Investing in Justice Campaign

The Investing in Justice Campaign is the CBF’s annual initiative that rallies Chicago’s entire legal community around our common cause of ensuring that everyone has access to necessary legal help, not just people 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 each year.

100% of individual contributions to the Campaign directly support the work of more than 30 pro bono and legal aid organizations and related initiatives, enabling them to provide critical legal assistance to tens of thousands of people in need which has only grown more important during the ongoing pandemic.

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 Emme Veenbaas at eveenbaas@chicagobarfoundation.org or 312.554.1247 to learn more.