BWMK Partner Elizabeth A. Kaveny Elected Second Vice President of Illinois Bar Foundation

CHICAGO, August 12, 2014 – Elizabeth A. Kaveny, a partner with the Chicago law firm of Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny, has been elected as second vice president of the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Kaveny represents catastrophically injured victims of medical negligence and their families, with a focus on women and children's issues. She has been an active member and officer of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Women's Bar Association of Illinois.

She received a B.S. degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., in 1988 and her J.D. degree cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland in 1992.

The mission of the Illinois Bar Foundation is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. This year, the Foundation will distribute close to $400,000 in grants to legal aid organizations across the state of Illinois, and in Lawyers Care Fund support to attorneys and their families in need. The Illinois Bar Foundation is located at 20 S. Clark St., Suite 910, Chicago, IL 60603, and the phone number is (312) 726-6072.