Supporting Our Communities
Gear up for West Town Bike's Bikecitement Night!
Celebrating 14 years of educating local youth and fostering Chicago's bicycling community, West Town Bikes (WTB) hosted Bikecitement Night at the Revolution Brewing Brewpub.
A community bicycle learning center, WTB offers youth bicycle workshops and a creative workspace for bicycle building, utilitarian human powered design, kinetic art and advocacy projects. In 2018, WTB provided after school programs and activities to 365 youth, both girls and boys, and raised over $15,000 from entrepreneurial projects and fundraising.
For additional information visit westtownbikes.org.
Studies show that three-fourths of transgender people experience workplace discrimination and at least one in four transgender people have lost their job due to bias. Violence-related issues and refusal to hire is one of the many factors that has led 13 percent of transgender people to live in extreme levels of poverty.
Chuhak and Tecson welcomes and embraces the transgender community in the firm and is proud to observe Transgender Awareness Week from Nov. 12-19, a week that raises the visibility of transgender people and addresses the issues they face.
Learn more about Transgender Awareness Week by visiting www.glaad.org/transweek.
During the month of November Chuhak & Tecson recognizes the significant contributions Native Americans have made to the establishment and growth of the United States by honoring National American Indian Heritage Month.
Also referred to as Native American and Alaska Heritage Month, National American Indian Heritage Month was officially proclaimed by President George H. W. Bush in 1990. This commemorative month aims to provide a platform for Native people to share their traditions, histories and rich and diverse cultures with society.
Join Chuhak & Tecson in honoring National American Indian Heritage Month by learning about important historical figures, researching local tribes or raising awareness about the challenges faced by Native Americans throughout history, many of which are still present today.
For even more ideas on how to honor National American Indian Heritage Month, visit nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov.
Chuhak & Tecson participates in Lawyers in the Classroom
Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. attorneys and staff 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.
Students the focus at Brandeis Lawyers & Lunch Career Panel
In the spirit of Lawyers in the Classroom, Chuhak & Tecson participated in a program that shared advice and offered perspective to students. The Brandeis Lawyers Lunch & Career Panel, hosted by Chicago Alumni Lawyers Network and Hiatt Career Center, was held at Greenberg Traurig LLP, 77 West Wacker, Chicago. This event was open to members of the Brandeis legal community in Chicago.
Brandeis alumni attending law school in the area had the opportunity to meet and mingle with Brandeis attorneys from a variety of practice groups in advance of a panel discussion by five alumni attorneys, including Chuhak & Tecson shareholder Lindsey Paige Markus. As leader of Chuhak & Tecson’s 22-attorney estate planning and wealth protection practice group, Lindsey serves her clients by drawing on her early career in business, finance and neuroscience to implement solutions for the estate planning, wealth protection and corporate needs of individuals and businesses.
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.
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