The second annual Will County Legal Opportunity Scholarship has found a recipient, and this year, it has been awarded to its first woman law student – Ayanna Squires, an Algonquin resident.
Gary Mueller has worked in the law industry for over 32 years, served in numerous nonprofit organizations, as a community college adjunct professor, and is a member of many organizations including the Real Estate Section Council for the ISBA, past President of Will County Bar Association, fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and more.
The Will County law community has multiple leaders of the trade dedicated to giving back to the coming generations. Frank Cservenyak of Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol, LLC from Joliet, Ill. is one of those leaders.
Leslie Allred has a special touch when it comes to her attorney and lawyer work, driven by her passion for the Will County area and dedication to community service as a professional and individual.
As a highly esteemed lawyer and judge in the Joliet area, Raymond Bolden had the power to give a case context, and tell a captivating story of why it mattered. He was also a beloved friend, mentor, and more, with many individuals looking up to him professionally and as an individual. His legacy will forever have a print within the Will County legal community.
For Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Associate Judge Donald W. DeWilkins, serving on the Will County Bar Association (WCBA) Board of Directors was one of the most memorable and productive engagements of his still-evolving law career.
“It allowed me to help make a difference in the community,” says DeWilkins, who was appointed to the bench in November of 2020. “The Bar Association does a lot to help bring legal services to Will County. My 10 years flew by. I wish I had more time on the Board.”
How to Nominate an Attorney
The WCBA is happy to announce its new “Featured Attorney” section which will be prominently displayed on the WCBA website homepage and in its weekly email newsletter. The Featured Attorney section will include a professionally written article highlighting a WCBA member who exemplifies professional excellence as an Attorney in the Will County community.
Eligible nominees must be a WCBA Member in good standing, and individuals cannot nominate themselves or members of their own firm.
The Board will review all nominations monthly and select one nominee to be featured each month. Individuals not selected will remain as nominees for future features.
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