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.
We are proud to have served approximately 52,000 individuals throughout Illinois this year through our access to justice and lawyers care programs and hope to serve many more with your continued support. Donate today to help your neighbors throughout Illinois receive assistance for basic needs such as housing, safety, education and accessibility to legal resources this holiday season.
Your gift helps provide funding for organizations across the state working with vulnerable populations, to ensure they receive the legal support and resources they so desperately need, and to support attorneys and their families during times of crisis.