The Chicago Bar Association
(CBA) has selected Judge Warren D. Wolfson as one of four Chicago attorneys to be honored at the 14th annual John Paul Stevens Award Luncheon on September 26, 2013.
The Stevens Award is presented to “attorneys who best exemplify the justice's commitment to integrity and public service in the practice of law.” Judge Wolfson shares the 2013 award with recipients Judge William Hooks (BA ’75), Judge Diane P. Wood and William F. Conlon, Sidley Austin LLP.
Judge Warren D. Wolfson joined the DePaul University College of Law faculty in July 2011, after serving as interim dean of the College of Law for two years. While dean, he worked with the faculty to help establish DePaul's Institute of Advocacy & Dispute Resolution, which guides curricular areas including dispute resolution and mediation, litigation skills and trial advocacy, field placement and moot court.
He brings a wealth of expertise garnered through a legal career that includes nearly 34 years on the bench and extensive academic experience. He was appointed to the Circuit Court of Cook County in 1975, elected to a full term in 1976, and was retained in that position for five consecutive terms. In 1994, he was assigned to the Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District, where he served until joining DePaul. Prior to his career on the bench, he spent 18 years in criminal defense practice
Co-author of Trial Evidence (5th ed., Aspen Publishers 2012) and Materials in Trial Advocacy (7th ed., Aspen Publishers 2011), Judge Wolfson also established and directed the highly respected trial advocacy program at Chicago-Kent College of Law from 1971 to 2009. During that time, he taught evidence and an advanced evidence seminar. Before joining Chicago-Kent, Judge Wolfson taught trial advocacy for 15 years at the University of Chicago and lectured for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He has also been very involved in judicial training programs for many years.
Please visit the CBA's website for more information and to reserve tickets for the awards ceremony.