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State Proclamation Honoring IEJF Founding Trustees

News Release - June 30, 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

Memorial: Phil Rock

Memorial - February 2, 2016

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

IEJF Elects Officers for FY 2015

Press Release - August 11, 2015

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF), the not-for-profit entity responsible for distributing and monitoring the state appropriation for civil legal aid for low-income families and individuals, announces its leadership team for fiscal year 2015.

Illinois Equal Justice Foundation Awards $1.3 million in Grants to Legal Aid Groups

Press Release - March 4, 2014

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) announced awards today of over $1.3 million in grants to 13 not-for-profit organizations providing legal representation, information, and advice to Illinoisans in legal crisis. The grants range in scope from funding for web-based legal information resources and telephone advice hotlines to mediation and full-scale litigation