Patrick Fitzgerald, a Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, will lead the CBF’s 8th Annual Investing in Justice Campaign. The Campaign, which kicks off the week of March 3rd and runs throughout the month, is a communitywide effort through which thousands of lawyers and legal professionals from all segments of the legal community come together and make financial contributions to build the capacity of our overburdened pro bono and legal aid system.
Over the last seven years, the legal community has contributed $8.5 million through the Campaign, 100% of which has gone directly to support pro bono and legal aid organizations through CBF grants. 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. We look forward to another successful Campaign this year under the incredible leadership of Patrick Fitzgerald.