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As the charitable arm of the CBA, The Chicago Bar Foundation brings the legal community together to improve access to justice for people in need and make the legal system more fair and efficient for everyone.

The CBF’s mission recognizes that taking a leadership role to ensure equal access to justice is our common cause as a profession, and that we can make a distinct impact in advancing that cause by the legal community coming together through the CBF.

Thousands of individual lawyers and other dedicated individuals, more than 200 law firms and companies, and many other committed partners make the CBF’s work possible.  Thanks to that strong leadership and support, the CBF awarded about $3 million in grants this past year and continues to play a lead role in a number of innovative access to justice initiatives.

You can learn more on our website about the CBF’s acclaimed work and the comprehensive strategic plan that guides it, as well as the CBF’s consistent track record of impact.