Northern Illinois Champions Reception

Get your tickets for the Northern Illinois Champions Reception, honoring Justice Margaret J. Mullen and Susan M. Goldberg at Bowes Creek Country Club in Elgin on April 18, 2024!

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Lawyers Care Reception

Join us for the Lawyers Care Reception, honoring Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, Ret. and Michael J. Scalzo at Ditka’s Oakbrook on May 2, 2024.

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Lawyers Rock Photos

Check out the full photo album from this year’s Lawyers Rock!

2024 Lawyers Rock Photos

Our Impact in FY23

In FY23, we invested over $900,000 across the state of Illinois in support of our access to justice and lawyers care programs. Find out how your donations changed lives in this year’s Impact Report.

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Our Mission

To ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer care for themselves due to incapacity.

As a philanthropic organization we recognize the importance of the law to ensure access to justice for everyone.

We provide grants to facilitate financial support for life changing programs and to encourage professionals to improve access to justice and advance the rule of law.

About Us
The support we received from the Warren Lupel Lawyers Care Fund came at a time when we needed it most and allowed us to catch up on bills enough to feel like we could see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our family will be forever grateful for the generosity of the Foundation and its wonderful donors. Without you, I'm not sure where our family would be right now but I absolutely know that we would not be thriving as we are now.” Anonymous Warren Lupel Lawyers Care Fund Recipient

An Introduction to the Illinois Bar Foundation

Our Programs

The IBF’s charitable programs advance the Foundation’s mission and further our values of ensuring equal access to justice, encouraging pro bono legal service, educating Illinoisans on their rights and responsibilities, and providing support for those in need.

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Your Donations at Work


Invested in Illinois

Individuals Served in Illinois

Counties Served Across Illinois

Upcoming Events

Learn more about some of our upcoming events!

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Make an Impact

Every gift makes a difference. Become a force for greater good impacting lives across the state of Illinois.

There are many ways to join the effort.

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Become a Champion

The Champions of the Illinois Bar Foundation are a special group of lawyers and non-attorney core supporters who believe in the value of justice and the importance of the Foundation’s leadership and charitable programs.

The Champion Program

Stories & News

Check out the latest from the Illinois Bar Foundation.

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