Elizabeth Lazzara and John Sciaccotta Serving as Campaign Vice Chairs for the 2019 Investing in Justice Campaign

04.26.19

Aronberg Goldgehn members Elizabeth O. Lazzara and John C. Sciaccotta are serving as Campaign Vice Chairs for the 2019 Chicago Bar Foundation’s Investing in Justice Campaign, which kicked off on March 4, 2019.

The campaign is a communitywide effort through which thousands of individual lawyers and legal professionals at Chicago-area law firms, corporate legal departments and other organizations of all sizes come together each year beginning in March to raise much-needed funds for pro bono and legal aid services in the Chicago area.

Aronberg Goldgehn is among more than 150 Chicago-area law firms, corporate legal departments and other law-related organizations participating in the 2019 Chicago Bar Foundation Investing in Justice Campaign. The Campaign runs through late May 2019.

All funds raised go directly toward CBF grants to more than 35 pro bono and legal aid organizations enabling them to provide critical legal assistance to tens of thousands of people in need.

Contributions Help:

  • Strengthen Chicago’s pro bono and legal aid organizations
  • Enable dedicated lawyers to pursue and remain in careers in legal aid
  • Maximize opportunities for pro bono lawyers to effectively supplement the work of their legal aid counterparts
  • Make the courts more user-friendly and accessible for people in need

Linda T. Coberly, Chicago Managing Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, is Chair of the 2019 Investing in Justice Campaign.

“Unfortunately, many people in our community can’t afford to pay for legal help when they need it most,” said Coberly. “This has dire consequences for them, their families, and our justice system as a whole. Everyone deserves access to justice—not only those who can afford to hire a lawyer. Through the CBF’s Investing in Justice Campaign, [we] can do something about that.”

The Investing in Justice Campaign is the largest campaign of its kind anywhere in the country. Since its inception in 2007, the Campaign has raised more than $16 million, which has leveraged millions more in additional funding through the CBF’s Campaign grant process.

Those receiving services made possible by the Campaign include the elderly, disabled individuals, veterans, children, domestic violence victims, people at risk of losing their homes, immigrants fleeing persecution and abuse, and many other low-income and disadvantaged people in the Chicago area in need of legal assistance.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Campaign on the CBF website.

The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) mobilizes Chicago’s legal community to ensure that everyone in the Chicago metropolitan area has equal access to justice, particularly the low-income and disadvantaged people who most critically need the protections of the legal system. Through grants, advocacy, pro bono and partnerships, the CBF takes a system-wide approach to improving access to justice.

As the charitable arm of The Chicago Bar Association, the CBF’s work is made possible by the generous contributions of thousands of dedicated individuals, more than 200 law firms and corporations, and many other committed partners.



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