Better Angels Award

The Family Law and Policy Program is pleased to partner with the U of I Family Law Society to honor caring professionals who bring compassion to cases that can be fraught with strife.  The Better Angels Award is named after a quote from President Abraham Lincoln: “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched … by the better angels of our nature.” (Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address, March 1861)


Upcoming Honoree:

Judge Jane Waller
On April 2, 2018 Judge Jane Waller will be honored as the second recipient of the Better Angels Award for her commitment and service to families. 


Past AWARD honoree:

Judge Arnold Blockman
On October 18, 2016 the Family Law and Policy Program and Family Law Society presented Judge Arnold Blockman with the inaugural Better Angels Award for his steadfast compassion for the family.