The CBF’s 10th Annual Investing in Justice Campaign officially kicked off the week of March 7th under the leadership of Campaign Chair Susan C. Levy, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Northern Trust.

The Investing in Justice Campaign is an annual campaign where the entire legal community comes together around our common cause as a legal profession—helping to ensure that everyone has access to necessary legal help, not just those who can afford it. Thousands of individual lawyers and legal professionals at more then 150 Chicago-area law firms, corporate legal departments, companies, and other law-related organizations participate in the Campaign.

100% of individual contributions to the Campaign go directly towards CBF grants to about 35 pro bono and legal aid organizations and enable them to provide critical legal assistance to tens of thousands of people in need.

Contributions help:

  • Strengthen Chicago’s pro bono and legal aid organizations
  • Enable dedicated lawyers to pursue and remain in careers in legal aid
  • Maximize opportunities for pro bono lawyers to effectively supplement the work of their legal aid counterparts
  • Make the courts more user-friendly and accessible for people in need

Justice People Deserve Not Just What They Can Afford

Over the past nine years, the Investing in Justice Campaign has raised nearly $12 million. The 2016 Campaign will again fund CBF grants that support a comprehensive range of legal services to many thousands of people in need including the elderly, the disabled, veterans, children, domestic violence victims and people at risk of losing their homes.

Thanks to the ongoing success of the Campaign, thousands of people in need are able to get critical help, and the justice system continues to work better for everyone, making our community a fairer and better place for all of us.

Law firms, corporations and other law-related organizations from throughout Chicago’s legal community can participate in the 2016 Campaign. Learn more in this overview or by contacting Amy Sings In The Timber at or (312) 554-1209.

All contributions to the CBF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law and count towards the Illinois Supreme Court's Pro Bono Reporting Rule.
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