Justice Entrepreneurs Project
- Expanding Practices and Access through Limited Scope
- Seeding Innovation in the Practice of Law
- Justice Entrepreneurs Project Accepting Applications
- JEP Attorney Ericka McFee Is a Pro Bono Champion
The CBF originally developed and launched the JEP—and continues to provide core funding and a variety of other support—to address a growing access to justice challenge in our community: the failure in the private market for legal services for low and middle-income people. JEP lawyers are building practices that offer fixed fees and flexible representation options, maximize technology and attorney-client collaboration, and leverage existing but previously untapped referral networks.
To date, the JEP has helped more than 50 attorneys build sustainable businesses serving this market. In the past year alone, JEP attorneys helped more than 4,000 low to middle-income clients and brought in over $4 million in revenue in the process. In addition to the direct impact of that work, the CBF is identifying successful and replicable practice models and helping to spread these innovations to the broader legal market. Dozens of organizations across the country and beyond already have adopted the JEP model or leveraged JEP resources to improve access to legal services in their own communities.
To learn more, contact Trevor Clarke, JEP Director, at (312) 546-9939 or email@example.com, or Jessica Bednarz, JEP Director of Innovation & Training, at (312) 554-8022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.