Giving Back 2015
Justinian Society of Lawyers DuPage County Chapter 2015 Holiday Party
Woodruff Johnson & Evans partner, Mario Palermo, member of the Justinian Board of Governors, celebrated the holidays with friends and colleagues at The Clubhouse in Oakbrook. Founded in 1977, the purpose and objectives of the Justinian Society Of Lawyers DuPage Chapter are: – to foster a spirit of friendship through social and professional interactions; – to continue to improve the legal education of our members; – to render mutual aid and assistance to our members; – to promote the general welfare of our members by improvement of the practice of the law; – and to participate in civic and community affairs so as to insure the proper administration of justice. Pictured left to right, Mario Palermo, Angie Aliota, Nicholas Galassa, Lindsay Stella, Elizabeth Pope and Chris Lunardini.
December 2015, Filipino American Lawyers Association Chicago Kamayan Holiday Feast
Woodruff Johnson & Evans attorney Lee Alhambra, a Board of Directors member of the Filipino American Lawyers’ Association of Chicago, celebrated Filipino culture with a unique dining experience with fellow FALA Chicago members at the annual Kamayan Holiday Feast at Sunda in Chicago on December 6, 2015. The social event featured authentic Filipino cuisine eaten with your hands in the Kamayan tradition. The Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago is a professional network of attorneys, judges, law students, and supporters that facilitates career development, learning opportunities, and fellowship of Filipino American legal professionals within the Chicagoland legal community. Pictured left to right Mark Calaguas, Lee Alhambra (WJ&E), Jasmine Hernandez and RJ Inawat.
December 2015, A Time of Giving
At Woodruff Johnson and Evans we believe that the holiday season is a time of giving back to the community. In keeping with the holiday spirit, we are proud to support the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation’s Payton Holiday Toy Drive. Thank you to all who showed your holiday cheer this season with donated toys and books to help provide gifts for in-need children. May the rest of your year be merry and bright! “Helping a child is a gift you give yourself” – Walter Payton
December 2015 – Attorneys Casey Woodruff and Lynn Taylor answer questions from students at Waubonsie Valley High School career fair on December 4, 2015.
We spotted more than one future lawyer in the crowd! Thanks for including us Waubonsie.
Woodruff Johnson & Evans sponsored the first annual DuPage County Bar Foundation Law Firm scholarship. This was a joint venture between the foundation and the firm. Casey Woodruff serves on the board that is launching a drive to have more DuPage firms fund awards to deserving DuPage area law students. Partner Mario Palermo is pictured with the recipient Victoria Miller. Ms. Miller is a law student at Northern Illinois University College of Law. She hopes to assist residents of Aunt Martha’s Health Center and Hesed House Shelter with their legal needs in the near future. We are proud to help Victoria help others.
WJ&E teamed up with the DuPage County Bar Foundation in the Annual DuPage Human Race. The DCBF is charitable organization that supports our community with direct and monetary support through several programs.
WJ&E proudly served as Sapphire Sponsors of the 2015 “A Blue Tie Affair”, an annual charitable event hosted by the Youth Service Bureau of the Illinois Valley. Our firm is honored to support a Foundation that responds to the needs of children and youth through a variety of programs with the purpose of enhancing the quality of life for all children, youth and families.
WJ&E acted as Silver Sponsors of Team Tiny Feet in the Annual March of Dimes. The March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. And if something goes wrong, they offer information and comfort to the families. Good luck Team Tiny Feet!
WJ&E has agreed to sponsor 50 children for the Aurora Fire Department’s Annual Fire Safety Program. In partnership with the National Fire Safety Council, the department will provide fire safety training and materials to young children later on this year. Over 18,000 pieces of educationally sound fire safety materials will be distributed to children in our community. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide our support to this worthwhile program.