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Brookfield resident honored for public service

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 4:08 p.m. CDT
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Carol A. Casey, of Brookfield, was selected as this year's recipient of the Chicago Bar Foundation's Richard J. Phelan Public Service Award.

BROOKFIELD – Carol A. Casey of Brookfield was selected as this year’s recipient of the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Richard J. Phelan Public Service Award, according to a news release.

Casey was presented with the award at the Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation’s 15th annual Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon July 16.

According to the foundation’s website, Casey has worked for the past 21 years with the Cook County Office of the Public Guardian and is an adjunct professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in the Children’s Law and Policy program. In her role as supervisor for the Public Guardian’s juvenile division, she is responsible for overseeing the legal staff for six abuse/neglect courtrooms in the Cook County Juvenile Court.

The foundation called her a “tireless advocate who never stops fighting to protect vulnerable children.”

The Richard J. Phelan Public Service Award honors attorneys who have dedicated a significant portion of their legal career to the public sector and have demonstrated a commitment to increasing access to justice for all Chicagoans.

More than 700 people attended this years event, which was at the Fairmont Hotel Chicago.

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