ILAO Events


7th Annual Benefit

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THURSDAY - MAY 11, 2017
5:30pm - 8:30pm
SPiN Chicago - 344 N State Street

Thank you to the close to 400 guests who joined Illinois Legal Aid Online last Thursday, May 11th, at our 7th annual fundraising benefit. We put a new SPiN on Justice while celebrating 16 years of innovation in legal services. Highlights of the evening included yummy eats, great food, and a short speech by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who was present to accept ILAO's Early Adopter Award.

Not only was the event a wonderful celebration and a lot of f​un, it serves ​as ​one of ILAO's primary means of raising funds to support our work. Funds raised from this event​w​ill go to serve 340,000 people who have legal problems but can't afford a lawyer, with online legal information, instructions, and advice.

Check out the short video we premiered at the event to learn how ILAO helped Mary T. of Will County.


Meredith Ritchie, Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer, Alliant Credit Union


Tim Abrahams, PwC
Aurora Austraico, Valentine Austraico & Bueschel, P.C.
Janice Block, KAPLAN INC.
Tasha Brown, DLA Piper LLP
Yeny Ciborowski, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Daniel Cotter, Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
Talita Erickson, Barilla America, Inc.
Heather Fine, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Irene Fiorentinos, Jones Day
Dennis Garcia, Microsoft Corporation
Bethany Harris, Mossing & Navarre, LLC
Corinne Heggie, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC
Shawn Kasserman, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC
Greg Leighton, Neal. Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Oksanna Malan. Quadrant Law Group
Margaret Manetti, Codilis & Associates
Renee McMahon, Charles River Associates
Kim Metrick, Walgreen Co.
Katherine Minarik, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Sandy Morris, Chico & Nunes, P.C.
Cynde Munzer, Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa
Marcia Owens, Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLP
Jennifer Rosato Perea, DePaul University College of Law
Margo Wolf O'Donnell, Vedder Price, P.C,
Marie Sarantakis, The Law Offices of Umberto S. Davi, PC
Michael Scotti III, Roetzel & Andress LPA
Lori Stanovich, Deloitte
Julie Workman, Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle, LLC
Jeanne Wrenn, National Safety Council

OUR SPONSORS (as of May 8, 2017)





Alliant Credit Union Foundation
Exelon Corporation
Harris Winick Harris LLP
Jones Day
Much Shelist, P.C.
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Strategic Leasing Law Group, LLP
Jon Wasserman

Trend Setter

Baker McKenzie
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Charles River Associates
The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law
Cornerstone Research
CS Disco
Gould & Ratner LLP
Jenner & Block
Major, Lindsey & Africa
Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle, LLC
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Microsoft Corporation
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Roetzel & Andress LPA
The Seeman Family
Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC
Vedder Price
Winston & Strawn LLP
Xact Data Discovery

We are delighted to have the support of all of Illinois' law schools:

DePaul University College of Law
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
The John Marshall Law School
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law
The University of Chicago Law School
University of Illinois College of Law