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February 23, 2016

YLS Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament 10 Years of CBF Support

On Friday, January 30, the CBA Young Lawyers Section hosted its 10th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to benefit the CBF. Nearly 100 attorneys, judges, law students, and others from the legal community came together at the Chicago Cultural Center for a night of competition, camaraderie, and charity.

The CBF would like to thank the YLS for organizing […]

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November 10, 2015

Thanks for Making this Year’s Fall Benefit a Big Success!

Thank you to everyone who made the 19th Annual Fall Benefit at The Field Museum a big success! Over 2,000 people from Chicago’s legal community came together on Saturday, November 7 to support and celebrate the CBF’s mission (alongside Sue!). The casual, family-friendly event featured tasty comfort food, unique kids’ activities, a sprawling silent auction, live music, open bar, complimentary parking, and access to the museum’s many popular exhibits, including the newest permanent exhibit, Cyrus Tang Hall of China, and special exhibit Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice AgePhotos from the event show smiles all around.

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November 6, 2015

Pro Bono Week 2015: Rise Above Your Narrow Confines

The Chicago Bar Association and the CBF co-sponsored the 11th Annual Pro Bono Week from October 26 to 30, 2015, with the theme Rise Above Your Narrow Confines. Olga Pribyl, vice president of the Special Education Clinic and Pro Bono at Equip for Equality, and Z. Scott, partner at Kaye Scholer LLP, co-chaired the Week.

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August 20, 2015

The Globe Trotting Flag

The CBF flag sees yet another mountaintop! Past CBF board president Kimball Anderson and Karen Anderson (of the Anderson Fellowship) brought the CBF flag along on their adventures trekking the Peruvian Andes. Above they’re pictured with the flag high above Machu Picchu, and the photo at bottom right was snapped at 15,000 feet. This […]

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May 21, 2015

Investing in Justice Campaign Sets New Records

Many thousands of people in the Chicago area will receive much-needed legal help thanks to the record-breaking success of this year’s Investing in Justice Campaign.

A new record of 147 law firms, corporate legal departments and other law-related organizations participated in this year’s Campaign, which was chaired by Brett Hart, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at United, Inc. More than 4,700 individual attorneys and legal professionals contributed more than $1.45 million, both of which also are new records for the Campaign.

The thousands of individual contributions to the Campaign leverage hundreds of thousands in additional funding for this work as well. This year’s Campaign will yield more than $2 million in grants to 34 pro bono and legal aid organizations thanks to a number of generous matching contributions from participating firms and companies and additional foundation and government funding the CBF is able to leverage through the Campaign grants process.

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May 6, 2015

2nd Annual Passport to Chicago a Big Success

On Friday, May 1, more than 175 guests attended the CBF’s 2nd Annual Passport to Chicago at Kendall College, a culinary tour of various neighborhoods of the Windy City with dishes presented by members of the Kendall College Competition Club. The creations were paired with an appealing selection of regional beer and wine supplied by Midwest Wine Selections.

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February 6, 2015

CBA Young Lawyers Section’s Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament Still Going Strong

On Friday, January 30, the CBA Young Lawyers Section hosted its 9th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to benefit the CBF. Nearly 100 attorneys, judges, law students, and professionals from the legal community came together once again at the Standard Club for a night of competition, camaraderie, and charity.

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November 3, 2014

Pro Bono Week 2014 Recap

The Chicago Bar Association and the CBF co-sponsored the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Pro Bono Week from October 20-24, 2014, with the theme of Lifting Lives, Strengthening Access. Margaret C. Benson, the Executive Director of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, and the Honorable Michael B. Hyman, a Justice on the First District Appellate Court, led the 10th Anniversary Celebration. E. Lynn Grayson, a Partner at Jenner & Block LLP, and Matthew A. Passen, a Partner at Passen Law Group, co-chaired the Week.

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October 3, 2014

What Can We Help You With Today?

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.

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July 9, 2014

2014 Investing in Justice Campaign Sets Records Across the Board

The collective effort and generosity of Chicago’s legal community made this year’s Investing in Justice Campaign another resounding and record-breaking success. 146 law firms, corporate legal departments and other law-related organizations participated in this year’s Campaign, and more than 4,300 individual attorneys and legal professionals contributed more than $1.3 million, all record amounts.

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