The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) was deeply saddened to receive the news of the passing of former Illinois Senate President Phil Rock. Phil served as a founding Board member of the IEJF, a nonprofit organization charged with the distribution of the state appropriation for civil legal aid. After his tenure on the Board, Phil co-chaired with former Governor James Thompson the IEJF’s Equal Justice Illinois Campaign, a bipartisan advocacy effort to increase state funding of civil legal aid. Phil served as a leader in the IEJF’s advocacy work to ensure that Illinois’ most vulnerable residents have equal access to the justice system.
The Illinois legal aid community and the clients it serves are deeply grateful for Phil Rock’s tireless commitment, generosity, wisdom and candor.