Jesse Ruiz, Partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, will lead the CBF’s 11th Annual Investing in Justice Campaign. The Campaign, which kicks off the week of March 6th and runs throughout the month, is an annual initiative 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 than 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 goes directly towards CBF grants to dozens of pro bono and legal aid organizations. Over the past ten years, the Investing in Justice Campaign has raised more than $13 million. Thanks to that generosity and the ongoing success of the Campaign, tens of thousands of low-income and disadvantaged people have been able to get necessary legal assistance, and the justice system continues to work better for everyone. Coming off of last year’s recordbreaking success, we look forward to another successful Campaign under the exemplary leadership of Jesse Ruiz.