HSPRD congratulates Lauren Phyllis Buford on being sworn in to the board of directors for the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois following a highly competitive selection and appointment process.
Ms. Buford’s practice focuses on the defense of hospitals, nurses, and physicians in medical malpractice matters. She joined the firm in 2018. Over the course of her career, she has obtained the dismissal of clients during the discovery phase of litigation, resolved disputed claims through mediation and successfully tried jury and bench trials. Ms. Buford also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she teaches a 1L course on diversity, inclusion, and the legal professional entitled Professional Identity Formation.
The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, one of the oldest and largest bar associations in the state of Illinois, was first established in 1914 by nine women lawyers practicing in the Chicago Metropolitan area. It was founded to promote the interests and welfare of women lawyers and also to aid in the enactment of legislation for the common good and in the administration of justice. Its activities have always been divided between important social and political issues facing women attorneys and the practical need to help its members gain legal employment.