Julie Johnson To Receive the Chicago Bar Association's Alta May Hulett Award


Aronberg Goldgehn member Julie A. Johnson (formerly Neubauer) has been selected to receive the Chicago Bar Association’s 2017 Alta May Hulett Award.

Named for the first woman lawyer in Illinois, this award is presented annually by the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women. The award honors one outstanding woman lawyer who has significantly contributed to the advancement of women in the legal profession or other areas, and whose career exemplifies the highest level of professional achievement, ethics and excellence.

Julie will receive the award at a luncheon ceremony on May 24, 2017.

Julie dedicates her practice to issues of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, child custody, domestic violence/orders of protection, child support, post-judgment litigation, adoption, parentage and all other related matters.

She is engaged in all aspects of the practice, including preparing prenuptial agreements, drafting pleadings, handling pre-trial motions, engaging in settlement negotiations, conducting discovery analysis, and handling trials and appeals.

Julie is currently Chair and Council Member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law, a Member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Diversity Leadership Council, and Council Member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Family Law Section.

In addition to the Alta May Hulett Award, Julie has received numerous other accolades, including being recognized as an Emerging Lawyer in Family Law by Illinois Leading Lawyers Network and being named a Rising Star in Family Law by Illinois Super Lawyers. In 2006, she received the Illinois State Bar Association's Presidential Commendation Award for her efforts to secure a unanimous Assembly vote in favor of pro bono reporting, which influenced the Illinois Supreme Court to add Rule 756(f). She was honored by the Illinois Women’s Bar Foundation with its Public Interest Scholarship for 2006-07, an award granted to only two female law students in the state that year. In addition, upon graduation from law school, she received the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Woman Law Graduate Award.

The Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women’s Annual Award Luncheon, where Julie will receive the Alta May Hulett Award, will be held at The Standard Club on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, with a reception at 11:45 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. The Standard Club is located in Chicago at 320 South Plymouth Court.

Tickets for the event are $60 per individual/$600 per table of 10.

To register, please CLICK HERE.

The Alliance for Women works within The Chicago Bar Association to advance interests of women in the legal profession and the larger community. Through speaker forums, debates, meetings, networking events and direct community service, the alliance brings together the talents of its diverse membership to implement strategies that effect change.

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