IL Equal Justice Foundation Awards $2.4M to Legal Aid Groups

Press Release - January 12th, 2018

On December 5, 2017 the Board of Directors of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) approved grants totaling $2,465,000 to 34 Illinois civil legal aid providers. Grants were made possible with funding from the state appropriation for civil legal aid as well as settlement funds awarded to the IEJF by Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

IL Equal Justice Foundation Awards $2.4M to Legal Aid Groups2020-04-14T15:29:41+00:00

IL Armed Forces Legal Aid Network Launches

Press Release - November 7th, 2017

Civic leaders gathered today to announce the launch of the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN), the first-ever statewide hotline and network of legal support services for Illinois veterans, active-duty military, National Guard, reservists, and their dependents.   Through the IL-AFLAN, veterans and military personnel can obtain free legal help for urgent family, housing and consumer problems, as well as issues such as discharge upgrades and benefit appeals.

IL Armed Forces Legal Aid Network Launches2020-04-14T15:31:44+00:00

IL Equal Justice Foundation Elects FY 2017 Officers

Press Release - July 13th, 2016

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF), the not-for-profit entity responsible for distributing, monitoring and protecting the state appropriation for civil legal aid for low-income families and individuals, proudly announces its leadership team for fiscal year 2017.

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State Proclamation Honoring IEJF Founding Trustees

News Release - June 30th, 2016

THEREFORE, I, Bruce Rauner, Governor of the State of Illinois, do hereby recognize the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation and its Founding Trustees Michael A. Pope, Timothy L. Bertschy and Christine M. Ory for the vital role they play in increasing access to the civil justice system for all Illinoisans, regardless of income. Bruce Rauner, Governor, State of Illinois

State Proclamation Honoring IEJF Founding Trustees2020-04-14T15:34:25+00:00

Rauner Issues State Proclamation Honoring IEJF Founding Trustees

Press Release - June 27th, 2016

Governor Bruce Rauner has recognized the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation and its Founding Trustees Michael A. Pope, Timothy L. Bertschy and Christine M. Ory for the vital role they play in increasing access to the civil justice system for all Illinoisans, regardless of income.

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Memorial: Phil Rock

Memorial - February 2nd, 2016

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) was deeply saddened to receive the news of the passing of former Illinois Senate President Phil Rock.

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IL Equal Justice Foundation Hiring Program Director

Job Posting - November 9th, 2015

The IEJF seeks a highly motivated individual to manage new project for veterans/active military as well as increase the organization’s grant-making capacity. Applications are due November 30.

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Illinois Equal Justice Foundation Awards $1.3M to 16 Legal Aid Groups

Press Release - January 13th, 2015

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) announced awards today of over $1.3 million in grants to 16 not-for-profit organizations providing legal assistance to Illinoisans in crisis. Four organizations were added to the grant list this year.

Illinois Equal Justice Foundation Awards $1.3M to 16 Legal Aid Groups2020-04-14T15:37:59+00:00