Investing in Justice Campaign

More than 4,000 lawyers and legal professionals came together to contribute $1.4 million in the 2021 Investing in Justice Campaign.  With the exemplary leadership of Gil Soffer, Chicago managing partner of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 130 law firms, corporate legal departments, and other law-related organizations participated in this year’s Campaign to help raise awareness and much-needed funding for pro bono and legal aid services in the Chicago area.

The 2021 Campaign will make possible more than $2 million in CBF grants and support for more than 30 pro bono and legal aid organizations and related initiatives. Thanks to the many generous matching contributions from participating firms and companies, the CBF is able to dedicate 100% of individual Campaign contributions to support these organizations and initiatives, and to leverage more than $700,000 in additional grant funding for these programs from CBF foundation and government partners.

Justice People Deserve, Not Just What They Can Afford

The Investing in Justice Campaign is the largest campaign of its kind anywhere in the country. Since its inception in 2007, the Campaign has raised more than $18 million, which has leveraged millions more in additional funding through the CBF’s Campaign grant process.

Those receiving services made possible by the Campaign include the elderly, disabled individuals, veterans, children, domestic violence victims, people at risk of losing their homes, immigrants fleeing persecution and abuse, and many other low-income and disadvantaged people in the Chicago area in need of legal assistance.

Thanks to the ongoing success of the Campaign, tens of thousands of low-income and disadvantaged people in our community are able to get necessary legal assistance each year, and the justice system continues to be better and fairer for everyone.

Law firms, corporations and other law-related organizations from throughout Chicago’s legal community can participate in the 2021 Campaign.

Contact Sang Yup Lee at slee@chicagobarfoundation.org or 312.554.8303 to learn more.