Moving forward past indifference to provide equal justice to all

The Chicago Bar Foundation's Investing in Justice Campaign focuses on the financial needs of pro bono work

When we talk about The Chicago Bar Foundation’s (CBF) 7th annual Investing in Justice Campaign, we talk about making a difference. In a sense, though, it’s just as much about standing up to indifference. As lawyers, doing nothing about the lack of equal access to justice in our legal system for so many people in need is just not an option. We cannot stand silent or still on this issue. We must move forward.

Most people believe that if they saw an injustice with their own eyes—a homeless child, a woman in the midst of a domestic violence situation, an injured victim of a crime—they would do something to help and not just look the other way. Yet as a legal community, if we do nothing to improve access to justice when so many people in our community can’t afford necessary legal help in situations like these, that is looking the other way.

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Dan Reidy

Dan Reidy is a trial lawyer and Partner-in-Charge of the Chicago office of Jones Day. He has extensive experience handling numerous "high-profile" cases. He tries...

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Natalie Spears

Natalie Spears is a trial lawyer and partner with Dentons US LLP. She heads the firm’s global Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector work and is...

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