By Evan Siegel
Assistant Attorney General, Illinois Attorney General's Office
The ALA honored the Justices of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, at its bi-annual reception, held at the Allegro Hotel in Chicago, on the evening of Thursday, January 26. The Association recognized the late Justice Laura Liu and Justice Margaret Stanton McBride for their outstanding contributions to the appellate bar. Justice David Ellis paid tribute to his friend and colleague Justice Liu, and Justice Maureen E. Connors celebrated Justice McBride, her friend and mentor. Justice Liu's husband, attorney Michael J. Kasper, and their daughter, Sophie, were welcomed guests. The Association contributed in Justice Liu's honor to a scholarship fund in the Justice's name at the St. Therese’s Chinese Catholic School in Chinatown. On behalf of Justice McBride, the ALA donated to the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, a charity located on the Near West Side. Photographs of the event can be accessed here (password is "ala"), courtesy of Jasmin Shah Photography. For reprints, please contact Jasmin here.