Justice Society


Through the CBF Justice Society you can make a distinct and long-term impact in creating a justice system that is more fair, accessible, and efficient for everyone in our community through innovative initiatives like the Justice Entrepreneurs Project and the Circuit Court of Cook County Resource Center for People without Lawyers. You and your fellow Justice Society members make it possible for the CBF to make the longer-term investments in groundbreaking programs like these that drive systemic improvements in access to justice and have a deep and lasting impact.

In exchange for your significant investment in justice, you will receive timely, relevant information about the work you care most about. As a member of the Justice Society, you will also receive meaningful opportunities to connect with similarly dedicated peers and learn more about the impact you are making in the community.

The Justice Society includes several gift levels of three-year pledges to ensure that everyone has an  opportunity to make a personally meaningful investment in equal justice for all. The top three tiers of the Justice Society represent the Abraham Lincoln Circle of Justice, the Justice Society’s premier donor circle.

Justice Society Membership Levels

Lincoln Circle Platinum

$30,000 pledge over 3 years
$10,000 annually

Lincoln Circle Gold

$15,000 pledge over 3 years
$5,000 annually

Lincoln Circle Silver

$7,500 pledge over 3 years
$2,500 annually


$4,000 pledge over 3 years
$111.11 monthly/$1,333.33 annually


$2,000 pledge over 3 years
$55.55 monthly/$666.66 annually


$1,000 pledge over 3 years
$27.77 monthly/$333.33 annually

Current Justice Society members can make their contribution online or by sending a check to:

The Chicago Bar Foundation
321 S. Plymouth Court, Suite 3B
Chicago, IL 60604

For more information, contact Maggie McEldowney at mmceldowney@chicagobar.org or 312-554-1247.

All contributions to the CBF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law and count towards the Illinois Supreme Court's Pro Bono Reporting Rule.
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