News Tag: Investing in Justice Campaign


April 18, 2022

Investing in Justice: Giving People the Peace of Mind They Deserve

Teresa, an older adult from Chicago’s Southwest side, initially came to the Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL) seeking assistance in obtaining guardianship of her adult son with autism. However, as she started the process with CDEL, she learned of the many other services she needed that the organization could provide her.

After successfully navigating […]

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March 24, 2022

A Message from Investing in Justice Campaign Chair Carrie Di Santo

Dear Colleagues:

As we witness the invasion of Ukraine unfold, it is easy to feel despair about the state of the world and feel powerless to change it, but we do have power here in Chicago to make a difference.

The Campaign gives us the opportunity to come together with our peers in the legal community and […]

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February 24, 2022

Carrie Di Santo of CME Group to Chair 2022 Investing in Justice Campaign

The CBF is excited to announce that Carrie Di Santo, Managing Director, Head of ERM & Global Chief Compliance Officer, CME Group and a longtime leader in this work, will lead the 16th annual Investing in Justice Campaign.

The Campaign is the CBF’s annual initiative that rallies Chicago’s entire legal community around our common cause of helping […]

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August 10, 2021

2021 Investing in Justice Campaign Another Big Success

More than 4,000 lawyers and legal professionals came together to contribute $1.4 million in the 2021 Investing in Justice Campaign.  With the exemplary leadership of Gil Soffer, Chicago managing partner of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 130 law firms, corporate legal departments, and other law-related organizations participated in this year’s Campaign to help raise awareness and much-needed […]

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March 3, 2021

Gil Soffer to Chair 2021 Investing in Justice Campaign

The CBF is excited to announce that Gil Soffer, managing partner at Katten Muchin & Rosenman LLP, will lead the CBF’s 15th Annual Investing in Justice Campaign. The Campaign is the CBF’s annual initiative that rallies Chicago’s entire legal community around our common cause of ensuring that everyone has access to necessary legal help, not just […]

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September 24, 2020

sean berkowitzInvesting in Justice Through Thick and Thin

A message from Sean Berkowitz, 2020 Investing in Justice Campaign Chair

Thanks to your dedicated leadership, I am pleased to announce outstanding results for this year’s Investing in Justice Campaign despite the unprecedented circumstances we all find ourselves facing today. At a time when it is needed more than ever, more than 4,200 attorneys and legal […]

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April 22, 2020

A time for Chicago’s legal community to lead

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.

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April 21, 2020

Your Foundation at Work in the Pandemic—April 2020

As we hit the six-week mark since the Coronavirus upended our lives, the CBF has been hard at work helping to move the court system to remote access and adapt the way we deliver legal services, support that work, and help others during this crisis. The way our legal community has quickly stepped up to this challenge has inspired us, and following are just a few highlights of the important work you have been making possible during this time.

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April 1, 2020

investing in justice homepage banner 2020Our Legal Community’s Time to Lead

The last several weeks have felt like we are living in an alternate reality. And while we all are dealing with some level of upheaval in our firms, our families, and our companies, we are actually the lucky ones. When compared to those in our community — many of whom live at or below the […]

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March 20, 2020

Through This Together, Stronger on the Other Side

As we all continue to adapt to our worlds being turned upside down in the span of less than two weeks, our legal community’s leadership on access to justice will be more important than ever in this time of heightened need. And the CBF already is stepping up our efforts to bring our community together around this common cause to tackle the many emerging challenges and opportunities this crisis is generating.

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