News Tag: CBF Staff


September 28, 2022

Welcome, Sunitha!

The CBF is excited to introduce the newest member of our team, Sunitha Vallinayagam. She will be joining the CBF as our new Programs & Administrative Coordinator. In this role, Sunitha will be responsible for supporting the leadership team, assisting in program management, and helping coordinate the work that is crucial to a well-functioning office.

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February 2, 2022

Welcome Elise & Mercedes!

The CBF is excited to welcome two new members to the CBF staff: Associate Director of Advocacy & Programs, Elise Tincher, and Program Manager for Illinois Justice Corps, Mercedes Boykin. Both Elise and Mercedes joined the CBF staff last month and have already proven to be integral members of the CBF team.

As Associate Director of […]

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December 17, 2021

Congratulations, Samoane!

We are excited to share that Samoane Williams has recently been promoted to Senior Manager of Training and the Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP)! The JEP is the CBF’s legal incubator program empowering lawyers to lead socially conscious law practices and innovative businesses that offer valuable, cost-effective legal services and products to consumers of all incomes.

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December 16, 2021

New CBF Manager of Programs & Advocacy Featured in ABA Journal

The ABA Journal highlighted new CBF Manager of Programs & Advocacy, August Hieber’s, previous work with older LGBT adults.

“Taking care of a community’s elders is a testament to the resilience of a community.”

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November 29, 2021

samira nazemThank You Samira and Congrats Cortney!

October brought the bittersweet news that our Associate Director of Advocacy & Programs, Samira Nazem, would be leaving us at the end of the month to become a Principal Court Management Consultant with the National Center on State Courts (NCSC). Samira will be joining another esteemed CBF staff alum, Danielle Hirsch, at the NCSC.

Since joining […]

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October 20, 2021

Welcome, August!

The CBF is excited to welcome our new Manager of Advocacy & Programs, August Hieber, who started with the CBF this month. August is responsible for supporting the CBF’s court advocacy, legislative advocacy, and pro bono programs.

August comes to the CBF after completing an Equal Justice Works fellowship at CDEL where they designed Proud to […]

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October 14, 2021

We’re Hiring!

The CBF seeks a Director of Finance & Operations to join our team.

The Director of Finance & Operations of The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) is responsible for the day-to-day management of the CBF’s finance, database and record keeping systems, other administrative duties, ensuring that the CBF runs smoothly and assisting with the CBF’s fundraising and […]

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October 8, 2021

New CBF Associate Director for Advocacy & Programs 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 Associate Director for Advocacy & Programs. The Associate Director plays a leadership role in the CBF’s efforts to develop and manage court based programs, promote […]

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July 26, 2021

Welcome, Sang!

The CBF is excited to welcome our new Director of Development, Sang Yup Lee, who started with the CBF this month. Sang will lead the CBF’s overall development efforts, including individual, law firm, and corporate giving. He will also run the CBF’s annual Investing in Justice Campaign.

Sang most recently served as the Development Manager for […]

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July 22, 2021

New CBF Senior Manager of Advocacy & Programs 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 Senior Manager of Advocacy & Programs. This position is responsible for supporting a number of programs related to court advocacy, legislative advocacy, and pro bono […]

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