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90_HR0498 LRB9012240CBcb 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the House of Representatives are 3 honored to recognize significant milestones in the lives of 4 people of this State; and 5 WHEREAS, It has come to our attention that Debra B. 6 Walker is being installed as President of the Women's Bar 7 Association of Illinois; and 8 WHEREAS, A farmer's daughter from Carthage, Ms. Walker is 9 a 1982 magna cum laude Accountancy alumnus of the University 10 of Illinois; as an undergraduate, she was named to Beta Alpha 11 Psi; she immediately passed the CPA examination and worked in 12 public accounting for two years at McGladrey & Pullen in 13 Champaign; and 14 WHEREAS, She attended the University of Illinois College 15 of Law, where she was selected the Outstanding Woman Law 16 Graduate for the Class of 1987; during law school, Ms. Walker 17 was secretary and president of the International Law Society, 18 the American Bar Association law student representative, 19 Client Counseling Competition Chairman, and Negotiations 20 Competition Founder and Chairman; she was also a law clerk at 21 Meyer, Capel, Hirschfeld, Muncy, Jahn & Aldeen in Champaign; 22 and 23 WHEREAS, Following graduation from law school, Ms. Walker 24 gained litigation experience with the Chicago law firm of 25 Williams & Montgomery, Ltd.; she joined Brydges Riseborough 26 in April of 1993, and since July of 1996 Ms. Walker has been 27 associated with Clausen Miller P.C.; and 28 WHEREAS, Ms. Walker was appointed to the University of 29 Illinois College of Law Board of Visitors in 1993 after 30 having co-chaired the Law Alumni fund drive; in 1995, she was 31 appointed the charter chairman of the University of Illinois -2- LRB9012240CBcb 1 College of Law Recent Alumni Advisory Board; Ms. Walker is a 2 founding member of the College of Law's Cribbet Society, a 3 member of the University of Illinois President's Council, and 4 a life-time member of the University of Illinois Alumni 5 Association; she was recently presented the University of 6 Illinois College of Law Outstanding Alumni Award for Alumni 7 Service; and 8 WHEREAS, Ms. Walker is a past president of the North 9 Michigan Avenue Business & Professional Women's Network, a 10 member of the State board of directors for the Illinois 11 Federation of Business & Professional Women, the first vice 12 president of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, and a 13 member of the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois State Bar 14 Association; and 15 WHEREAS, Ms. Debra B. Walker is indeed worthy of our 16 highest praise; therefore, be it 17 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 18 NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we 19 congratulate Ms. Debra B. Walker on being installed as 20 President of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois and 21 extend to her our sincere best wishes for the future; and be 22 it further 23 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 24 presented to Ms. Debra B. Walker.
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