Don’t Miss the Chicago Bar Foundation Fall Benefit

The annual Chicago Bar Foundation Fall Benefit is taking place this Saturday, November 18th. This casual, family-friendly event is the CBF’s biggest annual event. Taking place at the Museum of Science and Industry, this event includes exhibits and activities for kids and a silent auction. There is also delicious comfort food, an open bar and free parking.

Proceeds from this event will help CBF in their mission to ensure that the justice system is fair and accessible to everyone. You can find more information and purchase tickets here.

Also, don’t miss out on the silent auction. It is one of the best yet and you don’t have to come to the event to bid. Register yourself on the auction website and you will have the chance to bid on premier packages like:

  • Become a trainer for a day at the Shedd Aquarium
  • Travel down to St. Louis to watch the Cubs take on the Cardinals with a weekend package that includes watching the Cardinals’ batting practice on the field and visiting the dugout with Adam Wainwright! Hotel and dinner included.
  • Enjoy an in-home catered dinner for eight guests
  • Live it up in a skybox for a Blackhawks game against the LA Kings
  • Plus many more awesome sports tickets, restaurants, alcohol, and entertainment packages! There’s something for everyone here, so get the bidding started early!

    *Note: When you register, you can choose to receive text messages which will alert you to when you’ve been outbid so you don’t have to monitor the page on Saturday night – this is highly recommended for bidders who will not be in attendance!

2017 Pro Bono Week Oct 23-27

The Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation are holding their annual Pro Bono Week October 23rd – 27th.  Several complimentary events will be held. Law students and non-members are welcome to attend.

In 2005 the CBF, with the Chicago Bar Association, launched their annual Pro Bono Week to honor lawyers’ pro bono efforts and to educate the public and the legal community about how these lawyers are improving the lives of the less fortunate.   Pro Bono Week is just one part of the CBF’s year-round strategy to promote and support pro bono in our community.

You can find a full listing of the offerings and register here.


Chicago Bar Foundation’s Passport to Chicago on April 28 – Don’t Miss it!

Access to justice never tasted so good!

On Friday, April 28, Chicago’s legal and culinary communities will come together for the fourth annual Passport to Chicago event in support of The Chicago Bar Foundation. Guests will enjoy dishes representing Chicago’s rich and diverse neighborhood landscape, conceived and prepared by members of the Kendall College Competition Club. Tasty treats, local libations, and captivating conversation will be the highlights of an evening whose culmination will see the two top chefs awarded culinary scholarships. 

In addition, Passport to Chicago will place the spotlight on various CBF-supported organizations throughout the city. Through grants, legislative advocacy, work in the Courts, and other programs and partnerships, The Chicago Bar Foundations works tirelessly to improve access to justice for many low-income and disadvantaged people, including domestic violence victims, people at risk of losing their homes, and immigrants fleeing abuse. Providing grants to more than 30 pro bono and legal aid organizations each year, tens of thousands of low-income Cook County residents will receive the help they need as a result of the CBF grants program. The organizations highlighted at this year’s event will include Equip for Equality, Legal Council for Health Justice, Indo-American Center, and many others.

The event’s co-chairs, Jeanne Doran (LexisNexis) and Nancy Roberts Linder (Linder Legal Staffing Inc.), are joined by members of the CBF’s Young Professionals Board in planning this year’s event, which will give guests and a panel of local celebrity chefs the opportunity to vote for the scholarship winners. Passport to Chicago will be held at Kendall College (900 N. North Branch St.) from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Individual tickets are $100 and can be purchased here.

See you on April 28!

The Chicago Bar Foundation Fall Benefit

The Chicago Bar Foundation is holding their annual Fall Benefit and silent auction.  This is a family friendly event at the museum of Science and Industry.  The CBF’s largest annual event will provide an unforgettable night at one of Chicago’s best museums.

There will be food, an open bar and complimentary parking.  Exhibits include Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light with more than 50 unique trees from around the globe.  Also included with be a special LEGO exhibit.  This event is taking place on November 19th so hurry and buy your tickets now!  You can find more information or purchase tickets here.

2016 Pro Bono Week October 24th – 28th

This week is Pro Bono week presented by the Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Foundation.

There will be several complimentary events held throughout the week, law students and non-members are welcome as well.  You can see the list of events and/or register here.  Some events also include CLE credit*.

*CLE credit is subject to approval.