News Tag: Fellowships & Scholarships
September 25, 2018
In the past 15 years, cy pres awards directed to the CBF have made a tremendous impact in our work to make the justice system more fair and efficient for all. One award gave the CBF the opportunity to launch the groundbreaking, 10-year CBF Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship program, designed to help make it […]Tags: CBF 70th Anniversary | Fellowships & Scholarships | Sun-Times Fellowship read more ...
August 24, 2018
Throughout our 70-year history, the CBF has been fortunate to receive a number of planned gifts from generous members of the legal community. A good example was a gift Eleanor Moses made to the CBF in 1975 in memory of her husband and in honor of her son, […]Tags: CBF 70th Anniversary | CBF Supporters | Fellowships & Scholarships read more ...
August 15, 2018
Shannon Glover, an incoming first-year law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, was recently awarded the 2018 CBF Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholarship. The 16th CBF Marovitz Scholar in the program’s history, Shannon joins an impressive group of future and practicing lawyers who are passionate about helping vulnerable people in our community get the legal help they need.Tags: Fellowships & Scholarships | Marovitz Scholarship read more ...
August 8, 2018
“Everybody can’t do big things, but we all can do little things that help others.”
That phrase was one of the trademarks of the late Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, both in word and deed. Throughout his distinguished life and career, Judge Marovitz, or “Judge Abe” to the many who knew him, was a firm believer that financial need should not be a bar to dedicated young students who want to pursue careers in public service.
As we celebrate the CBF’s 70th Anniversary, we look back to a “little thing” Judge Marovitz did to help aspiring law students pursue their dreams of helping others–the CBF Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law School Scholarship. First awarded in 2004, the Marovitz Scholarship was made possible by a generous planned gift by Judge Marovitz.Tags: CBF 70th Anniversary | Fellowships & Scholarships | Marovitz Scholarship read more ...
July 10, 2018
As the CBF celebrates our 70th Anniversary, we look back to the beginning of the CBF Anderson Fellowship and the tremendous impact this program has made on the 15 Fellows honored to date and the thousands of Chicagoans who benefitted from the high quality legal help these dedicated lawyers have provided.
In 2003, then CBF President Kimball Anderson and his wife Karen set an extraordinary precedent for others in the legal community by creating the CBF Anderson Fellowship. The Fellowship provides significant loan repayment assistance to outstanding recent law school graduates and helps make it possible for them to pursue and remain in legal aid careers despite often overwhelming financial challenges. Since their original gift, the Andersons have continually renewed their support for this groundbreaking fellowship, which has inspired similar programs. Each year, the CBF awards one $50,000 fellowship (payable over 5 years) to help a newer lawyer repay their student loans, which can exceed their mortgage or rent payments.Tags: Anderson Fellowship | CBF 70th Anniversary | Fellowships & Scholarships | Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon read more ...
May 16, 2018
Illinois JusticeCorps is looking for applicants for full-time fellowship positions for the upcoming program year, August 2018 through August 2019.
Illinois JusticeCorps is an innovative AmeriCorps program through which college students and recent graduates provide procedural and other neutral assistance in the courts. Illinois JusticeCorps recruits, trains and provides the necessary support for these guides to make courts across Illinois more welcoming and less intimidating for people without lawyers.Tags: Apply or Nominate | Court Help Desks | Courts | Fellowships & Scholarships | JusticeCorps read more ...
August 23, 2017
Christen David Lee started each of his high school days on the bus from his home in Austin and North Lawndale to Lincoln Park High School. Outside the windows, he watched the blocks of vacant lots and dilapidated buildings of the city’s west side slowly change into an entirely different world, where mansions sat across the street from his school. Chris, recipient of the 2017 CBF Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholarship, was struck by the incredible inequalities of Chicago.Tags: Fellowships & Scholarships | Marovitz Scholarship read more ...
October 17, 2016
CBF Fellowships awarded to five legal aid attorneys will help them to pursue careers in public service and continue serving the most vulnerable people in our community
Five outstanding legal aid attorneys tonight became the final class of CBF Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellows. This program, in its tenth and final year, has made it more manageable for 50 legal aid lawyers to continue their careers in legal aid in the face of significant student debt loads. In doing so, the program has played a key role in improving access to justice for people in need and making the legal system more fair and efficient for everyone.
First awarded in 2007, this is the tenth and final year the CBF will award Sun-Times Fellowships. Through a generous $2 million cy pres award from a case involving the Chicago Sun-Times, in 2006 the CBF was able to create this 10-year Fellowship Program to provide significant loan repayment assistance to 50 legal aid attorneys in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Over 92% of the CBF’s Sun-Times Fellows remain in public service today.Tags: Fellowships & Scholarships | Sun-Times Fellowship read more ...
October 17, 2016
Prestigious $40,000 scholarship will help Amanda Insalaco achieve that dream
From a young age, Amanda Insalaco has aspired to a career in public service. As the first in her family to attend college, she graduated with honors and determined she wanted to pursue that dream as a public service lawyer. Tonight, she is one big step closer to realizing that dream after she received the 2016 Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholarship.Tags: Fellowships & Scholarships | Marovitz Scholarship read more ...
September 9, 2016
Congratulations to the outstanding legal aid attorneys selected to receive the 2016 CBF Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship:
- Lesley Arizmendi, Equip for Equality
- Adrian Barr, Prairie State Legal Services
- Graham Bowman, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
- Virginia Torres, Life Span
- Samoane Williams, First Defense Legal Aid