Butler Rubin Participates in 11th Annual CBF Investing in Justice Campaign

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CHICAGO, June 29, 2017 –Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP is honored to have participated in the 2017 Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) Investing in Justice Campaign, an annual campaign engaging thousands of individual lawyers and legal professionals to come together and contribute generously to help ensure that everyone in our community has access to necessary legal help.

The 2017 Campaign set new records across the board while raising awareness and much-needed funding for pro bono and legal aid services in the Chicago area. Butler Rubin was one of 153 law firms, corporate legal departments and other law-related organizations that participated in this year’s Campaign, through which more than 5,100 individual attorneys and legal professionals contributed more than $1.51 million, both record amounts.

One hundred percent of individual contributions to the Campaign go directly to CBF grants and leverage more than $600,000 in additional funding for this work as well. 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 a number of generous matching contributions from participating firms and companies and additional foundation and government funding the CBF is able to leverage through the Campaign grants process.

The grants made possible by the Campaign fund a continuum of much-needed services in our community, including web-based information and resources, legal aid hotlines, advice desks and clinics, extended representation and significant impact litigation. Those receiving services thanks to the Campaign include the elderly, disabled individuals, veterans, children, domestic violence victims, people at risk of wrongfully losing their homes, immigrants fleeing persecution and abuse, and many others in the Chicago area in need of legal assistance.

The Investing in Justice Campaign is the largest campaign of its type in the country. In the course of its eleven years, the Campaign has raised nearly $15 million to help people in need get critical legal assistance.

“I’m proud to have served on this year’s Campaign Leadership Team and of Butler Rubin’s continued involvement in this vitally important community-wide effort,” said James Morsch, a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

More information about the Investing in Justice Campaign and the work of the CBF is available at www.chicagobarfoundation.org.

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin assists clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes, including antitrust law, class actions, defense of corporate directors and officers, labor and employment law, reinsurance, insurance, healthcare litigation, and insolvency.