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Alumnus, Chicago Legal Clinic co-founder receives Justice John Paul Stevens Award

At the 2015 John Paul Stevens Awards luncheon, from left: Chicago Bar Foundation Chair Allegra R. Nethery, Diocese of Springfield Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, honoree Edward I. Grossman, Chicago Bar Association Executive Director Terrence M. Murphy, and Chicago Bar Foundation Executive Director Robert Glaves.

Chicago Legal Clinic Co-Founder Edward I. Grossman (JD '81) is a recipient of the Justice John Paul Stevens Award​ for his commitment to community and public service. Grossman was honored at the 16th annual John Paul Stevens Award Luncheon at the Standard Club in Chicago on October 13. ​Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stevens was in attendance to help honor this year's eight award recipients. ​​​

​Grossman co-founded the Chicago Legal Clinic in 1981 and has served as its executive director since 1985. The clinic provides legal services in southeast Chicago, Pilsen, Austin and the downtown areas, serving more than 375,000 people. He is active in several bar associations, including the Federal Bar Association, the Chicago Bar, the Illinois Trial Lawyers and the Federal Trial Bar. He is an arbitrator of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and a special commissioner for the Federal Courts, Northern District of Illinois.

Presented by the Chicago Bar Foundation and Chicago Bar Association (CBA), the Justice John Paul Stevens Award honors lawyers and judges who reflect Justice Stevens' lifetime effort to improve the system of justice and his active participation and dedication to the CBA.​ ​