CHICAGO (February 16, 2012) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that partners Lisa Kaderabek and Andrea Kramer have been named as recipients of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s “2012 National Public Service Award.” Ms. Kaderabek and Ms. Kramer were selected for their sustained commitment to transactional pro bono work and their extensive counsel to The Women’s Treatment Center of Chicago (TWTC), whose mission is to provide a treatment program for women battling addiction. TWTC is one of the few treatment centers in the United States that accommodates the children of women receiving treatment, making TWTC particularly responsive to the needs of chemically dependent mothers.
The National Public Service Award recognizes significant pro bono legal contributions of law firms, corporations and individual lawyers who demonstrate a strong commitment to providing services to the poor in a business context. All recipients show dedication to the development or delivery of pro bono business legal services, contribute significant work toward developing innovative approaches to the delivery of pro bono business legal services, and/or provide sustained pro bono business legal counsel to nonprofit organizations or to micro-businesses in aid of community development.
“We are extremely proud of all the outstanding work both Lisa and Andrea have done to help the Chicago community and our local women in need,” says Latonia Haney Keith, the Firm’s Pro Bono Counsel. “The Women’s Treatment Center has a vital mission as it aims to provide Chicago-area women with care, recovery tools and skills to maintain a sober lifestyle and rebuild their lives with their families. These women and their children are able to lead better lives thanks to the work of Lisa, Andrea and TWTC.”
Recipients will be honored by the Business Law Section at its Spring Meeting Section luncheon on March 23, 2012, in Las Vegas.
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