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Installation and Recognition Dinner Each fall, NSBA celebrates the accomplishments of the previous fiscal year and ushers in the new leadership of the organization. Time is also set aside to recognize Lee Blustin, one of the founders of the association, by presenting an award named in his honor. The incoming President of the Board of Directors selects the person he or she feels exemplifies the qualities that Lee Blustin demonstrated.

2020 Installation and Recognition Event

The 2020 incoming NSBA President will be The Hon. Megan E. Goldish and the Board of Directors is excited to announce that The Hon. Jesse Reyes will be this year's recipient of the L. Sanford Blustin Award.

This year's event will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2020 via Zoom. Please visit the event page to register and find the most up to date details of the event.



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L. Sanford Blustin Award

Lee Blustin was a past president and one of the founders of the
NSBA during its origins as the Niles Township and North Shore Bar Association. He was the NSBA photographer, who developed and provided copies of photos to everyone involved at his own expense. 

His obituary described him as a renaissance man and he was involved in many organizations; the Chicago Civic Opera among others.

The award in his honor is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the legal community, not necessarily to an attorney.

L. Sanford Blustin Award Past Recipients Include:

Hon. Steven J. Bernstein
Robert A. Clifford
Joel T. Daly
Sheriff Thomas J. Dart
Hon. Grace Dickler
Hon. Timothy J. Evans
Hon. James P. Flannery, Jr.
Herbert H. Franks
Hon. Margaret O'Mara Frossard
Dr. Jill Glick

Hon. Allen S. Goldberg
Terrence Hake
Dodie Hofstetter
Hon. Matthew Kennelly
Hon. Thomas L. Kilbride
Hon. Mary Ann McMorrow
Hon. Thomas R. Mulroy
Rev. Thomas Proprocki
Hon. Shelley Sutker-Dermer
Police Chief Charles Wernick


2019 Installation & Recognition Dinner

The L. Sanford Blustin Award was presented to The Honorable James P. Flannery, Jr. and The Honorable Patrick J. Heneghan was installed as NSBA President.

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