August 18, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Central Time

ACS Chicago: 2022 Legal Legends Luncheon

Join the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter for its Virtual Annual Legal Legends Luncheon on Thursday, August 18. Camilla Taylor, the Director of Constitutional Litigation at Lambda Legal, will provide keynote remarks. Since this year's event will again be virtual, tickets are free. Individuals are encouraged to donate to ACS in recognition of the Annual Luncheon via this link.

2022 Abner J. Mikva Awardees

Margaret Benson, Executive Director, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Aziz Huq, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Mary Smith, President-Elect, ABA

2022 Ruth Goldman Awardees

Alexa Van Brunt, Director, Illinois Office, MacArthur Justice Center and Director, Civil Rights Litigation Clinic, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Linda Coberly, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

If you are interested in sponsoring this year's Luncheon, please e-mail Peggy Li at Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!

Patron: Jenner & Block

Benefactor: Sidley Austin LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP

Donor: Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd; Levin & Perconti; Mayer Brown LLP

Friend: The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.


Keynote Speaker:

Camilla B. Taylor, Director of Constitutional Litigation, Lambda Legal; Member, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors

Taylor is the Director of Constitutional Litigation at Lambda Legal, past recipient of the Ruth Goldman Award, member of the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors, and fierce advocate for the due process precedents that have protected women and the LGBTQ+ community. Taylor was the National Marriage Project Director at Lambda Legal from 2011 through 2015 and has been counsel in numerous cases challenging the constitutionality of marriage bans around the country including, most significantly, Obergefell v. Hodges and Varnum v. Brien, an early state court victory in which the Iowa Supreme Court, by unanimous decision, struck down Iowa's marriage ban in April 2009, making Iowa the third state in the country to permit gay and lesbian couples to marry. In addition to her work as a litigator, Taylor has contributed to legislative efforts concerning marriage and parenting around the country, and has testified multiple times before state legislatures in support of marriage bills and in opposition to measures that would permit discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

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