2020 Investing in Justice Campaign Facts, Statistics & Stories

 

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Legal Aid Committee—Selected Highlights 2019

Each year, the CBA’s Legal Aid Committee compiles their program, litigation, and policy highlights from the year before and this year’s booklet is as inspiring as ever! 2019 was a big year for legal aid organizations and the clients they serve—from individual cases where a legal aid attorney saved someone’s home, family, and livelihood, to […]

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Legal Aid in Illinois: Selected Social and Economic Benefits

In addition to the fundamental impact of legal aid in helping to ensure equal access to justice, a new study published by The Chicago Bar Foundation and the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation found that legal aid in Illinois produces almost a 2:1 return on investment. Using a limited sample, the study found that legal aid services produced economic benefits of more than $70M in a year.

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Legal Aid in Cook County: A Report on Basic Trends in Need, Service and Funding

This 2010 report addresses the current demand for legal aid services, how services are being provided and where funding comes from for this work.

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Investing in Justice: A Framework for Effective Recruitment and Retention of Illinois Legal Aid Attorneys

This 2006 study published by The Chicago Bar Foundation and the Illinois Coalition for Equal Justice takes an in-depth look at the work of legal aid attorneys and the recruitment and retention of this group of dedicated lawyers.

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The Legal Aid Safety Net: A Report on the Legal Needs of Low-Income Illinoisans

The 2005 Legal Aid Safety Net report examines the legal needs of the poor, the effectiveness of current legal aid in meeting these needs, and identifies steps that could be taken to maximize the effectiveness of legal aid.

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