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DCBA and DuPage Bar Foundation Announces COVID-19 Lawyers Assistance Fund

Monday, April 27, 2020  
Posted by: Robert Rupp
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A Message from DCBA President Stacey McCullough and DBF President Robert McDonough 

Today, the DuPage County legal community is facing our seventh week since the coronavirus pandemic upended our lives. While our professional services are deemed essential, daily courthouse operations have necessarily been drastically altered, the practice of law has taken us down an unprecedented path, and those in need of counsel are understandably focused on other challenges. Attorneys are by their very nature, resilient and inventive, constantly finding ways to help others in spite of difficult circumstances. Nevertheless, these unexpected, difficult times find those same attorneys themselves in need of help.

The leaderships of the DuPage County Bar Association and the DuPage Bar Foundation were driven by their dedication and passion to their organizations' missions to come together for the benefit of our attorney members. To that end, we are proud to establish the COIVD-19 Lawyers Assistance Fund to provide financial assistance to attorneys in our legal community facing dire hardship as a result of income loss or health crisis during the pandemic. Grant applications will be reviewed in confidence by a committee comprised of the DCBA President and Executive Director, and DBF President and President-Elect. Our collective goal is to provide funds for basic needs not covered by other relief programs, such as groceries, child expenses, short-term rent, and utilities. If you are struggling, please complete the fund application for prompt consideration.


Our DuPage legal community has a distinguished and laudable history of generosity and contribution to the greater good. If you know a colleague who is struggling, please be the person who brings them hope, and share the fund application today. If you are able to further our goal, consider a donation of any amount to the fund to allow us to help even more members in need. 

 

Together we can make a difference.

 


 

 

 

Download the COVID 19 Lawyers Assistance Fund Application or www.dcba.org/reliefapply

 

Donate to the COVID 19 Lawyers Assistance Fund or www.dcba.org/reliefdonate

 


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