Chicago Tonight LogoChicago Tonight Spotlights CBF’s New Incubator Program

January 23, 2014
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The Justice Entrepreneurs Project was featured on the January 23rd broadcast of WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight”. Carol Marin interviewed CBF Executive Director Bob Glaves and JEP participant Katrice Hall, who discussed the goals of the program and how it is reinventing the traditional legal practice. Watch the video…

Chicago-Grid-logoWhat Do You Get When You Mix A Lawyer With An Incubator?

January 17, 2014
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A Chicago Grid article about the Justice Entrepreneurs Project focuses on some of the innovative new practice models—like fixed fees and a la carte services—that the program participants are using to build sustainable practices. JEP lawyers Conor Malloy and Trevor Clarke are featured. Read the article here.

Bloomberg-Businessweek2Training New Lawyers to Start Affordable Law Firms

January 13, 2014
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A January 13th Bloomberg Businessweek article about the Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP) describes how the new CBF project is translating the tech incubator concept for the legal community. JEP participant Nora Endzel is featured. Read the full article here.

Chicago-Daily-Law-BulletinBridging the ‘justice gap’

November 15, 2013
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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
By Roy Strom | Law Bulletin staff writer

As a master’s degree student studying theology, Conor Malloy wanted to help large groups of people liberate themselves from oppression.

But ministry wasn’t his thing. So he chose what he said is the next-most pervasive way to impact social justice: Helping low-and-moderate income families handle legal problems.

“The Jesuits really wanted to see me throw on a collar one day,” said Malloy, a former Loyola University Chicago theology student and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law graduate. “I don’t think I was meant for it. But I think I am doing something similar, just with a little more freedom.”

With the help of an initiative announced today by The Chicago Bar Foundation, Malloy might also end up with a little more money in his pocket. He is one of 10 inaugural members of the CBF’s Justice Entrepreneurs Project.

Chicago-Daily-Law-BulletinLegal-aid lawyers learn, then teach

October 16, 2013
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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
By John Flynn Rooney | Law Bulletin Staff Writer

On a Monday and Tuesday last week, 15 legal-aid leaders went through a training program on the ins and outs of trial skills.

The following three days, they taught the same program on opening statements, direct examinations, cross-examinations and closing arguments to about 40 legal-aid [...]

Chicago Bar Foundation sets fundraising record

May 31, 2013
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Chicago Volunteer Legal Services plans to use a $90,000 grant from The Chicago Bar Foundation for the most essential part of its budget — electricity, rent and the copy machine.

“General operating funds are incredibly important to us … A lot of foundations don’t want to pay for general (expenses), they want to pay for a special project, something they can put their name on,” said Margaret C. Benson, executive director of CVLS.

Moving forward past indifference to provide equal justice to all

April 19, 2013
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When we talk about The Chicago Bar Foundation’s (CBF) 7th annual Investing in Justice Campaign, we talk about making a difference. In a sense, though, it’s just as much about standing up to indifference. As lawyers, doing nothing about the lack of equal access to justice in our legal system for so many people in need is just not an option. We cannot stand silent or still on this issue. We must move forward.