We heard you! The IJF Leadership team has heard from several IJF member organizations that desire greater in-person connection to and networking with other IJF organizations in their area.
The IJF Leadership Team is now prepared to support local gatherings initiated by any IJF member organization. IJF members across the state are invited to host local in-person gatherings that provide:
All provisional memberships expire on May 9, 2013 and any organizations that have not signed and submitted your Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will lose logged-in access to the IJF website, your organizational profile will no longer be visible, and you will be unable to vote in working group meetings.
For those of you who have not done so, please download and sign the IJF Membership MOU. Visit the About IJF Membership page (http://illinoisjoiningforces.org/about-org) to access the forms and learn more about IJF membership.
If you have additional questions about IJF membership, join us for a General Membership Information Call on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 12:30pm Central Time: http://illinoisjoiningforces.org/events/ijf-general-membership-information-call
If you’d like to learn more about how to utilize the IllinoisJoiningForces.org website, join us for an interactive webinar on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:00am Central Time: http://illinoisjoiningforces.org/events/ijf-member-website-use-webinar-0
Illinois has a large legal community and, at last count, nine Veterans Treatment Courts throughout the state. Some of the same individuals who helped push for the Veterans Treatment Courts and championed the first in the nation legislation that allowed for their existance, are behind the IJF Legal Working Group. These passionate supporters of veterans and their legal needs throughout the state have a diverse background and are scattered throughout the state.
A fine example of the success that IJF has enjoyed - Legal
An IJF Legal team member in Springfield came to the rescue for a local soldier about to leave for six months of military duty in South Carolina. An emergency hearing was scheduled to solve the legal issue and clear the young soldier's mind before departing.
The ailing mother of an Illinois service member needed local legal counsel to effectuate her long-term planning documents. Through the vast network of the Legal Support Working Group, an attorney in Texas (near the parent) agreed to handle the matter pro bono.
The Legal Support Working Group aims to help any veteran, service member, caregiver, or family connect with trusted local legal representation. We also provide resources and support to education and train on legal issues impacting these individuals. Any attorney or legal professional who wants to join our effort should register with IJF and connect with the Working Group, or reach out to email@example.com