Service

 

TO THE PROFESSION AND THE ACADEMY

 

American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA)

  • ASPPA Annual Conference Planning Committee, Member (2012–2014)
  • The Plan Consultant (formerly called ASPPA Journal), Senior Editor (2005–2006), Editorial Board (2006– 2013)
  • asap communications committee, Chair (2004–2006)
  • ASPPA Great Lakes Benefits Conference, Steering and Executive Committees, Member (2004–2013)

 

American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law

  • Welfare Plans–Technical and Statutory Regulations Subcommittee of the Employment Benefits Committee, Co-Chair (2010–2013)
  • Employee Benefits Law, with BNA, Chapter Rewrite Editor (2005–2006)

 

American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law

  • Long Term Care, Medicaid, and Special Needs Trusts Committee of the Elder Law, Disability Planning and Bioethics Group, Vice-Chair (2011–2013)

 

American Bar Association Section of Taxation

  • Membership and Marketing Committee, Vice-Chair (2009–2012)
  • Important Developments in Employee Benefits Law, Section of Employee Benefits, Editor (2008–2012)
  • The Practical Tax Lawyer, with ALI, Member of Editorial Board (2005–2008)
  • Young Lawyers Forum, Chair (2003–2005)

 

Association of American Law Schools

  • Section of Law and Mental Disability, Programming Chair (2014-2015)
  • Section on Employee Benefits, Chair (2011–2012)
  • Section on Aging Law, Chair (2012–2013)
  • Section on Post-Graduate Legal Education, Member of Executive Committee and Mentorship Chair (2012-2013)

 

Chicago Bar Association

  • Board of Managers, Member (2009–2011)
  • Employee Benefits Committee, Chair (2009–2010)
  • Financial and Investment Services Committee, Chair (2005–2006)
  • Finance Committee of the Board of Managers, Member (2004–present)
  • Association's Officers Nominating Committee, Member (2004–2007)
  • Young Lawyers Section of the CBA, Treasurer (2003–2004),
  • Young Lawyers Section of the CBA, Director (2001–2003)
  • Young Lawyers Section of the CBA, Employee Benefits Committee, Founding Chair (2000 - 2002)
  • Young Lawyers Section of the CBA, Estate Planning Committee, Co-Chair (1999–2000)

 

Chicago Sister Cities International, China Committee

  • Shanghai Social Exchange Subcommittee of the China Committee, Co-Chair (2013–2018)
  • Co-leader of delegation of 8 Chicagoan professionals that travelled to Shanghai in October 2017 to learn how they provide support to their aging population

 

Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies Division of the Cook County Circuit Court

  • Member, Task Force (2010–present)
  • Legal Support Subcommittee (2011–present)
  • Training and Education Subcommittee (2011–present)

 

Engaging Speakers

  • Professional Member (2016–2018)

 

Greater Chicago Chapter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals

  • Board of Directors of the Greater Chicago chapter of the SFSP (2016–present)

  • Director of Membership (2016)

  • Director of Professional Advancement (2017)

  • Faculty Liaison for The John Marshall Law School through its University Partners Program (2012–2015

 

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

  • NAELA Illinois chapter, Member of Board of Directors (2012–2013)
  • NAELA Journal, Student Articles Editor (2010–2012)
  • Academic committee, Member (2010–2012)
  • NAELA News, Member of Editorial Board (2011–2012)

 

Retirement Income Industry Association

  • Member, Research committee (2015-2017)
  • Special Advisor to the Board (2010–2017)

 

Society for Human Resource Management

  • Member National Society (2016–present)

  • Member of the Chicago chapter (2016-2018)

 

The Chicago Bridge

  • Member (2014–present)
 

 

TO THE COMMUNITY (VOLUNTEER AND PRO BONO ACTIVITIES)
 

The East China University of Political Science and Law's Research Center for People with Disabilities

  • Member of the Advisory Board (2014–present)

 

Rush University

  • Member of Data Safety Monitoring Board for a National Institute of Health-funded suicide intervention project in Chicago’s Chinese community (2014–present)

 

The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center

  • Supervisor of law student interns (2013-2014)
  • Volunteer Attorney (2015–2016)

 

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism's Lawyer-to-Lawyer program

  • Mentor to various newly-admitted attorneys (2011–2014)

 

The Sino-American Research Center for an Aging Population (a collaboration between The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, and the East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai)

  • American Director (2010–2015)

 

Center for Disability & Elder Law

  • Volunteer, coordinator of law students who work at the Pro Se Guardianship Help Desk for externship credit hours (2010–2013)

 

Serving Our Seniors program (The American Bar association Young Lawyer's Division's 2010- 2011 national public service project)

  • Volunteer, editor of the training manual (2010–2011)

 

VITA tax payer assistance program, The John Marshall Law School

  • Volunteer, (2010–2013)

 

Chicago Bar Association

  • Volunteer, pro bono Employee Benefits Counsel and advisor for the Association's employees (2009– present)

 

Chicago Bar Foundation

  • Member, Young Professionals Board (2003–2005)

 

AidsCare

  • Member, Board of Directors (2001–2005)