Eric Slepak joined the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation as the Grant Data Administrator in February 2023. In this role, Eric will oversee the development and administration of grant processes, as well as tracking, analyzing and reporting on grant program data.
Eric’s career has focused on improving access to justice. Prior to joining the IEJF, he was Associate Director for Resolution Systems Institute, a longstanding IEJF grantee. In that role, he led the rapid response development of eviction mediation programs in Kane, Winnebago, and Kankakee counties to address the housing crisis created by COVID-19. During his tenure at RSI, he also oversaw their foreclosure and child protection mediation programs, and played a major role in a number of special projects involving online dispute resolution, intimate partner violence, and parenting agreements, among others.
Throughout law school and as a young lawyer, Eric’s primarily focus was on advocacy for individuals with disabilities. He has held internships and fellowships with Equip For Equality, The Legal Aid Society (NYC), and the Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY).
Eric received his Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. He and his family reside in the Kenwood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side.