Chicago Law Partner’s Kimberly A. Pendo awarded the Association Forum’s John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award

CLP partner, Kimberly A. Pendo, has been awarded the John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award by the Association Forum of Chicagoland in recognition of her outstanding, long-term volunteer service to the Association Forum. In the words of the Association Forum - “unsung hero” or “above and beyond the call of duty” are two ways to describe past recipients. Criteria considered by the Association Forum included:

- Contributions that significantly and consistently impact the advancement and/or recognition of the profession through service to the Association Forum.

- Demonstrated ability and willingness to serve as a formal or informal mentor.

- Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement in Association Forum.

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Chicago Law Partners, LLC is a boutique law firm focused primarily on representing trade associations, professional societies, foundations, other types of not-for-profit organizations, and business entities.

Not-for-profit organizations and other businesses face a multitude of unique challenges and need the advice of trusted, well-respected and knowledgeable legal advisors. That is our role. CLP's attorneys serve as general counsel to a broad range of international, national, state and local organizations. In addition, we represent a wide range of businesses in corporate and transactional matters.

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About Association Forum of Chicagoland

The Association Forum of Chicagoland is the "association of associations" in Chicago. Founded in 1916, the Association Forum has 3,800-plus members, representing more than 47,000 association professionals from nearly 1,600 Chicago organizations.  These organizations serve 27 million individual members, have 9 million donors and generate $10.3 billion annually in economic impact. 

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