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June 10, 2022

CBF Op-Ed Featured in Crain’s Chicago Business Equity Series

As part of their ongoing Equity series, which this month focuses on law, Crain’s Chicago Business is featuring an op-ed from several CBF leaders to emphasize the commitment and responsibility of our legal community to lead the way on ensuring the justice system is fair, equitable, and accessible to all Chicagoans.

Read the Crain’s Op-Ed…

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May 26, 2022

Innovation, Part 2: It’s Not Just About Technology

There are many myths and misconceptions about innovation, and one of the biggest is conflating the term with technology. As I talked about in last month’s part 1 of this post, technology indeed has a huge role in innovation, though not always in the way we might first think.

However, innovation is far more than technology. […]

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May 26, 2022

aba logoCBF Featured at Annual Equal Justice Conference

The ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference, the principal gathering for the many partners working on access to justice issues around the country, was held earlier this month in Minneapolis, and CBF programs were prominently on display.

“Effective Strategies for Serving Clients Above the Legal Aid Income Eligibility Level, Just Don’t Call It Low Bono”

This session focused on […]

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May 26, 2022

Passport to Chicago a Big Success at Its New Home!

Nearly 150 people in our legal community and beyond came together last week for the 9th annual Passport to Chicago event at a new venue, Dr. Murphy’s Food Hall. Located in the historic Old Cook County Hospital building, Dr. Murphy’s features a diverse range of independently-owned local food […]

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May 26, 2022

Nominations for the 2022 CBA/CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards are Now Open

Do you know an unsung lawyer or judge who is dedicated to using their talents and resources to improve access to justice in our community?  We are very fortunate to have many who fit that bill in Chicago’s legal community, and the annual CBA/CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards are designed to highlight their […]

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May 25, 2022

justicecorps 2020Illinois JusticeCorps Seeking Fellowship Applications

Going to court, whether in-person or remotely, can be an intimidating experience for people without lawyers. Being able to receive reliable and accurate information about the system is crucial and has become even more true with the ongoing changes to the court process necessitated by the pandemic. Illinois JusticeCorps, which the CBF originally pioneered and continues […]

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May 24, 2022

2022 Investing in Justice Campaign off to a Strong Start!

The Investing in Justice Campaign is in full swing, and we have been inspired by the early results. Of the firms and companies that have completed their internal campaigns, virtually all are reporting solid increases. And a special congratulations to the following firms that have already achieved 100% attorney participation: