The IEJF administers grants funded by three distinct state appropriations.  Click below for the most recent awards.

Civil legal aid grants
IL-AFLAN grants
Cannabis Expungement grants

Call 855-452-3526 to speak to an attorney if you are a veteran, service member, national guard, reservist, spouse or dependent in need of civil legal aid.

Learn more about the IL AFLAN

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New Leaf Illinois is a network of 20 non-profit organizations throughout the state who provide legal representation and other resources to help individuals seeking to expunge cannabis convictions from their records.

Find Out if Your Case is Eligible

We need your support!  Individuals & organizations throughout Illinois help us build a larger & more stable base of state funding for legal aid.  Learn how you can help.

We're thrilled to welcome Tyrina Newkirk as the IEJF's new program officer! Tyrina will manage our growing grant portfolio. Prior to joining the IEJF, she was the Community Programs Manager at Susan G. Komen–Chicago. Meet Tyrina in our Jan. newsletter: https://bit.ly/3qMQIIs

The IEJF benefitted greatly from the leadership of @josephjtorres of @JennerBlockLLC. He sums up why legal aid funding is so vital: "We can't expect people to trust the legal system if it remains unavailable to those without the resources to access that system." #IEJF20

This year, turn over a new leaf & join the hundreds of Illinoisans who have already begun the cannabis expungement process.

#NewLeafIllinois can help you clear your eligible cannabis record. Get started at https://newleafillinois.org/

A true community-based organization, @uplcchicago leverages the law to affect social change. We're proud to have funded their eviction defense work and saved people from homelessness. #IEJF20

"The legal aid community knew the need for their help would be dire, as COVID-19 pummeled the economy and left people financially strapped, unemployed and unable to pay their rent." Read more about @CovidHelpIL and the vast need we are trying to address: https://www.chicagotribune.com/real-estate/ct-re-illinois-covid-help-line-tt-1207-20201208-jwzik63d5zcudf7ikseoib5ixu-story.html

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