Dec 1, 2021

Adam Zebelian Honored As “Advocate For Diversity” By Diversity Scholarship Foundation

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP is pleased to announce that Adam Zebelian was honored as a 2021 “Advocate For Diversity” by the Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP and Justice Jesse G. Reyes on November 30, 2021 as part of the Unity Award Gala & 19th Swearing-In of Bar Presidents ceremony. Our firm was a proud silver sponsor of this year’s virtual gala which serves as the main fundraiser for scholarships and opportunities provided to deserving law students of diverse backgrounds.

21 law students from across the state of Illinois received scholarships this year. Congratulations to all of the recipients. View the complete list here.

The celebration dinner honored several leaders in law for their efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion:

Unity Award Honoree

  • Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives

Hon. Laura Liu Access to Justice Award

  • Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, State Representative of the 17th District

Advocates for Diversity

  • Erica N. Byrd
  • Hon. Megan Goldish, Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Antonio M. Romanucci
  • Jennifer L. Rosato-Perea, Dean and Professor of Law, DePaul College of Law
  • Marvet Sweis Drnovsek
  • Adam M. Zebelian

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans officiated the “Oath of Unity” pledge for the swearing-in ceremony of bar presidents across the Seventh Circuit. Those who take the pledge commit to promoting diversity and inclusion within the legal profession.

For several years, Adam has served on the planning committee for the annual Unity Award Gala and has played an active role in raising awareness and impacting change for the LGBTQ community, as well as domestic violence survivors. This year, Adam was recognized as a 40 Under Forty Illinois attorney to watch by Law Bulletin Media. In 2020, he was elected to serve as the Vice President of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC), which is one of the largest and most well-respected LGBTQ bar organizations in the country. Learn more about Adam here.

The Diversity Scholarship Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that prides itself on providing scholarships to diverse and deserving law students. Additionally, the organization offers free continuing legal education seminars (CLEs) on a wide range of topics. To learn more, visit here.

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