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Press Release - August 9, 2013
Welcomes Three New MembersAt its Annual Meeting on June 26, 2013, the Board of Directors unanimously elected Daniel P. Broadhurst of Natoma Partners, LLC as President, Margaret A. Daley of Duff & Phelps as Vice President, Richard M. Levin of Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Treasurer and Joseph Torres of Winston & Strawn as Secretary. The Board also elected three new members: Dorothy Capers of US Foods Inc., Kendric Cobb of Caterpillar Inc. and Keith Emmons of Meyer Capel. New members are eligible to serve two three-year terms.
Press Release - May 24, 2012
Study Shows Economic Benefits of Civil Legal AidThe Chicago Bar Foundation and the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation released a report today to inform policymakers and other stakeholders about the tangible economic benefits of legal aid. The report, Legal Aid in Illinois: Selected Social and Economic Benefits by the Social IMPACT Research Center, provides a snapshot of the economic return legal aid providers produce for their low-income clients and other Illinoisans.
Press Release - April 25, 2013
Deadline for comments is May 31The Grant Committee of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) has released a draft of its fiscal year 2014 grant criteria for public comment. The IEJF distributes funds allocated by the Illinois General Assembly to non-profit organizations that provide civil legal aid to low-income families, seniors and veterans throughout the state. According to the guidelines set by the Illinois Equal Justice Act (30 ILCS 765/) passed in 1999, the IEJF makes grants in five categories: legal information for the public; self-help legal assistance projects; mediation; telephone advice and referral services; and civil legal assistance. The only changes recommended by the Grant Committee involve report and other deadline dates.
Press Release - June 13, 2012
Despite recent study demonstrating economic benefit to Illinois(Chicago)…The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) reports that the state appropriation for civil legal aid was cut 20% from $1.75 million to $1.4 million in the budget recently passed by the General Assembly. The appropriation was slashed 50% from $3.5 million in 2010. This latest cut comes a week after a study was released detailing the economic benefits that civil legal aid provides the state. The report, Legal Aid in Illinois: Selected Social and Economic Benefits, was commissioned by the Chicago Bar Foundation and the IEJF and researched by the Social IMPACT Research Center. It provides a snapshot of the economic return legal aid providers produce for their low-income clients and the state at large.
Illinois Equal Justice Foundation Awards Grants to 14 Organizations Providing Civil Legal Services To Low-Income Residents Statewide
Press Release - January 22, 2013