News Tag: CBF in the News
November 24, 2020
CBF Joins Cook County, Circuit Court, and Other Partners to Launch Groundbreaking Program for Eviction and Consumer Debt Cases
A new Early Resolution Program (ERP) that will provide legal help for thousands of people in Cook County facing eviction and consumer debt issues was officially launched yesterday at a press conference hosted by the County.
The program is part of a broader new initiative for housing and debt issues, Cook County Legal Aid for Housing […]Tags: CBF in the News | Courts | Legal Aid Organizations | Remote Access read more ...
October 1, 2020
Congratulations to Jessica Bednarz, CBF Director of Innovation & the JEP, on being named one of this year’s Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s 40 Under 40 recipients. Jess joins a very distinguished group of 2020 honorees, and we are incredibly proud of all the work she has done to improve access to justice in our community. […]Tags: CBF in the News | CBF Staff read more ...
May 17, 2020
This op-ed appeared in Law360 on May 17, 2020.
By Jeffrey Stone | McDermott Will & Emery LLP
As the coronavirus pandemic has turned our entire world upside down over these past few weeks, it has been heartwarming to see the way so many have stepped up to help the people who are most impacted. Bringing groceries to an elderly neighbor, supporting food pantries that are suddenly seeing a surge in demand, and doing a little extra to support our favorite local restaurants and their employees are just a few of many examples.Tags: CBF in the News | Law Firms | Leadership Circles | Legal Aid Funding read more ...
April 22, 2020
This letter appeared in Crain’s Chicago Business on April 22, 2020.
More than ever, we need to step up for our community’s dedicated pro bono and legal aid organizations and the people who depend on them.Tags: CBF in the News | COVID-19 | Investing in Justice Campaign read more ...
October 18, 2019
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
By Maddie Kilgannon
The Chicago Bar Association and The Chicago Bar Foundation are geared up to host Pro Bono Week 2019 starting Monday, honoring lawyers’ pro bono efforts and highlighting the impact of their work in the community.
Read the article at Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.Tags: CBF in the News | Pro Bono | Pro Bono Week read more ...
February 26, 2019
The American Bar Association recently featured an article touting the potential “win-win” benefits of limited scope representation in the January/February 2019 issue of its GPSolo magazine. The article was penned by CBF Director of Innovation & Training Jessica Bednarz and CBF Director of Pro Bono & Court Advocacy Samira Nazem. They highlight that the […]Tags: ABA | CBF in the News | Limited Scope | Resources read more ...
July 26, 2018
In an op-ed in Crain’s Chicago Business, CBF President Carrie Di Santo and CBF Executive Director Bob Glaves lay out why the Chicago legal community needs to commit to doing things differently and how that will expand legal assistance for people left out of the market now.
While the causes of the current failure in the market for legal services are complex and long in the making, the urgency for change could not be clearer. Unfortunately, too many lawyers don’t see the problems firsthand in their practices and thus cling to long-held traditions despite stark evidence that the current system is not working for the majority of the public.Tags: CBF in the News | Legal Innovation read more ...
June 5, 2018
We are proud to share that the CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project was featured in the latest issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine. In Meeting the Needs of the Middle Market, JEP Director Trevor Clarke focuses on how the JEP has grown and evolved in recent years to meet its goals of expanding access to affordable legal help for low- and moderate-income people by helping lawyers establish innovative, sustainable firms serving that population. The article discusses innovations the JEP employs, and how it shares lessons and resources to be a model for other incubators nationwide.
Read the full article at Law Practice.Tags: CBF in the News | JEP | Legal Innovation read more ...
May 18, 2018
The CBF is proud to be featured in the Social Innovations Journal’s most recent edition, Chicago’s Social Innovations, Social Enterprises, and Public Private Partnerships. We are humbled to be included among the many other innovative projects and programs, which together demonstrate how Chicago is a leading force in the international social impact and social policy movement.Tags: CBF in the News | Future of the Profession | JEP | Legal Innovation read more ...
July 18, 2017
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
By David Thomas | Law Bulletin staff writer
Not all attorneys can dedicate themselves to pro bono or public-interest work, but every attorney regardless of his or her practice can show up.
You can show up at legal clinics. We can show up at our legal clinics and our firms, said Gary K. Wachtel, a senior director at Discover Financial Services. We just have to continue to show up, giving our time, expertise and resources, and give profound help to those in need.
Wachtel’s comments came after he was announced as the recipient of the Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award at The Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation’s annual pro bono and public service luncheon. Read the article…Tags: Anderson Fellowship | Awards | CBF in the News | Morsch Award | Pro Bono | Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon read more ...