Chuhak & Tecson attorneys and staff help raise more than $280,000 for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation

August 3, 2011

Chuhak & Tecson employees recently braved Chicago’s heat wave to join other local law firms in raising money for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation.

A record-breaking 4,670 participants registered for the July 21 Race Judicata, a 5k run/walk benefitting CVLS. The event raised more than $280,000, which will assist the organization in its mission to provide free legal services to low-income Chicago residents.

“Participating in Race Judicata is a wonderful way to support CVLS, as well as the community at large,” said Chuhak & Tecson principal David Bloomberg. “Even though it occurred on one of the hottest days of the year, it was heartening to see the number of people who turned out for the race.”

This year marked the 18th Race Judicata for CVLS. Founded in 1964, CVLS has provided pro bono legal services to more than 18,000 Chicagoans. The organization is comprised of nearly 3,000 volunteers who donate their time in order to assist people who otherwise would not have access to legal representation.

Matt Pollock, marketing and development coordinator for CVLS, said he was thrilled with this year’s turnout for the race.

“The turnout we had this year really proves that Chicago cares about equal access to justice,” Pollock said. “We are setting the bar even higher for next year and hope to see 5,000 registered participants in 2012.”