Lake Bluff attorney Jennifer Howe was installed as the 106th President of the Lake County Bar Association on Friday, June 9, 2017 in front of more than 120 members, friends and family at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Illinois. Howe’s one-year term follows four years of service to the organization as First Vice President, Second Vice President and as Secretary. She succeeds attorney Don Morrison of Morrison & Morrison.
Jennifer Howe is a partner at Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe LLP (LLPH), the largest estate planning law firm in Lake County, located in Lake Forest. Howe is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received her J.D. from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Howe is also an Adjunct Professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
The Lake County Bar Association has more than 1,000 members. Its mission is to provide professional support, education and networking opportunities to lawyers, judges, other legal professionals and the public. Howe will lead the LCBA in developing policy, sponsoring continuing legal education and social events for attorney and associate members and the public.
“Winston Churchill once advised that, ‘We make a living by what we do; we make a life by what we give,’” Howe said. “I feel so privileged to be able to practice law and to make a living doing so, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our members this year.”
Howe is particularly motivated to provide expanded service to the public. “Many of our membership already work hand in hand with Prairie State Legal Services to raise money and provide volunteers to serve their clients who are in need of legal services but cannot afford them. But we could do more,” she said. To that end, Howe hopes to expand “Ask a Lawyer Drop In Clinics” to be held monthly at the soon-to-be-completed LCBA office located at 300-A Grand Avenue in Waukegan.
In other areas of community outreach, the LCBA will continue to sponsor mock trials for groups of high school students, volunteer days in classrooms on important topics like explaining the Magna Carta, and supporting ad hoc events for Scouting groups and others.
“Everyone benefits from better relationships between the community, judges and attorneys,” Howe said. “I hope to contribute to a new and productive chapter of our organization.”
Submitted by Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe, Lake Forest