News Tag: CBF Staff


May 4, 2021

New CBF Director of Development Opportunity

Do you know someone looking for an opportunity to help take the CBF and access to justice to the next level? The CBF is in the market for a new Director of Development to join our team. The Director will own responsibility for significant portions of our fundraising program working collaboratively with the Executive Director, […]

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April 20, 2021

Welcome Melanie and Introducing Our New CBF Staff Leadership Team

It has been a time of transition at the CBF as we said goodbye to our longtime Associate Director, Dina Merrell last month. However, with change comes new opportunities, and we are pleased to announce a new CBF leadership team who will work closely with CBF Executive Director Bob Glaves to lead the CBF into […]

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March 24, 2021

dina merrellOur Heartfelt Thanks to Dina!

The end of March will mark the end of the era at the CBF when our longtime Associate Director Dina Merrell moves on from Chicago and from the CBF after a truly amazing 16+ year run.

Our friends and partners at CARPLS did a great tribute to Dina this month that included great quotes from many […]

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February 22, 2021

elena dennisThank You Elena and Good Luck!

February brought the bittersweet news that our Director of Development & Communications, Elena Dennis, is going to be leaving us at the end of the month for a new position with LINK Unlimited Scholars. LINK Unlimited is an impressive organization helping African American youth to succeed in high school and beyond, and Elena will have […]

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January 20, 2021

hiring post graphicThe CBF is Hiring a New Associate Director for Grants & COO

After 16 years of exemplary leadership and great work for the CBF, Dina Merrell will be leaving Chicago and leaving the CBF for new horizons.

We will have more to say about this bittersweet news and the tremendous impact Dina has made during her tenure soon, but we are now in the market for a new […]

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October 1, 2020

Jessica BednarzJessica Bednarz Named to Law Bulletin’s 40 Under 40

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. […]

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March 17, 2020

Thank you Trevor, and Welcome Samoane!

It’s been a bittersweet month at the CBF. After four and a half years as Director of the CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project, Trevor Clarke has left the CBF to become a full-time Executive Director at Working Bikes, a non-profit organization that gives donated bicycles new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local […]

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December 30, 2019

jep logoCBF Seeks JEP Community & Training Manager

The Justice Entrepreneurs Project Community & Training Manager will be responsible for serving as the point person for and manager of the JEP Network, Managing and continually evaluating the JEP curriculum, mentoring program and knowledge management tools, and developing user-friendly and accessible resources for public education and outreach.  The CBF offers a competitive salary, […]

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December 14, 2018

cbf staff collageCBF Staff Share a Common Passion for Justice

Over the course of 70 years, the CBF has gone through quite an evolution to become the organization it is today one focused on improving access to justice through grants, community leadership, and policy advocacy in the courts and legislative process. For nearly half of the CBF’s existence, there was no need for staff offices […]

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November 1, 2018

We’re Hiring!

The CBF seeks a Development & Administrative Coordinator to join our team.

The Development & Administrative Coordinator plays a key role in supporting the development team, assisting in database management, and performing administrative tasks crucial to a well-functioning office. An integral member of the CBF Development Team, this position provides administrative and strategic support to the Development Team and also supports the Associate Director and the Senior Manager of Finance & Operations. The CBF offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and flexible work environment. Learn more…

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