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CHICAGO, IL – Twenty-five Chicago nonprofit agencies are among 36 law-related nonprofit organizations statewide that received grants from the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).  Among the Chicago organizations receiving grants are:

Chicago Loop:

CARPLS Legal Aid, $10,000

Center for Disability and Elder Law, $7,500

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers, $15,000

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, $10,000

DePaul University College of Law Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic, $7,500

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, $15,000

Equip for Equality, $13,000

Family Defense Center, $5,000

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Chicago, $10,000

Illinois Legal Aid Online, $15,000

Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, $10,000

Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services, $10,000

Life Span, $10,000

Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf, $3,000

Lawndale: Lawndale Christian Legal Center, $15,000

Little Village: Chicago Law and Education Foundation, $10,000

Medical District: The Chicago Lighthouse for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired, $8,000

New Eastside: Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, $5,000

River North: Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, $10,000; Public Interest Law Initiative, $15,000

River West: Cabrini Green Legal Aid, $10,000

South Chicago: Family Rescue, $7,500

Uptown: Apna Ghar, $7,500

Wrigleyville: Center on Halsted, $7,500; Equality Illinois Education Project, $5,000

The mission of the Illinois Bar Foundation is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. This year, the Foundation will distribute more than $425,000 in grants to legal aid organizations across the state of Illinois, and in Lawyers Care Fund support to attorneys and their families in need.

The Illinois Bar Foundation is located at 20 S. Clark St., Suite 910, Chicago, IL  60603, and the phone number is (312) 726-6072.  Information also is available at www.illinoisbarfoundation.org.

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