News Tag: JEP


November 9, 2020

Newly Minted JEP Alumni Ready to Grow and Serve

Last week the CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project celebrated the graduation of the May 2019 cohort, the thirteenth cohort of participants to successfully complete the 18-month program. The graduates include Mahdis Azimi, Nikki Donnelley, Chelsea Herring, Courtney Kelledes, Michael Norton, Mitha Rao, and January Stramaglia. All seven graduates have built socially conscious and innovative businesses targeting middle-income people […]

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October 5, 2020

JEP Applications are Open

The CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project is seeking entrepreneurial and social justice-minded applicants for its next class of participants who will begin the program in January 2021. 

The JEP prepares talented and entrepreneurial lawyers in the Chicago area to build innovative, socially conscious, and thriving law practices serving low and middle-income legal consumers and small businesses. We believe in the power […]

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September 17, 2020

jep participantJEP Helps Small Businesses Navigate the Pandemic

As small businesses wrestle with the unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic, the CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP) hosted a free virtual workshop for the small businesses in the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce earlier this month. “Ask JEP: Navigating Legal Relationships in a Time of COVID” was designed to help these businesses understand and respond […]

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May 15, 2020

growthplay screenshot jepJEP Welcomes New Cohort of Socially-Conscious Attorneys

On May 4, the CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project welcomed its fifteenth cohort into the program. These six attorneys—Veronica Canton, Sergio Juwa, Seth McCormick, Ashley Rodriguez, Kimber Russell and Salam Zaidan—are eager to take on the immense challenges and need created by COVID-19 by starting innovative and socially conscious practices helping low- and middle-income people and […]

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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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February 11, 2020

jepy award presentationJEPY Awards Celebrate Innovation

Stars of the CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project, friends, supporters and community partners gathered February 10th at Lagunitas Taproom & Brewery to celebrate innovative practices, expanded access to legal services, and lawyering with panache. The 4th Annual JEPY Awards, created by former JEP Director Trevor Clarke, honored the great work JEP attorneys are doing, recognizing attorneys […]

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January 29, 2020

JEP Accepting Applications for Participants

The CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project is seeking entrepreneurial and public interest-minded applicants for its next class of participants who will begin the program in May 2020.

The JEP prepares talented and entrepreneurial lawyers in the Chicago area to build innovative, socially conscious, and sustainable law practices serving low and moderate-income clients. We believe in the power of […]

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December 30, 2019

CBF 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 16, 2019

JEP moveJEP Has All the Moves

We are excited to announce that the CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project has officially moved its headquarters to 73 W. Monroe, Suite 100. After a wonderful 6-year run in the lofty, heavy timber office space just west of Union Station, the JEP is keeping it moving and getting closer to the action in the Loop. […]

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November 19, 2019

Fourteenth Cohort of JEPers Kick Off 18-month Incubator Program

A few weeks ago, the CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project welcomed five fantastic attorneys into the program. The “Fab Five,” as they’ve come to be known, are excited to build the type of client-centric firms that embody the principles of the JEP, committed to providing affordable services to the underserved. The new JEPers will join over […]

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