The Illinois Bar Foundation’s Lawyers Care Fund is intended to provide support for Illinois lawyers and their families who have fallen on hard times. Funding is not unlimited and meeting the following criteria is essential.
*Please select the Warren Lupel Lawyers Care Fund when making a donation
The Illinois Bar Foundation generally will not consider funding attorneys who have had their law license involuntarily suspended or revoked by the ARDC. Funding in these cases may be conditioned upon participation by the applicant in the Lawyers Assistance Program or some other counseling or assistance program.
For applicants with a history of substance abuse or mental health issues, the Illinois Bar Foundation has a preference for those who have undertaken a treatment program with licensed professionals and have an established track record of success in such a recovery program. Support may be conditioned on participation in such a program and may require the signing of appropriate waivers to allow regular compliance checks by Foundation staff.
If you know a lawyer in need, please contact the IBF for a confidential consultation or view and download the application at the link above.