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Chicago Civil Rights Committee Founder to Keynote Anniversary Celebration

Judge David S. Tatel to Address Chicago Bar on the 40th Anniversary of the
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

CHICAGO, -- The Honorable David S. Tatel,
founding executive director of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
will return and give the keynote address at the organization's 40th
anniversary celebration on Thursday, October 22, 2009.  The reception will be
held at the Kirkland & Ellis Conference Center, opening at 5:30 p.m.  Judge
Tatel was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia Circuit by President Bill Clinton in October 1994.

Thomas P. Sullivan, partner at Jenner & Block, will receive the Edwin A.
Rothschild Award for Lifetime Achievement in Civil Rights in recognition of
the significant contributions to civil rights and social justice he has made
throughout his career. 

The People's Law Office will be honored for its long history of significant
civil rights litigation and work to expose police torture and other injustices
in Chicago.

The Chicago Lawyers' Committee will recognize Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon
LLP for its support for the federal court settlement assistance program.

Susan Rosborough, of Allstate, will accept the Corporate Leadership Award. 
Allstate is being honored for its innovative new pro bono program.

Fitzgerald T. Bramwell of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom will be honored as
the Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2009 in recognition of his contribution to the
Employment Opportunity Project.  "As an attorney who believes strongly in
giving back to my community and in equal opportunity for all, it's a special
honor for me to receive this award," said Mr. Bramwell. "This public interest
work on behalf of our community is a priority for my firm's pro bono program,
and the collaboration with the Chicago Lawyers' Committee has been both
productive and gratifying."

To purchase ticket(s) to the event ($120.00/person), call (312) 630-9744.

Chicago Lawyers' Committee, a cooperative, pro bono effort of Chicago's
leading law firms, is Chicago's partnership for equal justice.  Annually, over
20,000 hours of donated professional legal services, with a value of $3.5
million, are directed to civil rights issues through the Committee.  For
further information, visit the Chicago Lawyers' Committee website at 

SOURCE  Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

Clyde E. Murphy of Chicago Lawyers' Committee, +1-312-630-9744



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