Clifford Law Offices is honored to have again participated in the annual Chicago Bar Foundation Investing in Justice Campaign. This year’s (11th Annual) Campaign set new records while raising awareness and much-needed funding for pro bono and legal aid services in the Chicago area. Clifford Law Offices was one of 153 law firms, corporate legal departments and other law-related organizations that participated this year.
Altogether, nearly 5,100 individual attorneys and legal professionals contributed more than $1.51 million through the Campaign, both all-time records. And that’s just the start of the impact. Clifford Law Offices gave a unique gift in that it donated a month of sponsorships on WTTW, Chicago’s public television station, Channel 11 sponsorships, making the Chicago area community more aware of this important campaign and all that it does for the people in need of legal services.
This year’s Campaign will yield more than $2.1 million in grants to more than 30 pro bono and legal aid organizations. Thanks to generous matching contributions from participating firms and companies, 100% of individual Campaign contributions go directly to these grants and leverage more than $600,000 in additional funding from CBF foundation and government partners through the Campaign grants process.
The Campaign grants fund a coordinated network of much-needed legal help in our community. The tens of thousands of people receiving services thanks to the Campaign include the elderly, disabled individuals, veterans, children, domestic violence victims, people at risk of losing their homes, immigrants fleeing persecution and abuse, and many others in need in the Chicago area.
The Investing in Justice Campaign is the largest campaign of its type in the country and a real point of pride for our legal community in Chicago. Since 2007, the Campaign has raised nearly $15 million to help people in need get critical legal assistance and leveraged millions more in support for our community’s pro bono and legal aid organizations.
“I am very proud to have served on this year’s Campaign Leadership Team and of Clifford Law Offices’ continued involvement in such an important community initiative.”
said Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices.
More information about the Investing in Justice Campaign and the work of the CBF is available on the CBF website.