Recent Initiatives

SmithAmundsen attorneys maintain a strong commitment to the legal profession outside of their practice. Our attorneys serve in leadership roles in organizations such as: the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Chinese American Bar Association, the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago, and the Fetzer Institute, to name just a few appointments. Our firm is proud to support these organizations and the work our attorneys do with them.

In addition, our recent activities include:

  • Sulema Medrano and Joseph Trevino attended the Hispanic National Bar Association’s annual conference in Denver, Colorado.
  • Beverly Alfon presented “Labor and Employment Laws: What You Need to Know,” Hispanic American Construction Industry Association
  • Chris Miller presented “Construction Documentation: Contract and Change Orders,” Hispanic American Construction Industry Association
  • Beverly Alfon, Simul Jhaveri, Jeanine Oury, Sulema Medrano attended the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association 34th Annual Awards Banquet
  • Sponsorship of the Chinese American Bar Association Holiday Event
  • Beverly Alfon & Gary Zhao attended the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago Summer Soiree
  • Sponsorship of the Puerto Rican Bar Association Gala
  • Sponsorship and support of the Thurgood Marshall trial team
  • Sponsorship of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Dinner
  • Sponsorship of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Holiday Event
  • Moderator of Issues and Questions Unique to Mexico at the Mexico Judicial Conference at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Sponsor of Hispanic Bar Association’s 2012 Annual Convention: El Futuro Sin Limite/Future Without Limits
  • Established a SmithAmundsen Scholarship in partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law to reward excellence in legal writing and the recipient’s contribution to diversity
  • Sponsor of the University of Wisconsin Law School’s annual Legal Education Opportunities Banquet (2008-2011)
  • Hosted breakfast and panel discussion, “Life as an associate at SmithAmundsen,” for minority students
  • Organizers and panelists at the 2009 Asian American Bar Association’s Law Forum
  • Hosted a diversity presentation by Dr. Arin Reeves of the Athens Group for firm partners and associates


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