Corboy & Demetrio CFO Marcy Twardak served as Host of the 2017 Misericordia Holiday Shop, Sip &
Splurge. The event took place at Misericordia, Heart of Mercy, in Chicago on November 16, 2017.
Corboy & Demetrio is a longtime supporter of Misericordia, which provides a community of care that
maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged.
Robert J. Bingle, Philip Corboy, Jr. and Francis Patrick Murphy, all partners at the Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio, have been named to 2017 Irish Legal 100. This is the third year that Philip Corboy, Jr. and Francis Patrick Murphy were named to the elite list, and it’s the second year for Robert Bingle.
The highly-selected members of the Irish Legal 100 are the 100 leading lawyers nationwide of Irish descent. Irish Legal 100 was founded in 2008 by the Irish Voice newspaper in New York City, New York.
Francis Patrick Murphy attended the 2017 Irish Legal 100 Awards Ceremony at the home of Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall in Washington DC on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.
Corboy & Demetrio CFO Marcy Twardak served as Co-Chair of Susan G. Komen Chicago’s Ignite the Fight Gala on Oct. 20, 2017, helping the group raise a record $400,000 at the annual fundraiser, which celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Marcy is a 26-year breast cancer survivor and co-chaired the event with her daughter, Katie Twardak, an Associate at Johnson & Bell. Two-time Emmy Winner and Host of Extra Mario Lopez, pictured above, served as Celebrity More than Pink Hero Ambassador.
Corboy & Demetrio was proud to be a Benefactor Sponsor of the 19th Annual Illinois Bar Foundation Gala, which took place on Oct. 20, 2017 in Chicago. Partner Philip Corboy, Jr. served a Co-Chair of the IBF fundraiser, which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Senator Dick Durbin was honored with the 2017 Distinguished Award for Excellence.
The IBF has four major programs: Access to Justice grants for legal aid non-profits; the Lawyers Care Fund supporting lawyers in financial need; Post-Graduate Legal Fellowships helping newly admitted attorneys; and the Illinois JusticeCorps, which connects pro se litigants to resources.
The IBF is supported by attorneys, law firms, and companies supporting the legal profession.
Corboy & Demetrio is proud to announce it is sponsoring a team for Race Judicata, a 5K Run/Walk benefiting Chicago Volunteer Legal Services(CVLS), on Sept. 14, 2017 in Chicago.
Led by Corboy & Demetrio Attorney Andrew Stevens, 15 employees will take part in the race, which is celebrating its 23rd anniversary.
CVLS’ mission is to ensure that the law works for everyone. Over the last 50 years, CVLS has built a strong relationship with Chicago’s court system and judges. Judges in Probate, Chancery and Domestic Relations appoint CVLS to represent parties in complex litigation and to serve as guardian ad litem for children or disabled adults. It has more than 2,300 volunteer attorneys who provide the most comprehensive, efficient and cost-effective civil legal aid in Chicago. These cases demand special training and close, one-on-one supervision from CVLS staff attorneys.
For more information about CVLS or Race Judicata 2017, go to: www.CVLS.org/JUDICATA
A sculpture sponsored by Corboy & Demetrio was unveiled Monday, July 24th. Bella the Cancer Awareness Dog was created for the K9s for Cops public art campaign, with proceeds benefitting Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, which helps the families of Chicago police officers who were killed or injured in the line of duty.
A portion of funds raised through the campaign will go to PAWS Chicago which works to provide medical care for pets in Chicago’s underserved communities. Bella was installed at 430 N. Michigan Avenue, and is open to the public to view and take pictures at any time.
Corboy & Demetrio is proud to announce it is sponsoring a statue in the K9’s for Cops Public Art Campaign. The firm is working with Chicago artist Juan Carlos Frias, who will paint the statue, which stands 54 inches tall, with ribbons of awareness for breast cancer, colon cancer, kidney cancer and ovarian cancer.
The majority of the proceeds from the art campaign will go to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, which provides financial support to the families of dead and injured officers and maintains the lakeside Gold Star Families Memorial park. A portion of the proceeds will also go to PAWS Chicago, the area's largest no-kill shelter.
In 2014, Corboy & Demetrio took part in a similar program, Horses of Honor, sponsoring a horse to help CPMF to raise funds.
The Center for Disability & Elder Law(CDEL) will host the Summer Fundraiser, “Karaoke for a Cause” on July 26, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Brandos Speakeasy in Chicago.
CDEL is a non-profit legal services organization, which serves vulnerable residents of Cook County by providing free legal services to low-income seniors and people with disabilities.
Tickets to “Kareoke for a Cause” can be purchased here.
Congratulations to Dr. M. Zaher Sahloul who received the 2017 Robert H. Kirschner Award for Global Activism at Marjorie Kovler Center’s 30th Anniversary Benefit on April 27, 2017.
It was the 6th installment of the Kirschner Award, which was created in memorial to Corboy & Demetrio Partner Daniel Kirschner’s late father to honor his human rights work. Dr. Kirschner was an internationally recognized forensic pathologist and well-regarded authority on child abuse, torture, police brutality, and the death penalty.
Dr. Kirschner's human rights work took him to more than a dozen foreign countries where torture, extra-judicial executions and mass killings occurred. Through the Kovler Center, Dr. Kirschner trained pro bono health providers to conduct forensic evaluations of torture survivors, provided ongoing consultation to Kovler Center staff and volunteers, and assisted Kovler Center client’s in the asylum-seeking process.
Corboy & Demetrio Partner Francis Patrick Murphy attended the Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s 2017 Joseph R. Bartylak Dinner on April 20, 2017. Pictured from left to right, IL Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Francis Patrick Murphy. Sen. Durbin served as Keynote Speaker. Patrick is a longtime member of LAP’s Board of Directors and previously served as President for two terms, as well as Secretary. He currently serves as Treasurer and will, again, become President in two years.