Famed attorney Gloria Allred will deliver the keynote address and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke will be honored at the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago Foundation's ( LAGBAC Foundation ) 14th Annual 'Lawyers for Diversity' Midsummer BBQ on Thursday, July 26, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., at 6 p.m.
Allred is considered one of the country's legal pioneers on behalf of women's rights and rights for minorities. In January 2014, Allred received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Trial Lawyers for her role in combating injustices and winning new rights especially for women and minorities.
In addition to Allred's keynote address, the LAGBAC Foundation will honor Burke with the organization's Distinguished Jurist Award. Burke has been a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community and a staunch advocate for diversity in the Illinois bar.
Tickets are available online at the door for $30 each, or online at lagbac.org/category/events-and-gatherings/ for $25.