Schiller DuCanto & Fleck is pleased to announce that it was a sponsor of the Diversity Scholarship Foundation's Unity Award Gala and 21st Swearing-In of Bar Presidents Ceremony, which took place on January 18, 2024, at the JW Marriott Chicago.
The Unity Award Gala is an annual celebration of diversity, inclusivity, and the pursuit of educational excellence. It serves as a beacon of hope for diverse and deserving law students who aspire to make a difference in the legal field. Schiller DuCanto & Fleck has a strong commitment to supporting the legal community and fostering opportunities for talented individuals from all backgrounds.
Congratulations to all the awardees and recipients of sponsorships for their remarkable accomplishments. We also commend Justice Reyes for his outstanding leadership in advancing diversity within the legal profession. The program featured inspiring speeches from Senator Durbin and Chief Justice Theis.
2024 UNITY AWARD HONOREE
Senator Dick Durbin, Senior U.S. Senator from Illinois
2024 ADVOCATES FOR DIVERSITY AWARD HONOREES
Ray Koenig - Member, Clark Hill PLC
Edwin Reyes - Managing Partner of Edwin Reyes Law and PRBA Board Member
Raymond Rushing - Corporate Counsel, Cummins Inc.
Carolina Y. Sales - Partner, Robbins DiMonte, Ltd.
Mary Smith - President of the American Bar Association
Partner Adam Zebelian has been actively involved with the Diversity Scholarship Foundation for several years. As a part of the planning committee, Adam has contributed his time and passion to help make this event a resounding success. He currently serves as President of LAGBAC, one of the largest and most well-respected LGBTQ+ bar organizations in the country.
The Diversity Scholarship Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with a noble mission to provide scholarships to diverse and deserving law students, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder their pursuit of legal careers. In addition to scholarships, the foundation offers free continuing legal education seminars (CLEs) covering a wide range of topics, promoting lifelong learning and professional development within the legal community.
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within the legal field, and our firm’s sponsorship of the Unity Award Gala reflects this commitment. Our firm believes that by supporting initiatives like this, we can contribute to a more equitable and diverse legal profession.