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In Memoriam of Juli Wilson Marshall: Team in Training Participant

Wednesday, 9 May 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Many of you have heard the story of how Juli was participating in the St. Anthony’s Triathalon a couple of weekends ago and that during the swim portion, she suffered injuries that lead to her death.  She rode Tahoe’s century last year with Team in Training, and I recall meeting her.  I offer my deepest condolences to the Marshall family, extended family, friends,  my fellow TNT colleagues/athletes, and Juli’s firm colleagues. Instances such as these are never intelligible. My friend and fellow cycling sister attended the funeral; I regret that I was unable to be present.

The following was taken from Juli’s firm here in Chicago, IL:

In Memoriam of Juli Wilson Marshall (1959-2007)

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and colleague Juli Wilson Marshall on May 2. A partner in our Chicago office and part of the Latham family for more than two decades, Juli was 48 years old.

She spent many years at the forefront of issues concerning the use of technology in the legal profession. As the founding chair of the firm’s Technology Committee, Juli was a strong advocate for Latham’s continuing integration of technology into our daily practice. Her leadership in the technology area extended outside the firm as well, where she co-chaired the Law Journal Extras’“Internets / Intranets / Extranets” legal conference, served as keynote speaker at a PriceWaterhouseCoopers “Legal Tech Conference” and contributed in many ways to the dialogue on emerging legal and technology issues in our profession. Juli served on multiple firm committees, including as one of the founding members of the Marketing Strategy Committee and most recently as Global Chair of the Recruiting Committee from March 2005 through March 2007. As Recruiting Chair, Juli brought her unique understanding of both technology and youth to our recruiting efforts. The innovations she implemented — such as our Recruiting Flash Drives and the LathamConnect Web portal — allow us to speak to the newest generation of attorneys in their own tech-savvy, multimedia language. She also focused us on playing to our strongest differentiator as a firm: our people. Advocating the importance of exposing the best recruits to as many Latham attorneys as possible during their callbacks, Juli oversaw two enormously successful years of recruiting and became a familiar face to Latham attorneys, summer associates and recruits across the firm.

Passion for Her Family and Her Community. 
Juli’s passion for life, her family and her community were readily apparent. Her children were her priority, and she strongly believed in empowering them each to discover their own individual paths. She always made time to get away with her family, and had been a well-traveled child herself growing up in Germany, Iran, Korea, Japan, New York and Maryland. As those familiar with the Asian décor of her office and her Japanese language skills can attest, she had a deep appreciation of foreign cultures which she loved to share with others. Juli’s focus on children extended into her pro bono activities as well, where she worked to advance the interests of disadvantaged and disabled children. She most recently led a team of our Chicago attorneys fighting for the civil and educational rights of a disabled high school student suffering from Rett Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder. Juli also spearheaded a major project to address mental health issues for child victims of Hurricane Katrina. Working with a renowned child psychiatrist and a team of dedicated Latham colleagues, Juli helped form the K.I.D.S. (Kids in Disaster Situations) Alliance, a grassroots consortium to enhance communications among those with a vested interest in children’s mental health in the Gulf Coast region.
It will come as little surprise that even in her final days, Juli was working for a cause. As a participant in the St. Anthony’s Triathlon in St. Petersburg, Florida last Sunday, Juli was a member of Team-in-Training, a program that raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She had previously worked with Team-in-Training to complete a 100-mile bicycle ride last year around Lake Tahoe.
Words cannot begin to describe the countless ways in which Juli made a positive impact on so many lives. Our hearts go out to Juli’s family and the many others who were an important part of her life. Our many fond memories of Juli will live on. While she may no longer be with us, she will never be forgotten.

Obituary, Funeral and Contribution information
MARSHALL, JULI WILSON
Published May 6, 2007
Juli Wilson Marshall, 48, died May 2, 2007, a resident of Lake Forest, beloved wife of Robert J. Marshall; loving mother of Melissa, Bobby, Haley and Michaela; cherished daughter of George and Alice Wilson; caring sister of Thomas, George Jr., Patrick and Sean; dear daughter-in-law of the late Cyril and Diana Marshall; fond sister-in-law of Jim Marshall. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the REACH Institute, 445 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10025. Visitation 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 at Wenban Funeral Home, 320 E. Vine Avenue, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9 at The Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Interment Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. Info: Wenban Funeral Home, 847-234-0022.

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