Pamela J. Kuzniar, a Deerfield resident and partner in the law firm of Kuzniar & Simons, P.C., with offices in Chicago and Waukegan will receive a 2014 Board of Governors Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) at the organization's 138th Annual Meeting on Friday, June 20, at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis.
The award recognizes Kuzniar for her long-standing and exemplary contributions to the association and the legal profession.
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For the past seven years, Kuzniar has been the volunteer coordinator of the Continuing Legal Education programs for the ISBA's Family Law Section Council, one of the bar's largest councils. She has taken the lead in selecting quality topics and speakers for each program. She also helped re-establish the ISBA's "destination" CLE programs presented outside of Illinois.
This year, Kuzniar also played a crucial role in the analysis of proposed legislation that would significantly amend the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution Act. Under her guidance, the council provided an in-depth analysis and recommended positions regarding the legislation.
The 32,000-member ISBA (isba.org), with offices in Springfield and Chicago, provides professional services to Illinois lawyers, and education and services to the public through a website (illinoislawyerfinder.com), consumer brochures, and distribution of legal information.