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The Chicago Bar Foundation presented LCBH board member, Claire Battle, with the Exelon Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award at their 17th Annual Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon July 14, 2015.
While a busy and successful in-house attorney at ArcelorMittal USA, spouse and parent, Claire Battle continues to make pro bono a priority in her career. Her commitment to Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) dates back to her undergraduate years at Northwestern University volunteering as an intern in the late 1990s. After law school, Claire was a volunteer attorney and has been an LCBH board member for 14 years. Lending a variety of talents, Claire has been involved with various LCBH committees and made contributions in whatever capacity she is needed. Her lasting contributions include co-founding and LCBH’s Hearts for Housing fundraiser, which has grown from an informal gathering to a flagship event attended by hundreds of attorneys and sponsored by the city’s biggest firms as well as co-founding LCBH’s Young Professionals Board. In addition to all of her contributions to LCBH her work proliferates as she encourages and helps her fellow in-house counsel find meaningful pro bono work in her position as Co-chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP)
The Friend of LCBH Award recognizes a corporation, law firm or organization that has contributed consistently and meaningfully to the Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing.
Catie Cottle, Jim Medek and Christine Payne from Kirkland & Ellis LLP
LCBH recognizes these volunteers for dedicating their time and energy to LCBH over the past year. These individuals choose to come to LCBH to learn and make a difference in the lives of others.
Eunice Lee has been a dedicated LCBH volunteer for over two years. She first came to LCBH to gain litigation experience and has since dedicated nearly 900 hours of her time to helping renters through serious housing problems. She hopes to take the litigation skills she has developed at LCBH and branch out into other areas of law. She works part-time as a pharmacist and would like to explore the intersection of health care and law in the future. We would like to thank Eunice for her hard work and ongoing commitment to LCBH!
Brendan Saunders, Director of Advocacy and Community Organizing at Open Communities
We honor Brendan with the Barbara Grau Housing Advocate award for his tremendous contributions in the area of affordable and accessible housing.