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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

IEJF Elects FY 14 Leadership Team

Press Release - August 9, 2013

Welcomes Three New Members

At 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.

Civil Legal Aid Programs Measure Their Impact

Press Release - May 24, 2012

Study Shows Economic Benefits of Civil Legal Aid

The 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.

Draft Grant Criteria Available for Public Comment

Press Release - April 25, 2013

Deadline for comments is May 31

The 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.