CHICAGO (CBS) — The oldest African American bar association in the country has sworn in its new president.
Chicago attorney Cannon Lambert Sr. will serve as the new president of the Cook County Bar Association.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Hot And Sunny For Days To Come
Lambert was sworn in Friday night by Illinois Supreme Court Justice P. Scott Neville Jr.READ MORE: Thieves Steal Jeep With Woman Sleeping Inside In Edgewater As Rash Of Chicago Carjackings, Auto Thefts Continues
Lambert has been recognized in the National Black Lawyers Top 100. He represented the family of Naperville native Sandra Bland in a wrongful death lawsuit.MORE NEWS: Officers Shoot, Wound Armed Suspect In Bronzeville, Police Say
Lambert’s wife, Amy, children, Ivory and Cannon II, and his mother and father, Patricia and Robert Mathis, were all there to witness his swearing in as the organization’s 107th president.