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Freeborn’s Shelly A. DeRousse Leads Women’s Bar Foundation of Illinois Event Honoring Women Leaders, Supporting Female Law Students

27 Jun 2017

Hosted the Women’s Bar Foundation of Illinois, the 2017 Annual Rise UP and Reach Back Luncheon was held June 23 in Chicago. Sponsored by Freeborn, the event honored Justice Laura C. Liu, who served on the Illinois First District Appellate Court until she lost her battle with cancer in April 2016, and Nancy Paridy, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab rehabilitation hospital. Foundation President Shelly A. DeRousse, also a Partner in and Co-Leader of Freeborn’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group, was co-chair of the event that was attended by approximately 200 members of the legal community, including Freeborn lawyers and other attorneys, judges, elected officials and other guests. Proceeds from the event will help fund scholarships awarded by the foundation to women attending law schools in Illinois. The Women’s Bar Foundation of Illinois is supported by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.

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