News Tag: JusticeCorps
September 20, 2018
Every year in Cook County, over one million criminal cases are filed. They range from low-level misdemeanors to serious felony charges, and everything in between. Most of these cases are heard at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse located at 2650 S. California in Chicago. Victims, family members, probationers, and the criminal defendants themselves churn […]Tags: Courts | JusticeCorps | Pro Se read more ...
July 31, 2018
Through the CBF’s work to make the courts more user-friendly and accessible for the growing number of people without lawyers, it became clear that court patrons often have a more immediate challenge than the legal issue that brought them there. People coming to court on their own often have a difficult time navigating a building […]Tags: CBF 70th Anniversary | Courts | JusticeCorps | Pro Se read more ...
November 19, 2015
Ford Heights, located in southern Cook County, was once pegged as America’s poorest suburb. Three of its neighboring towns now claim the highest suburban poverty rates in Illinois: Harvey, Robbins, and Chicago Heights, all of which fall within the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court’s Sixth Municipal District in Markham.
Markham is a busy courthouse with a large unmet need, and its compact space enhances that challenge. In fact, it is also the only district in Cook County that has additional court call locations in 12 village halls and police departments. For people without a lawyer to guide them through the process, it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle.
Your support of the CBF Investing in Justice Campaign has helped build a network of court-based services in Markham that provide legal assistance to thousands in need for evictions, collections, and other matters.Tags: Court Help Desks | Courts | Grants | Investing in Justice Campaign | JusticeCorps | Pro Se read more ...
January 20, 2015
CBF Report January 2015
A Year of Impact That You Made Possible
Thanks to your generous support of the CBF, 2014 saw impressive progress in the fight to make the justice system more fair and accessible for everyone in our community. You can be proud of the impact you are making through your Foundation. Below are just a few highlights, and you can learn more about this important work and how you can get more involved by visiting chicagobarfoundation.org. Thank you again for coming together with your colleagues from throughout the legal community to make a difference.Tags: CBA Record | Court Help Desks | Events | Investing in Justice Campaign | JEP | JusticeCorps read more ...
October 3, 2014
CBF Report September 2014
What Can We Help You With Today?
This is the phrase heard over and over in the concourse level of the Daley Center, as court patrons visit the new Circuit Court of Cook County Resource Center for People Without Lawyers. The Center is a major milestone in the longer-term effort to make the court system more user-friendly and accessible for people without lawyers, a key goal of both the CBF and the Circuit Court.Tags: CBA Record | Court Help Desks | Courts | JusticeCorps | Legal Aid Organizations | Pro Se | Resources | Success! read more ...