By: Tracey L. Schroeder
The WBAI was proud to sponsor and support the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI) and the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois Charities (HLAIC) during its Installation Ceremony and Awards Dinner. The Annual Black-Tie Gala took place On October 14, 2022 at the University Club of Chicago.
The 2022-2023 HLAI/HLAIC Officer and Director Oath was administered by Hon. Timothy Evans and the HLAI President Oath was administered by Hon. Jesse Reyes for the 2022-2023 HLAI/HLAIC Boards. Several awards were handed out including Latino/Latina Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Counsel of the Year, Young Lawyer of the Year, and Law Student of the Year, to name a few. Additionally, many scholarship award recipients were celebrated during the ceremony.
The evening was filled with dancing, performances by professional dancers, cocktails, networking, and all the glitz and glamour one can imagine! ‘Twas a gorgeous evening at the University Club and all attendees were dressed to the nines.
The WBAI is committed to promoting and supporting the mission of the HLAI – the advancement of Hispanic and Latino attorneys in the legal profession and advocating for justice and fairness in Illinois. Congratulations to the 2022-2023 HLAI and HLAIC Boards and a very special congratulations to HLAI President Jennifer Crespo!
This article was originally published in the WBAI Fall 2022 Newsletter on page 55.