News Tag: CBF in the News|JEP


September 2, 2015

Bridging the gap

What can the UK legal system learn from the Chicago Bar Foundation’s innovative Justice Entrepreneurs Project?

The American Bar Association conference July 30-August 4 in Chicago brought in representatives from around the world, including Chairman of the Bar Council of England and Wales, Alistair MacDonald. Intrigued by the concept of the Justice Entrepreneurs Project, which he visited, MacDonald penned his thoughts on the program and whether it would work in the UK legal system. Read his article Bridging the gap in Counsel Magazine.

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March 4, 2015

Solo practitioners cite benefits of legal incubators

San Diego Daily Transcript
By Lyle Moran

As the longtime owner of San Diego Music Studio, Robin Sassi says that being a small-business owner can be lonely and isolating.

So after Sassi graduated from California Western School of Law a few years ago, she hoped to work at a law firm where she would have colleagues with whom she could share the ups and downs of being a new lawyer.

But after months without finding a job, Sassi started doing legal work on her own.

It was during that time, in 2012, when she was approached about joining California Western’s planned Access to Law Initiative, an incubator providing space and training for new lawyers wanting to serve clients of modest means.

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February 27, 2015

Crain’s Chicago Business Covers MacArthur Foundation Grant to JEP

A February 26 article (paid) in Crain’s Chicago Business focused on the CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project and a recently announced $400,000 grant the program received from the MacArthur Foundation.

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March 10, 2014

Justice Entrepreneurs Project and Nora Endzel Featured in Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Innovation

Blue Sky Innovation, the Chicago Tribune’s new site for news related to innovation and entrepreneurship, featured the Justice Entrepreneurs Project and JEP participant Nora Endzel in a recent video. Nora talks about how JEP lawyers are embracing a new kind of legal practice, through innovative pricing models, collaboration and technology. Watch the video…

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January 23, 2014

Chicago Tonight Spotlights CBF’s New Incubator Program

The Justice Entrepreneurs Project was featured on the January 23rd broadcast of WTTW’s Chicago Tonight. Carol Marin interviewed CBF Executive Director Bob Glaves and JEP participant Katrice Hall, who discussed the goals of the program and how it is reinventing the traditional legal practice. Watch the video…

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January 17, 2014

What Do You Get When You Mix A Lawyer With An Incubator?

A Chicago Grid article about the Justice Entrepreneurs Project focuses on some of the innovative new practice models like fixed fees and a la carte services that the program participants are using to build sustainable practices. JEP lawyers Conor Malloy and Trevor Clarke are featured. Read the article here.

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January 13, 2014

Training New Lawyers to Start Affordable Law Firms

A January 13th Bloomberg Businessweek article about the Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP) describes how the new CBF project is translating the tech incubator concept for the legal community. JEP participant Nora Endzel is featured. Read the full article here.

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