Governor Jim Thompson: A Legal Aid Champion
The IEJF joins Illinoisans this week in mourning the passing of Governor Jim Thompson. Gov. Thompson’s leadership as co-chair of the Equal Justice Illinois campaign was vital to increasing state funding for legal aid.
As he said in our original campaign video, “One of the most fundamental promises government makes is equal justice under law.” The legal aid community is grateful for his dedication and support in ensuring more Illinois residents have access to the justice system.