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Clark Hill Of Counsel Aurora Abella-Austriaco presented at The Chicago Bar Association’s “New Lawyer Toolkit: Basic Skills Course for New Attorneys” – Nov. 30

December 4, 2012


Clark Hill PLC Of Counsel Aurora Abella-Austriaco presented at the “New Lawyer Toolkit: Basic Skills Course for New Attorneys,” sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association on November 30, 2012. Austriaco was a member of a panel that discussed the value of mentoring. The panel was moderated by David Argentar, Deputy Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism and included John Fehr, founder of the Fehr Law Group, and Paula Hudson Holderman, Chief Attorney Development Officer at Winston & Strawn.

Austriaco is currently serving as president of the Chicago Bar Association, an organization of more than 22,000 lawyers. She serves on the board of the Chicago Bar Foundation and served on the board of the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) for five years and as its vice president for two years. She was elected as the first female and minority president of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers’ Association (IRELA), an organization of approximately 1,500 real estate lawyers throughout Illinois. Austriaco also served as board member of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI). She is a founding board member of the Filipino American Bar Association, past board member and current member of the Asian American Bar Association, and past member of the ISBA Real Estate Section Council. She also was elected to the Board of Directors of Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund Inc., a bar related title insurance company. Austriaco was appointed by Chief Judge Holderman to serve as chair of the 2012 Magistrate Merit Selection Panel.

Founded in 1874, The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the U.S. The Association’s voluntary membership of 22,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois. However, it has a growing out-of-state membership of lawyers who participate in the Association’s many membership services and benefits.

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