November brought the bittersweet news that our Associate Director of Pro Bono & Programs, Elise Tincher, would be leaving us in December to be the Assistant Director of Public Service and Pro Bono at the University of Chicago Law School.
Elise led the CBF pro bono efforts during her time at the CBF, including the annual CBA/CBF Pro Bono Week and the Annual Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon, and in that role worked with the Circuit Court and other partners to start a new pro bono program in the Court’s Law Division. She also played a central role in the innovative and nationally acclaimed Cook County Legal Aid for Housing & Debt (CCLAHD) program.
We wish Elise well in her next act and look forward to continuing to work with her in her new role.
Brian Budzicz will join the CBF staff as the new Associate Director for Pro Bono & Programs in mid-January. More on Brian next month!