Kimberly M. Halvorsen (left), lawyer at Clifford Law Offices and co-chair of the My Hero Lend-a-Hand Awards, is pictured with former WGN personality Merri Dee, mistress of ceremonies, at the recent awards luncheon. The Judge Marovitz Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program supports the legal community's resources to promote best practice mentoring and tutoring programs in disadvantaged communities. Since its founding in 1995, more than $1.4 million in grants has been awarded by the organization. Among this year's recipients was the Hon. Charles E. Freeman of the Illinois Supreme Court.