Supporting Our Communities


  • Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. proudly celebrates Diwali

    On Nov. 4, Chuhak & Tecson will recognize Diwali, a five-day festival of lights. Celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world, Diwali is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. The name comes from Sanskrit dipavali, meaning “row of lights.” It takes place on the day of the new moon when the sky is the darkest.

    On the first day, Indians across the world create an intricate rangoli, designs made of colored rice, sand or flowers created on the floor of the home. The second day is spent preparing or buying special food, like sweets, as well as praying for the spirits and ancestors in the afterlife. The third day is the main day of Diwali. Families gather and celebrate by lighting lanterns and candles in their homes and in the streets, and by shooting off fireworks. The fourth and fifth days focus primarily on spouses and the bond between siblings. The day following Diwali is the beginning of the Hindu New Year.

    Chuhak & Tecson invites you to recognize the festival by learning about the diverse culture and history of Indian Americans.

 
  • Chuhak & Tecson embraces Transgender Day of Remembrance

    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% of transgender people to live in extreme levels of poverty.

    Chuhak and Tecson embraces the Firm’s transgender community and is proud to observe Transgender Awareness Week from Nov. 13-19, a week that raises the visibility of transgender people and addresses the issues they face. This week leads up to the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20th, which commemorates all of the lives lost due to anti-transgender violence in the past year.

    Click here to learn more about Transgender Awareness Week.

 
  • Chuhak & Tecson recognizes Veteran's Day on November 11

    Chuhak & Tecson is proud to recognize Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11, a day that honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

    Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day aligns with other holidays commemorating the end of World War I including Remembrance Day, which is observed in Australia and Canada. Given that this day is often confused with Memorial Day, it is important to note that Veterans Day celebrates the service of all military veterans while Memorial Day honors those who lost their lives while in military service.

    As Chuhak & Tecson recognizes its own veterans, including attorneys, law clerks and staff, this year we encourage you to partake in safe, socially distant activities that support veterans such as donating to a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or simply thanking them for their service.

 
  • glenhagen farm retreat, an educational and spiritual retreat

     
     

    Chuhak & Tecson principal Andy Tecson and his wife, Nancy Hagen, established the not for profit glenhagen farm retreat  to provide youth from all walks of life with the opportunity to experience the extraordinary wonders of the ecosystems. The farm, which offers educational and worship opportunities related to the arts, religion, ecosystems, astronomy and sustainable agriculture, welcomes schools, colleges, churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and other houses of worship, and also not for profit corporations, that seek a place to grow, experience and explore the wonders of God’s creation. 

    Amenities added since the farm’s opening—a volleyball court, raised garden bed, fire pit for campfires and stone paths—were well-used by campers who visited in summer 2019 such as Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Harmony Community Church, Kingsley School’s Girl Scouts, League of United Latin American Citizens, Project Exploration, Refugee Education & Adventure CHallenge, and West Town Bikes. 

    For more information on glenhagen farm retreat, or to learn how to get involved, contact 
    glenhagenfarm@gmail.com


 
  • Joseph A. Tecson Scholarship Fund

     
     

    The scholarship is 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 provides 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.