Supporting Our Communities

  • Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. participates at Lawyers in the Classroom

    Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. principal Terry Isselhard, attorneys Adam Beattie and Leynee Cruz and staff member Phoebe Bindiger, led interactive lessons at the LEARN Charter School Network’s annual Lawyers in the Classroom program. An effort initiated by Chuhak & Tecson’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, this program aligns with the firm’s core values, including educating audiences on a wide array of legal topics. 

    Students in sixth through eighth grade reviewed situational scenarios to create a deeper understanding of the legal process, pushing them to think critically about a variety of issues and exposing them to possible careers in the legal field.

    Since LEARN Charter School Network opened its doors as a charter school in 2001, LEARN has grown from one school serving 110 students to a thriving network of 10 charter schools serving 4,200 students in the Chicagoland area, including North Chicago and Waukegan. Its mission is to provide children with the academic foundation and ambition to earn a college degree.

  • Chuhak & Tecson attorneys and staff lend a helping hand to Chicago first responders 

    Firm employees once again participated in the Chicago Bar Association’s Wills for Heroes event. By providing basic will and estate planning services, these employees helped first responders effectively plan for their families’ futures.

    Wills for Heroes aligns with two undertakings by Chuhak & Tecson in 2019—the Diversity & Inclusion MLK Days of Service and Women Helping Women’s (WHW) 10 Ways to Give Back, a year of service events in celebration of WHW’s 10th anniversary.

  • Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. Shakes the Merc for Misericordia's Candy Day's


    Employees of Chuhak & Tecson “Shook the Merc” for Candy Days, a two-day fundraiser that benefits Misericordia, a not for profit organization dedicated to providing a community of support and care to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Donning signature aprons, employees stuffed jellybeans in their pockets, grabbed a can and hit the streets around Chuhak & Tecson’s offices in the Mercantile Exchange Building to Shake the Merc.

    In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the firm’s Women Helping Women program (WHW), Shake the Merc is the second in a series of 10 community service events for Chuhak & Tecson’s women attorneys. At times partnering with other community service channels within the firm, Women Helping Women’s year-long celebration is titled 10 Ways to Give Back.

  • Chuhak & Tecson recognizes International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

    As an ally of the LGBTQ community, Chuhak & Tecson recognizes the importance of empowering and supporting those who have faced oppression and systemic hardships.

    This is why, on May 17, the firm encourages observation of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

    First established in 2004 by the International Day Against Homophobia Committee, the day was created to raise awareness of violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. Global mobilizations like this can provide people with the opportunity to take action and engage in dialogue with media, policymakers, public opinion and wider civil society.

  • 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.