On May 30, 2013, Segal McCambridge was honored at a cocktail reception celebrating the second anniversary of the First Municipal District Pro Bono Program. The event, hosted by Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg and organized by the Circuit Court of Cook County, the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), and the Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF), recognized the Municipal Court Pro Bono Program’s volunteer lawyers and sponsoring law firms.
Each participating Segal McCambridge attorney received a certificate of appreciation from the Honorable Timothy C. Evans, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Of Counsel Don Segal accepted an award on behalf of Segal McCambridge in recognition of the firm’s participation in the program. Associate Anna G. O’Connor also received an award for her work as a trainer in the program.
Pictured (left to right): Judge E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., Presiding Judge of the First Municipal District in the Circuit Court of Cook County; Judge Timothy Evans, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County; Attorney Anna G. O'Connor; Judge Thomas Donnelley, Trial Judge in First Municipal District in the Circuit Court of Cook County .
The Municipal Court Pro Bono Program is a partnership between the Circuit Court of Cook County, the Chicago Bar Association, CARPLS, the Chicago Legal Clinic (CLC), and area law firms to provide pro bono representation to low-income litigants in the Municipal Courts Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Segal McCambridge was one of the first firms to introduce the program to its attorneys. As pro bono counsel in the program, attorneys have an opportunity to work directly with their clients and obtain valuable court experience, including arbitration and, on occasion, jury trials.
Segal McCambridge participants include Eric Carlson, Carly S. Everett, Grace Kim, Kathleen Newman, Anna O’Connor, Daniel Powell, Benjamin Shrader, Jenni L. Young, and Emily Zapotocny. Shareholder Scott Henry helped launch the program and introduce it to Segal McCambridge.