CHICAGO – JAMS is proud to announce that Hon. Morton Denlow (Ret.) will be honored with the Edwin A. Rothschild Award for a lifetime achievement in civil rights. He will be honored at the 46th Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (CLCCRUL) on July 30, 2015.
CLCCRUL’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon serves as a yearly forum for Board Members and more than 300 of the Chicago’s top attorneys and civic leaders to recognize the work of the organization and its partners, discuss the region’s most pressing civil rights issues and raise much-needed funds for the CLCCRUL’s evolving civil rights and community development agenda.
“I’m honored to have been selected for this award by an organization that I think so highly of and that has committed itself to providing access to the courts for the underserved communities,” said Judge Denlow.
Judge Denlow joined JAMS in 2012. Prior to that, he served as a Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court in Chicago for more than 16 years. He served as Presiding Magistrate Judge from 2004-2008, during which time he initiated the court’s Settlement Assistance Program. The program, operated in cooperation with the Lawyers Committee, appoints counsel to represent pro se parties in settlement conferences in civil rights and in employment cases. Judge Denlow is a nationally recognized expert in settling cases and taught settlement techniques to judges through the Federal Judicial Center.
The mission of Chicago Lawyers’ Committee is to promote and protect civil rights by bringing the strength and the prestige of the private bar to bear on the problems of poverty and discrimination. Founded in 1969, the Committee champions equal justice and community development for underrepresented people by partnering with volunteer lawyers to provide litigation and transactional representation.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.