IIT Chicago-Kent to receive Early Adopter Award from Illinois Legal Aid Online
IIT Chicago-Kent will be recognized with Illinois
Legal Aid Online's (ILAO) Early Adopter Award at their 2nd Annual
Fundraising Gala on Thursday, May 3, 2012. The event will be held at
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel at 5:30 p.m. To buy tickets, please click here.
Other recipients of the Early Adopter Award will include The Chicago Bar Foundation and the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois,
who, along with IIT Chicago-Kent, provided the initial funding for
Illinois Legal Aid Online and are being honored for their innovation and
leadership as founders of the organization.
Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) was created in March
2001 as the Illinois Technology Center for Law & the Public
The "Tech Center" was created by twelve partner organizations as a
unique and unprecedented statewide collaboration of Illinois legal
services providers, funding entities, the private bar and law schools.
ILAO was housed at Chicago-Kent College of Law for its
first four years, until March 2005, when ILAO was
incorporated as an independent nonprofit. In March 2006, ILAO won the first Technology
Leadership Award presented by Accenture and Lumity for their website, www.IllinoisLegalAid.org
This website has been recognized as one of the nation’s foremost
Internet-based resources for delivering legal information to the public.
In 2011, ILAO was the first recipient of IIT Chicago-Kent's Public Interest Partner Award at the annual Public Interest Awards Night
. The Public Interest Partner Award recognizes organizations that make
outstanding contributions to public interest law and provide
opportunities for Chicago-Kent students to gain meaningful experience in
public interest practice.
For more information on Illinois Legal Aid Online, visit www.illinoislegalaidonline.org