Blog: Awards

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The APNC team with Cheryl Lawrence, LCBH Executive Director; Anthony G. Hopp, LCBH Board President; Mark Swartz, LCBH Legal Director

Albany Park Neighborhood Council (APNC)
We honor APNC for being an incredible partner and collaborator over the past year on key building and policy victories such as the Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance.

2013 Friend of LCBH Award

The WCPBN team with Cheryl Lawrence, LCBH Executive Director; Anthony G. Hopp, LCBH Board President; Mark Swartz, LCBH Legal Director

West Cook Pro Bono Network (WCPBN)
We honor WCPBN for its unique commitment to LCBH and our Pro Bono program.

2013 Interns of the Year

From Left: Samria Nazem, LCBH Pro Bono Coordinator; Kira Wilpone-Jordan; Rachel; DuJuan Dixon; Mark Swartz, LCBH Legal Director; Michael Griffin; Anthony G. Hopp, LCBH Board President; Cheryl Lawrence, LCBH Executive Director

This year we honor four interns for their dedicated service to LCBH and its mission: Affordable Housing Preservation: Kira Wilpone-Jordan, Eviction Defense: Michael Griffin, Paralegal: DuJuan Dixon, and Supportive Services: Rachel.

2013 Law Firm of the Year Award

From Left: Anthony G. Hopp, LCBH Board President; Cheryl Lawrence, LCBH Executive Director; John R. Storino, Jenner & Block, Edward Mansell, Jenner & Block, Mark Swartz, LCBH Legal Director

Jenner & Block
The Law Firm of the Year award is presented when a firm’s pro bono contributions to LCBH or its mission are so significant that it creates an impact well into the future

2013 Volunteer of the Year Award

From left: Anthony G. Hopp, LCBH Board President; Sean Mines; Cheryl Lawrence, LCBH Executive Director

Sean Mines
We honor Sean for embodying the spirit of LCBH’s pro bono program combining compassionate with commitment.

Sharon King Receives First Legacy Award

Kathy Clark Honored as Tenant Advocate of the Year
Kathleen Clark and Sharon King

As LCBH looks forward to the year ahead, increasing staff and services that will reach many more renters throughout Illinois, it is a bittersweet time as we say so long to two very important people who have been a part of the LCBH family for a very long time. Sharon King and Kathy Clark both retired this year; each leaving a legacy that sustains the agency well into the future ensuring many more people will have meaningful access to the judicial process to provide safe, decent affordable housing for their families.