Congratulations to CABA member, Eirene Salvi, for the ISBA 2020 Diversity Leadership Award

Congratulations to long-time CABA member Eirene Salvi, who the Illinois State Bar Association’s Diversity Leadership Council awarded with the 2019-2020 Diversity Leadership Award. Each year, the Award recognizes a person or organization that has made significant contributions to the advancement of diversity within the Illinois legal community, its judiciary and/or …

Congratulations to CABA’s VP External, George Wu, for his OCA Unsung Hero Award

On August 1, CABA’s VP External George Wu received the Unsung Heroes Award from OCA national in part for his efforts to bring to light the many Asian Americans who have been unjustifiably accused of trade secret theft. While recognizing that trade secret theft and economic espionage are serious threats to the economic vitality …

March 15, 2019: American Bar Association Bar Leadership Institute’s “Exiting the Echo Chamber”

On March 15, CABA President Jean Liu was a speaker at  2019 American Bar Association Bar Leadership Institute’s “Exiting the Echo Chamber” program, where she spoke about practical approaches to increasing diversity and inclusion efforts in our bar associations.

October 11, 2018: CABA Installation Gala (Recap.)

On October 11, 2018, CABA hosted its Annual Installation Gala at McAndrews Held & Malloy. Sharon Hwang was presented with the Laura C. Liu Lifetime Achievement Award; Tuyet Le was presented with the Distinguished Service in Law Award; and Jeffrey Koh was presented with the Presidential Leadership Award. The Honorable …

May 17, 2018: CABA Board Member Elaine Sit Receives 2018 CVLS Pro Bono Honor Roll Award

On May 17, 2018, CABA Board Member and Historian, Elaine C. Sit, received her 2018 CVLS Pro Bono Honor Roll Award from Rebekah Azar Rashidfarokhi, Director of CVLS Guardian ad litem for Minors Program at Law & Disorder, an annual fundraiser featuring comedy and fun for CVLS. Elaine was honored …

April 24, 2018: CABA Honors Gary Zhao at CBA’s Vanguard Awards

On April 24, 2018, CABA honored former CABA president and current CABA Board Member Gary Zhao at the Chicago Bar Association’s Annual Vanguard Awards Reception. The Vanguard Awards Ceremony has historically recognized lawyers, judges, and/or organizations whose leadership has made a difference in improving diversity and inclusion within Chicago’s legal …