Corboy & Demetrio has announced the recipient of the 2019 Thomas A. Demetrio Award of Excellence is Chicago Lights Tutoring, which provides students at the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago with one-on-one tutoring and mentoring services. The Award was presented at the Chicago Bar Association Lawyers Lend-A-Hand Annual Spring Awards Dinner on April 25, 2019.
“Chicago Lights is a home for me and so many others,” said Devon Collins, a student at Christ the King
High School, who spoke at the dinner and who has received tutoring from Chicago Lights since the first grade. “I am so happy I went to Chicago Lights tutoring because they inspire me to be the best that I can be,” Collins added.
The Award, named in honor of Thomas A. Demetrio, President and Co-founder of Corboy & Demetrio, and funded by him, is given annually to tutoring and mentoring programs that impact the lives of underprivileged youth in Chicago.
Corboy & Demetrio Partner Daniel S. Kirschner will present The Robert H. Kirschner Award for Global Activism, created in memorial to Dan’s late father, to Peter Kovler at the Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center Benefit on May 14. The Kirschner Award honors Dr. Kirschner’s human rights work both domestically and abroad. 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.
Dan Kirschner is serving on the Host Committee for the Benefit, at which Hillary Rodham Clinton will serve as Keynote Speaker.
Corboy & Demetrio is proud to serve as a Gold Sponsor of the 2019 Benefit.
The Marjorie Kovler Center is a treatment program devoted to the recovery and healing of individuals, families, and communities affected by torture. The comprehensive model of care includes mental health, medical care, case management, and interpretation and translation services. Its treatment approach is based on the key principles of empowerment, community building, and multidisciplinary services.
Corboy & Demetrio was a proud Platinum Sponsor of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers’ Reception in
Honor of the Judiciary that took place on Feb. 21, 2019 in Chicago.
The Decalogue Society of Lawyers was founded in 1934 to promote justice in society and to advance and improve the law, administration of justice and legal profession.
For over eighty years, Decalogue has supported Jewish lawyers and the legal community in Chicago and throughout Illinois.
For more information about Decalogue Society, please visit its website.
Corboy & Demetrio is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2018 Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s Annual Dinner, which takes place on Nov. 1, 2018. Corboy & Demetrio Partner Francis Patrick Murphy will be re-elected as Vice President of the LAP Board of Directors. Patrick has previously held various positions including President, a title he will have again in 2019.
The mission of the Lawyers’ Assistance Program of Illinois is to help lawyers, judges, and law students get assistance with substance abuse, addiction and mental health problems; to protect clients from impaired lawyers and judges; and to educate the legal community about addiction and mental health issues.
Philip “Flip” Corboy, Jr., a partner at Corboy & Demetrio, has been elected to serve on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation(USOPF) Board of Directors.
The USOPF serves as the primary source of philanthropic resources for the Olympic and Paralympic programs in the United States . It also advocates for the USOC’s work nationally and globally, while raising awareness of the USOC’s funding needs and resources.
As Corboy noted, “The USOC and USOPF work hand in hand to support and assist American athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence while demonstrating the values of the Olympic movement. Not many people outside of the international world movement know and appreciate that we’re the only country in the world that doesn’t offer financial support to our Olympic athletes. Despite this huge disadvantage, our athletes achieve remarkable results every two years in practically every Olympic event. A big part of that comes from the resources the USOC and USOPF raise from all over the country. It’s hard work but very satisfying when seeing the podiums filled with our nation’s best and brightest.”
To learn more about the good work of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation, go to Team USA's website.
Corboy & Demetrio is proud to be a Patron Sponsor of the Lawyers for the Creative Arts 2018 Benefit Luncheon celebrating Chicago’s Year of Creative Youth. The fundraiser will take place on Nov. 1, 2018, at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago.
Lawyers for the Creative Arts provides pro bono legal help to artists. It was started in 1972 by a group of young lawyers who formed what they called the Creative City Committee. Its mission is to provide legal assistance to artists and arts organizations financially unable retain legal counsel, and it relies on attorneys who volunteer their time.
Corboy & Demetrio, a longtime supporter of the Brain Injury Association of Illinois (BIAI), was a Gold Sponsor of its 24th Annual Golf Outing and Dinner, which took place on Sept. 25, 2018 at the Deerfield Golf Club in Riverwoods, Illinois.
Corboy & Demetrio Associate Attorney Andrew P. Stevens, on far left, along with Corboy & Demetrio Partners David R. Barry, Jr., center, and William T. Gibbs played on Corboy & Demetrio’s team, which was one of the top three finishers of the day, according to BIAI.
The BIA of IL is the only statewide organization in Illinois serving individuals with Acquired Brain Injury, their families and professionals who treat them. It works to assist in developing communication channels between families and professionals in a way that improves relationships and cooperation, enhances teamwork and helps decrease potential issues that might arise.
The Brain Injury Association of Illinois works with local, state and national organizations to consistently lead Illinois in providing quality, affordable and accessible services to people with brain injuries and their families. The BIA of Illinois is dedicated to providing information, resources, advocacy, and support.
Corboy & Demetrio is a proud Bronze Sponsor of Celebrating Activism, an annual fundraiser of Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE), which takes place on Oct. 18th. CAASE’s work includes policy reform, free legal services for victims of sexual assault and sex trafficking and youth education programs focused on the eradication of sexual exploitation. This year, CAASE will honor Karla Altmayer & Sheerine Alemzadeh of Healing to Action. For more information, including to buy tickets, you can go to: http://caase.org/celebrating-activism
Corboy & Demetrio Attorney Michael D. Ditore was appointed to the Young Professionals Board of Good Sports on June 20, 2018. Good Sports is a non-profit organization that provides underprivileged children with sports equipment, apparel and footwear so that they can have the lifelong benefits of sports and physical activity.
According to Good Sports, participation rates in youth sports are on the decline, increasing the number of children in need of the opportunity to experience the benefits of sports. With the support of manufacturers, distributors and funders, Good Sports is able to supply the much-needed equipment and apparel to community organizations.
Good Sports’ Young Professional Board works to promote and raise awareness for the organization as well as works with the leadership team to develop new fundraising opportunities and to secure sponsorships.
The nonprofit has donated over $26 million worth of brand new sports equipment to underprivileged children across the country, supplying equipment that has helped more than 3,700 organizations.
Corboy & Demetrio is a proud sponsor of the Spinal Cord Injury Association's 14th Annual Golf Outing, which takes place on Wednesday, July 25th at Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont. Corboy & Demetrio Attorney Andrew P. Stevens serves on the SCIA Board of Directors.
SCIA, the Illinois chapter of the United Spinal Association, provides resources for people affected by paralysis. Family members, professionals and those living with paralysis can receive referrals, peer support, and information from SCIA. The organization’s Board of Directors is made up of medical professionals, lawyers, and others who advocate for those affected by spinal cord injuries.
One of the ways that SCIA works to prevent spinal cord injuries is through its THINK FIRST injury prevention program. This program has been presented to thousands of students throughout Chicago. Spinal injury victims use their stories to educate others about how to cut down the risk of injuries.
Golf tournament tickets can be purchased here and you can become a member of the association here.