7,571 $ 165,006
Office Equipment Leasing The Foundation leased certain office equipment under a non-cancellable operating lease, which expired April 2011. The Foundation has not entered into a new lease and is currently month-to-month. Lease expenses were $10,602 for the year ended June 30, 2012 and $7,860 for 2011, respectively.
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS NOTE G – SPECIAL EVENTS The Foundation sponsors a 5K run/walk 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 as below and include in-kind revenue and expenses in the amount of $4,800 for 2012 and $750 for 2011, respectively. JUNE 30TH
Revenue and In-Kind Contributions (Expenses and In-Kind Contributions) Net Total
2012 $ 368,299 ( 136,168 ) $ 232,131
2011 $ 294,648 ( 130,801 ) $ 163,847
NOTE H – DEFERRED REVENUE Deferred revenue includes amounts received prior to year-end related to the Foundation’s annual 5K run/walk special event held subsequent to the fiscal year end. Deferred revenue for the years ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, totaled $99,152 and $131,226, respectively. NOTE I – REDEPOSITS PAYABLE Redeposits payable represents the Foundation’s client retainer for their case settlement and court costs. Redeposits payable for the year ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, totaled $6,414 and $18,829, respectively. NOTE J – EMPLOYEE 403(b) PLAN The Foundation sponsors a defined contribution 403(b) plan for its employees. Eligible employees are responsible for their investment in the plan and may make elective deferrals of their compensation, on a pre-tax basis, to the plan. The Foundation makes a discretionary contribution. The Foundation’s contributions to the Plan for the years ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, were $38,300 and $38,600, respectively. NOTE K – SIGNIFICANT CONCENTRATIONS Donations The Foundation had two contributors who contributed approximately 58.3% of the total Foundation support for the year ended June 30, 2012, and 59.0% for the year ended June 30, 2011. Cash The Foundation maintains its cash balances at financial institutions in the Chicago metropolitan area, which at times may exceed federally insured limits.
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS NOTE L â€“ UNCERTAIN TAX POSITIONS As of June 30, 2012, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation did not have any uncertain tax positions that it is obligated to disclose in accordance with FASB ASC 740, Income Taxes. Additionally, there were no returns open to review or under review by taxing authorities in excess of annual statutory periods. The Foundation follows a conservative approach of research and open disclosure in regard to its tax-exempt status and positions held. NOTE M â€“ SUBSEQUENT EVENTS The management of the Foundation has evaluated events subsequent to the statement of financial position date of June 30, 2012, through September 14, 2012, the date the financial statements were available to be issued. It has concluded that there are no effects that provide additional evidence about conditions that existed at the statement of financial position date that require recognition in the June 30, 2012 or June 30, 2011, financial statements or related note disclosures in accordance with FASB ASC No. 855, Subsequent Events.