Welcome to the Illinois Bar Foundation

Programs of the IBF


Lawyers Care


The Illinois Bar Foundation provides funding to not-profit organizations around the state of Illinois; supporting the following three objectives:
  • Enhancing the availability of civil legal aid to those of limited means
  • Encouraging pro bono legal work
  • Educating Illinois residents regarding their rights and responsibilities under the law

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    By offering monthly support, the IBF helps eligible attorneys and their families maintain modest but reasonable standards of living. This support helps keep them in their home, buy
    groceries, and pay for the essentials of living as they
    deal with these challenges.

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    The newest addition to the IBF's core programs is the Legal Fellowships. This new initiative will provide three recent law school graduates with a position at their alma mater's legal aid clinic. Funding has been approved for the following three schools:
  • Loyola University of Chicago Law School

  • Northern Illinois University School of Law

  • University of Illinois College of Law

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    Upcoming Events

    Profession of Leadership Dinner

    On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, the Sangamon County Bar Association, Government Bar Association, Central Illinois Women's Bar Association, and Lincoln-Douglas American Inn of Court, in conjunction with the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, are coming together as a united Profession of Leadership to recognize attorneys who have been practicing 50 years or more. In addition, a portion of the funds raised from the evening’s event will be donated to the Illinois Bar Foundation.

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield
    6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

    To register for the event, please contact Jennifer Ascher at 217.544.1144 or by email at jmascher@sorlinglaw.com.

    DuPage County Fellows Reception

    On Thursday, February 26, 2015, The IBF in conjunction with the DuPage County Bar Foundation will be hosting a reception to honor a distinguished member of the The Fellows. Look for more information including ticket prices and sponsorship opportunities soon!

    Lawyers Rock the Double Door

    On Thursday, March 5, 2015, Lawyers Rock returns for another year of great music and lots of fun. This event will be held at The Double Door in Chicago.

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