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  • Celebrate women’s achievements with Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. on International Women’s Day on March 8

     
                                           
     

    “Let’s make sure women and girls can shape the policies, services and infrastructure that impact all our lives. And let’s support women and girls who are breaking down barriers to create a better world for everyone.” 
    -    UN Secretary-General, Antonio Gueterres

    As Chuhak & Tecson celebrates Women’s History Month, we reflect back to where it all began—110 years ago—when accomplishments by women first began receiving recognition on a universal scale.

    The first National Women’s Day in the U.S. was held on February 28, 1909, as a global celebration of the social, economic and political achievements of women, championing women’s rights, female empowerment and gender equality.

    This day was originally catalyzed by the labor movement of 1908, led by Ukraine-born suffragist Clara Lemlich, during which 15,000 female garment workers went on strike in New York City, protesting their subjection to poor pay, long hours and terrible conditions. The following year, The Socialist Party of America declared the first National Women’s Day in honor of the workers.

    National Women’s Day became recognized world-wide in 1910 at the second International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was first celebrated as an official international day on March 19, 1911. The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day in 1975 during its International Women’s Year. This year, the U.N. has declared International Women’s Day 2019 as #BalanceforBetter, which is described as a “year-long campaign…for driving gender balance across the world.”

    At Chuhak and Tecson, P.C. we encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with important moments in history involving women’s fight for equality and social justice while at the same time celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality. To learn more, visit Decade-by-Decade: Major Events in Women’s History.

       
      
 
  • Lindsey Paige Markus empowers women through financial education at the National Diversity Council’s 2019 Illinois Women’s Conference

                                                            
                                           

    Principal Lindsey Paige Markus, a strong advocate for the economic success of women, will present financial strategies at the National Diversity Council’s 2019 Illinois Women’s Conference on March 28 at the Double Tree by Hilton Chicago. Coinciding with Women’s History Month, the conference seeks to empower women by addressing the social, cultural, economic and political challenges women experience through advocacy, education and networking opportunities.

    Markus is the leader of the firm’s 21-attorney Estate Planning & Asset Protection group and holds the distinction of being named Chuhak & Tecson’s first woman shareholder.

    Learn more about the Illinois Women’s Conference.

       
      
 
  • Joseph A. Tecson recognized as the first Asian American commissioner on the Cook County Board

     
     

    The County Historian for Cook County, in conjunction with the Cook County Board of Commissioners, proudly recognizes Joseph A. Tecson on the 43rd anniversary of his swearing in, February 11, 1976, as the first Asian American commissioner on the Cook County Board. The County Archives’ Twitter and Instagram accounts mark this occasion, beginning February 11. To read more about this recognition, click here.

       
      
 
  • Leynee Cruz honored as one of Negocios Now's Latinos 40 Under 40

     
     

    Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., is proud to announce that attorney Leynee A. Cruz has been named to the Latinos 40 Under 40 list, a highly selective honor given to Latinos in the Chicago area by Negocios Now, a national award-winning publication. For the fourth consecutive year, Negocios Now has recognized 40 talented Latinos after a six-month nomination period, representing business, government, nonprofits, politics, sports and education, among other fields. Click here to learn more.

       
      
 
  • Chuhak & Tecson's Diversity & Inclusion Council partners with Women Helping Women for three days of community service

     
     

    Chuhak & Tecson‘s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Council and Women Helping Women (WHW) program will honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez by offering three days of community service to its employees. Attorneys, paralegals and staff are invited to partake in a variety of service projects— in January, May and June—which will support Pacific Garden MissionWills for Heroes Foundation and Chicago Lights Urban Farm. Projects include light housekeeping assignments at Pacific Garden Mission, preparing estate planning documents for veterans and first responders through Wills for Heroes Foundation and planting and harvesting at community gardens for Chicago Lights Urban Farm.

    Chuhak & Tecson’s three days of community service will not only pay tribute to two civil rights activists but also provide a lending hand to our communities—a value woven into the culture of the D&I Council, WHW and the firm as a whole.

       
      
 
  • Joseph A. Tecson Scholarship Fund

     
     

    The scholarship will be administered by DePaul and is open to any first-year law student both in good academic standing and with proven financial need, with a preference for those who have performed community service. It will provide support to one new student each year with books and supplies and is renewable for those students who remain in good academic standing. Deadlines for applications are on a rolling basis. Click here to learn more about the scholarship fund.