North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic elects new board member

Updated 3/18/2021 12:49 AM

The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic board of directors unanimously elects Marques Rice to the clinic's board of directors.

Rice is an academic support professional and adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago's law school, where he teaches appellate advocacy and bar preparation courses. Previously, Rice practiced law for nine years with the city of Chicago's Corporation Counsel. His practice focused on administrative law and tort litigation defense.


As a community volunteer and advocate, Marques serves on the board of directors at The Chance Center, a nonprofit in Chicago's Grand Crossing neighborhood focused on alleviating housing, economic, and employment issues.

He is also a former board member at Minority Legal Education Resources, an organization founded by the now-retired Hon. Ann Claire Williams, focused on reducing bar passage gaps for minority applicants.

Marques received his B.A. in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University and his J.D. from UIC John Marshall Law School.

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