Director of Advocacy & Engagement
Angela Inzano joined the CBF staff in August 2015. As Director of Advocacy & Engagement, Angela manages the day-to-day operation of the CBF Legal Aid Academy and the CBF Pro Bono Support Program, and assists with the CBF’s legislative and policy advocacy work. Angela also staffs the CBF’s Young Professionals Board, the CBA’s Legal Aid Committee, and supervises CBF interns.
Prior to joining the CBF, Angela was a Staff Attorney and the Policy Project Coordinator at The Family Defense Center. In that role, she was responsible for coordinating the Center’s policy program, parent empowerment program, and a statewide attorney network. She additionally represented families in DCFS investigations and administrative appeals directly and through training and support of pro bono attorneys. Prior to the FDC, Angela was a Public Interest Fellow at Lambda Legal.
Angela earned her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, cum laude, and also received her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and English, summa cum laude, from Loyola. While at Loyola Law, she was a student coordinator (and later an adjunct professor) at the school’s Life After Innocence clinic, a fellow at its Center for the Human Rights of Children, and a student lawyer at its Civitas Child Law Clinic.
Angela has authored several articles on issues ranging from school discipline to cyberbulling to wrongful convictions. She also has given presentations on issues relating to DCFS to the Illinois legislature, and created a presentation for a human trafficking task force conference.
She serves on Loyola’s undergraduate and law alumni boards and successfully completed the Chicago Marathon in 2012. She enjoys traveling, politics, and is a novice “foodie.”