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posted: 6/17/2014 2:01 PM

Lake Forest Resident to Receive Board of Governors Award from Illinois State Bar Association

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Chris Ruys

Brian T. Monico, of Lake Forest, and Marron A. Mahoney, co-chairs of the Illinois State Bar Association's Task Force on New Lawyers, 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.

During the past year, Monico and Mahoney accepted the challenge from ISBA President Paula H. Holderman to address one of the most pressing issues facing young lawyers in the legal profession: staggering law school debt and reduced employment opportunities.

The Task Force developed a comprehensive report with concrete recommendations. They included the development of an ISBA microsite for new lawyers and a "speed mentoring" program for law student and veteran ISBA members.

The 32,000-member ISBA (, with offices in Springfield and Chicago, provides professional services to Illinois lawyers, and education and services to the public through a website (, consumer brochures, and distribution of legal information.