Events

April 15, 2023 Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Gala

Funds raised benefit the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation

The Foundation was organized in 1990 for the purpose of furthering the Academy’s charitable and educational purposes and you can read more here https://aamlfoundation.org/

Gala attendees enjoying the evening

Gala Honoree Jim Feldman, Of Counsel, Jenner & Block  has been named the recipient of the 2023 Samuel S. Berger Award by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. This award is presented to an Illinois attorney or judge who, like the late Judge Berger, “exemplifies the highest standards of integrity, courtesy, knowledge of family law and demonstrates an extraordinary ability to solve human problems.”

Alexa Goutos, Michael Wittenberg, Jason Pica, Michael Koenigsberger, and Steven Wittenberg

Back row:  Cory E. Oshita, Jonathan D. Steele, Jared B. Pinkus, Enrico J. Mirabelli, Joseph R. Napoli II, James M. Quigley
Front row:  Howard A. London, Shana L. Vitek, Kathryn H. Mickelson, Justice Linda Davenport,  Beth F. McCormack, Jordan D. Rosenberg

Alexa Goutos and Maxine Weiss Kunz

Back row:  Daniel Sobelman, Alex Jacobson, Daron Romanek, Hon. Abbey Romanek, Stuart Gelfman, Hon. Pam Loza, Dr. Randy Mikos
Front row:  Matthew Arnoux, Bobbi Panter, Noelle Cislo, Dr. Wendy Shorr

Jason Sposeep, Kristen Carey, Justice Jesse G. Reyes, Anita Ventrelli

James M Quigley, Judge William Stewart Boyd and Bill Wigoda

Enrico J. Mirabelli, James M. Quigley, Joseph R. Napoli II

Alexa Goutos, Judge Rosen, and Stewart Auslander

Back row: Jordan D. Rosenberg, James M. Quigley,
Joseph R. Napoli II
Front row: Shana L. Vitek, Honorable Illinois Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth M. Rochford, Enrico J. Mirabelli

Jason Sposeep, Kristen Carey, Justice Jesse G. Reyes, Anita Ventrelli, Judge William Stewart Boyd and Attorney Linda Boyd

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Rochford and Anita Ventrelli

Financial Hardship Policy Of The Illinois Chapter Of The American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers Regarding Continuing Legal Education

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Samuel Berger Award Winners

To honor the legacy of the late Samuel S. Berger, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers recognizes attorneys and judges who exemplify the highest standards of integrity, courtesy, knowledge of family law and the extraordinary ability to solve human problems. This annual special event was suspended due to the global pandemic.

  • 2024 Howard London
  • 2023 Jim Feldman
  • 2022 Hon. Regina A. Scannicchio
  • 2021 Alan J. Toback
  • 2020 Howard Rosenfeld
  • 2019 Richard Zuckerman
  • 2018 Hon. Pamela E. Loza
  • 2017 William J. Scott
  • 2016 Kathryn D. Farmer
  • 2015 Hon. Michele Lowrance
  • 2014 David H. Levy
  • 2013 Hon. Nancy J. Katz
  • 2012 Hon. Edward R. Jordan
  • 2011 Donald C. Schiller
  • 2010 Hon. William S. Boyd
  • 2009 Muller Davis
  • 2008 Joy Feinberg
  • 2007 Hon. Carole Bellows
  • 2006 H. Joseph Gitlin
  • 2005 Francis Corwin
  • 2004 Floyd Nadler
  • 2003 Justice Mary Anne McMorrow
  • 2002 Miles N. Beerman
  • 2001 Sanford Kirsh
  • 2000 Hon. Timothy Evans
  • 1999 Hon. Grace Dickler
  • 1998 James T. Friedman
  • 1997 F. Dennis France
  • 1996 Dr. Lyle Steven Joffe
  • 1995 Hon. Susan Snow
  • 1994 Hon. Jane D. Waller
  • 1993 Joseph N. DuCanto
  • 1992 F. Dennis France
  • 1991 Hon. Philip S. Lieb
  • 1990 Hon. Robert L. Hunter
  • 1989 Burton Terry