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2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients

Nicholas Lira Lisle – 2021 HLSF Board of Trustees Scholarship

Nicholas is a third-year law student at Chicago-Kent College of Law completing the Labor and Employment Law Certificate. He graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University, where he double majored in Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies. Nicholas is an active student leader, serving as Vice President of his law school’s Labor Employment Law Society, Student Editor of the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report, and on the Chicago-Kent’s Hispanic-Latinx Law Student Association Executive Board. He also received the CALI Award for Future Excellence in Workplace Alternative Dispute Resolution. Nicholas has experience in public sector human resources and in the nonprofit sector. For several years, he has served on the Next Generation Committee of the Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants, working to diversify the local government profession through university outreach–he has been a guest speaker at DePaul, UIC, IIT, and the American Society for Public Administration. Nicholas is currently a law clerk at The Fish Law Firm, a labor and employment law firm in Naperville. He intends to focus his legal career on labor and employment law and help guide employers on employment practices and facilitating more inclusive work environments. The HLSF scholarship will help Nicholas manage the expense of law school, allow him to focus on preparing for the bar exam this summer and preparing to embark on his legal career. HLSF proudly welcomes this future Latino lawyer to its network and the overall community of Latino lawyers.

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