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John Marshall Law School to Honor Justice Rita B. Garman, Secretary of State Jesse White, Former Assistant to President Obama Susan Sher

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is partnering with the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Judges Association and Justinian Society of Lawyers to honor the careers of three distinguished lawyers.

The group will bestow the Award of Exemplary Professional Service upon Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita B. Garman; Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State; and Susan Sher, Senior Advisor to the University of Chicago President and former Assistant to President Obama and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Distinguished Professional Service Joint Dinner will be held Feb. 25, at The Standard Club in Chicago.

The event continues John Marshall's dedication to acknowledging the service of lawyers to their community. The John Marshall Law School Alumni Association gave Justice Garman its Freedom Award in 2014. The award is given to a recipient who embodies the highest aspirations of the John Marshall community, through their work, high ethical standards and efforts to help society. Justice Garman delivered the keynote address at John Marshall's 200th commencement held in January 2016.

Visit the Illinois State Bar Association for more information or to register.

About The John Marshall Law School

The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program fifth, its Trial Advocacy Program 16th and its Intellectual Property Law Program 17th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

CONTACT: Christine Kraly 312-427-2737 x 171Source: The John Marshall Law School-Chicago