Earl B. Dickerson Awards

By: Tracey L. Schroeder

Congratulations to the 2023 Chicago Bar Association Earl B. Dickerson Awardees! The Earl B. Dickerson Award was established in honor of the late Earl B. Dickerson who was an outstanding lawyer and among the first African-American members of The Chicago Bar Association. His life and professional career were devoted to the law and helping others gain equality and justice. In this spirit, The Chicago Bar Association established the Dickerson Award to recognize and honor minority lawyers and judges whose careers at the bar emulate the courage and dedication of Dickerson in making the law the key to justice for all in our society. 

The Awards Luncheon took place on February 23, 2023, and several WBAI Members and Awardees were honored including Hon. Patrice M. Ball Reed, WBAI Past President; Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright, WBAI Member, and Erica Kirkwood, WBAI Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Awardee.

Hon. Patrice M. Ball-Reed (2023)

Circuit Court of Cook County

Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright (2023)

General Counsel, Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission

Erica Kirkwood (2023)

Vice President and General Counsel, GMA Construction Group

This article was originally published in the WBAI Spring 2023 Newsletter on page 40.