News Tag: Student Debt Reform
January 25, 2021
Amidst the welcome national attention and commitments in the new Administration and Congress to tackle the student debt crisis, the CBF held a briefing this month to discuss long-term and sustainable solutions to this overarching problem.
As recent law graduates are fully aware, lawyers often leave school with significant amounts of debt. For those choosing higher-paying […]Tags: Advocacy | Loan Forgiveness | Student Debt Reform read more ...
August 17, 2020
As the CBF continues to support efforts to protect the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and to enact meaningful COVID-19 student debt relief measures, we also have ramped up our advocacy for a more comprehensive solution to the student debt crisis.
In the last few months, we’ve been fortunate to work with an incredible team of pro bono attorneys—led by Erin Turley and Allison Wilkerson at McDermott Will & Emery and David Whaley at Thompson Hine LLP–who have done great work turning the CBF’s proposals and ideas into actual legislative language.Tags: Advocacy | Student Debt Reform read more ...
April 25, 2019
The CBF was proud to once again join the Illinois State Bar Association in leading a group of dedicated volunteers from Illinois who traveled to Washington D.C. to take part in the American Bar Association’s annual ABA Day in Washington.
Each year, Congress considers legislation and budget issues
that impact access to justice, the court system, and the legal profession.
That’s why it is vital that leaders in our legal community in Chicago, and across Illinois, engage with our members of Congress on important issues impacting access to justice for Illinois residents.
January 14, 2019
Over the CBF’s first 70 years, advocacy at the federal, state and local levels has been a central part of our overall efforts to improve access to justice and make the legal system more fair and accessible for all. It has been quite a ride and has made a real difference, growing each year and with each new challenge.
So, what’s next, and why is it going to be even more important going forward?Tags: Advocacy | CBF 70th Anniversary | Legal Aid Funding | Simplification | Student Debt Reform read more ...
December 13, 2018
We occasionally get the question: why do you work on student debt reform isn’t the CBF’s advocacy focused on improving access to the justice system? In fact, mounting student loan debt in the United States is directly related to access to justice, and addressing it is a key strategy in leveling the playing field in […]Tags: Advocacy | CBF 70th Anniversary | Fellowships & Scholarships | Student Debt Reform read more ...
August 12, 2016
The CBF Advocacy Committee is exploring the potential for a comprehensive legislative solution to the student debt crisis. We’d like to get your feedback on our draft memorandum, which includes guiding principles, an overview of the current state of the problem, and an outline of proposed solutions. Let us know what you think by contacting Angela Inzano.Tags: Advocacy | Student Debt Reform read more ...