Judge Smith was a friend of the family for his entire career. He was a wonderful man, and I am grateful to carry on his legacy of helping others.
Libertyville, Illinois (PRWEB) September 18, 2014
Patrick A. Salvi has been selected as the honorary chair and recipient of the 2014 Judge Robert S. Smith, Jr. Humanitarian Award. Patrick Salvi is a trial lawyer and the managing partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. located in Waukegan and Chicago. Mr. Salvi will receive the award on Saturday October 4, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Libertyville, IL.
The Judge Robert S. Smith, Jr. Humanitarian Award is bestowed each year at the Lake County Justinian Society’s Red Mass. The award recognizes a person with the faith, compassion and humanitarian qualities of the late Judge Robert S. Smith, Jr. The award was inaugurated in 2010 after Judge Smith passed away in 2008. Judge Smith was once described as “the kindest judge, the kindest lawyer, the person who talked with a sweet voice and who took a loving approach to life.”
“I am extremely honored to receive this award,” said Patrick Salvi. “Judge Smith was a friend of the family for his entire career. He was a wonderful man, and I am grateful to carry on his legacy of helping others.”
Mr. Salvi, his firm and the Salvi Family Foundation have been generous supporters of charitable, not for profit and academic institutions for over 30 years including, Catholic Charites Legal Assistance, Prairie State Legal Services, Misericordia, Clearbrook, Methodist Hospitals, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Carmel Catholic High School, the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s University, and the Michael Matters Foundation.
Judge Smith was the founder of the Red Mass in Lake County, first held in 2000. A Red Mass is a mass celebrated annually in the Catholic Church for judges and lawyers as they begin a new term, traditionally held before the beginning of the Supreme Court term. A reception will honor Mr. Salvi on October 4th following the Fourteenth Annual Red Mass at 5pm. The event is sponsored by the Justinian Society of Italian-American Judges & Lawyers of Lake County, Illinois.