Jennifer Burgess, counsel in Seyfarth's Labor & Employment department in Chicago, received the Volunteer of the Year award from the Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL).

Hundreds of supporters gathered in Chicago for CDEL's "Light Up the Loop" Winter Awards Benefit where attendees honored 2020 award winners and celebrated CDEL's accomplishments. Burgess received the Volunteer of the Year award for her tireless pro bono work with CDEL's Senior Center Initiative (SCI) program. At SCI power of attorney workshops, CDEL representatives prepare powers of attorney for health care and property, as well as Illinois living will declarations, for low-income seniors at senior centers throughout Cook County.

CDEL provides free legal services to low-income seniors and people with disabilities throughout Cook County. They focus their efforts on matters related to financial and housing stability, estate planning including end-of-life planning, divorce, and adult guardianship. You can learn more here.