Three More Trailblazing Attorneys Join JEP Network

On June 6th, the CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project welcomed its nineteenth cohort into the program. These three attorneys— Nick Hafen, Kadijah Hall, and Braden Tilghman —are eager to start innovative, socially conscious firms focused on helping people in the middle market access affordable legal help. The new JEPers join over 60 attorneys currently in the JEP Network.

The 18-month program kicked off a few weeks ago with a boot camp during which participants build a business foundation and learn everything they need to know to hang their shingle for a new kind of practice. After boot camp, participants will meet once a week for six months and receive additional business training and mentoring that builds on the foundation laid during boot camp.

Nick Hafen will focus his practice solely on consumer debt and Kadijah Hall will focus her practice on real estate, estate planning, and probate. Both attorneys will sharpen their legal skills and knowledge at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. Braden Tilghman is building a practice focused on serving small businesses in the Auburn Gresham and Englewood communities and will do his pro bono residency at Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.

We’re excited to welcome these three enthusiastic attorneys into the JEP family. Please say hello, wish them well, and keep the JEP Network in mind for referrals!