Michael Strauss '04 has been selected by the ISBA to receive the 2019-2020 Richard H. Teas Legislative Support Award. The award acknowledges an ISBA member’s meritorious service provided in support of ISBA’s legislative efforts in the Illinois General Assembly.
Strauss testified twice in 2018 before an Illinois House of Representatives committee and then in 2020 before an Illinois Senate committe. He also helped co-write the child support and maintenance statutes in the state.
The award is given in memory of Richard H. Teas, a long-time member of the ISBA Trusts and Estates Section Council, who contributed hours of his own time in analyzing, drafting, and testifying on legislation. He was highly respected by legislators and legislative staff for his competence, ethics, and diplomacy.