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Riverside resident honored with Chicago Bar Foundation award for service to victims of domestic violence

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 4:26 p.m. CDT
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Denise Wolf Markham, center, with Chicago Bar Foundation's Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon event co-chair James A. Morsch, left, and Thomas Morsch, July 15. Markham was selected as this year’s recipient of The Chicago Bar Foundation’s Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award.

RIVERSIDE – The Chicago Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bar Association, honored the influential work of Chicago's legal community July 15 at the 16th annual Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon before more than 700 attendees at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.

Riverside resident Denice Wolf Markham was honored at the event with the Thomas H. Morsch Public Service award for her advocacy for domestic violence victims.

Markham was described as a fierce advocate for domestic violence victims throughout her over 30-year legal career. Markham is the executive director of Life Span, a Chicago-based nonprofit that offers legal counseling, criminal court advocacy and legal representation to clients.

According to a news release from the foundation, under Markham's leadership, the organization has grown significantly and launched a number of innovative initiatives, including a partnership with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

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