The CBF was saddened to learn of the recent death of Belinda Belcher, who served as Executive Director of Uptown People’s Law Center for 22 years up until the time of her death. Belinda dedicated her life to the Law Center and fought hard to give a voice to the voiceless in our legal system.
Investing in Justice posts another fundraising record
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
By Jamie Loo | Law Bulletin staff writer
The Chicago Bar Foundation’s annual Investing in Justice campaign broke records again this year, raising $1.81 million and pushing the overall fundraising drive’s total past $10 million in eight years.
The money goes to pro bono and legal-aid services in the Chicago area.
It’s made a lot of good possible and is something the Chicago legal community can really be proud of, said CBF Executive Director Robert A. Glaves.
This past spring, 146 law firms, corporate legal departments and other law-related organizations took part in the campaign, an increase from 137 groups last year. More than 4,300 attorneys and legal professionals donated $1.3 million, and employers kicked in an additional $500,000 which is the highest amount ever raised in individual contributions.
2014 Investing in Justice Campaign Sets Records Across the Board
The collective effort and generosity of Chicago’s legal community made this year’s Investing in Justice Campaign another resounding and record-breaking success. 146 law firms, corporate legal departments and other law-related organizations participated in this year’s Campaign, and more than 4,300 individual attorneys and legal professionals contributed more than $1.3 million, all record amounts.
Application Available for the 2014 Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship
The CBF currently is accepting applications for the Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship, which provides significant loan repayment assistance to outstanding recent law school graduates who have chosen to pursue careers in legal aid or public interest law. The CBF awards five annual fellowships of up to $50,000 each. Applications are due Monday, July 21.
Help Us Honor Some Exceptional Attorneys on July 15
Join us for the Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, July 15 at the Fairmont Hotel. The awards presented recognize several of our profession’s unsung heroes from a broad cross-section of the legal community and their dedication to pro bono and public service. Learn more or buy tickets…
Nine New JEP Participants Begin, Bringing Program to Full Capacity
The Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP) recently started its third class of participants, bringing the program to capacity with a total of 29 participating lawyers. Chosen through a competitive selection process and hailing from seven different law schools, the new participants are: Anthony Abou Ezzi, Mark Almanza, Rachel Boehm, Cindy Campbell, Sivonnia Debarros, Stacey Dembo, Esther Lee, Paul Lytle and James Plucinsky.