Jenna Kearns joined Illinois Bar Foundation in May 2017 and is a Senior Program Manager for Illinois JusticeCorps. The Illinois JusticeCorps program enhances access to justice for the growing number of unrepresented people in the courts by empowering and training volunteers to help people without lawyers navigate the court system. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the JusticeCorps sites located at the courthouses in Champaign, Kankakee, Knox, Madison, McLean, Will, and Winnebago counties.
Jenna is passionate about helping people and serving as a teacher and mentor for future generations of attorneys. Prior to joining the IBF, Jenna served as a program director at Mid Central Community Action in Bloomington and a staff attorney at Land of Lincoln Legal Aid in East St. Louis.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Truman State University and a Law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law.
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