My name is Kim Hogrefe. In addition to being a member of the IILP Board of Directors, I serve as the Financial Officer for the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (“TIPS”). You should have recently received an update on IILP programs and activities from our CEO, Sandra Yamate. The IILP Board and I wanted to offer an addendum to Sandra’s update as she modestly omitted to mention something of which the rest of us at IILP are very proud: TIPS will be presenting Sandra with its Liberty Achievement Award during the 2012 ABA Annual Meeting. The Liberty Achievement Award was created in 2008 to honor lawyers and judges who take a leadership role by demonstrating, through choices made in their careers and work done in private and/or public-sector positions, that they have actively promoted diversity in the legal profession. The award will be presented on Friday, August 3rd during the TIPS Welcome and Diversity Reception at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $75. If you plan to be in Chicago for the ABA Annual Meeting, I hope that you’ll stop by. In the meantime, please join my fellow IILP Board members and me as we congratulate Sandra on a well-deserved honor.
Kim D. Hogrefe