Burke Warren Proud to Participate in the Chicago Bar Foundation’s 2022 Investing in Justice Campaign
Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. is proud to participate in the Chicago Bar Foundation’s (CBF) 2022 Investing in Justice Campaign. The Campaign is the CBF’s annual initiative that rallies Chicago’s entire legal community around CBF’s common cause of ensuring that everyone has access to necessary legal help, not just people who can afford it. Thousands of individual lawyers and legal professionals at more than 150 Chicago-area law firms, corporate legal departments, companies, and other law-related organizations participate in the Campaign each year.
Burke Warren’s 2022 efforts in support of the Investing in Justice Campaign include an educational program for its attorneys on April 25 featuring Colleen Kilbride, a senior attorney with the National Immigrant Justice Center’s Family Integrity Project.
The CBF, charitable arm of the Chicago Bar Association, aims to make the legal system more fair and efficient for everyone through pro bono and legal aid organizations that are funded, in large part, by the Investing In Justice Campaign. By way of example, the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services, a funding recipient of the campaign, provides legal support in various areas for vulnerable citizens, regardless of income.
The Investing in Justice Campaign is the largest campaign of its kind anywhere in the country. Since its inception in 2007, the Campaign has raised more than $18 million, which has leveraged millions more in additional funding through the CBF’s Campaign grant process. Those receiving services made possible by 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 other low-income and disadvantaged people in the Chicago area in need of legal assistance.
Burke Warren partner and Pro Bono Committee Chair Alex Marks stated, “Burke Warren is very proud of its ongoing support of the CBF’s Investing in Justice Campaign. It aligns with the Firm’s strong tradition of providing pro bono services to those most in need to ensure equal access to legal assistance. It is an ethical and moral responsibility we take very seriously. The selfless work performed by our attorneys provides a great service to our community, and the clients we aid are incredibly grateful for the legal assistance we provide. Our commitment to pro bono work is a source of great pride, and the flexibility to perform such work is one of the great aspects of working at Burke Warren."
Learn more about the CBF’s Investing in Justice Campaign at chicagobarfoundation.org/campaign/.
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