Mary is actively involved in the Chicago legal community. She recently served as Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, leading 9,000 members and over 50 community service projects. She has also been a regular columnist for The Record, writing on the future of the legal profession and trends in the industry. Mary believes in supporting the community through the work of the Chicago Bar Foundation, where she serves on the board. She is also a board member of the Federal Bar Association and the Alliance for Women, where she leads a mentoring program. Fluent in French and a proud Francophile, Mary also enjoyed her many years on the board of Groupe Professionnel Francophone.
"As lawyers, we are social engineers, with a job to passionately advocate for our clients but not at the expense of civility and respect."