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Bob Glaves

The Chicago Bar Foundation
Executive Director
Chicago, Illinois
Bob Glaves has been Executive Director of The Chicago Bar Foundation since 1999, prior to which he had a successful nine-year career as a civil litigator in private prac-tice. As Executive Director, Bob is responsible for leading and overseeing the CBF’s work that brings Chicago’s legal community together to improve access to justice for people in need and to make the legal system more fair and efficient for everyone. Since he became Executive Director, the CBF has increased the amount of its annual grants and fundraising more than tenfold and has played a lead role in launching a number of groundbreaking access to justice initiatives. Bob authors the “Bobservations” blog for the CBF, and outside of work he occasionally blogs as the Raging Moderate. He received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin. He currently serves on the Illinois Judicial Conference, has served as the Chair of the Board of Direc-tors for the Donors Forum (n/k/a Forefront) and President of the National Conference of Bar Foundations, served on several other nonprofit boards, and continues to be actively involved in a number of other nonprofit and bar initiatives. Bob may be reached at bglaves@chicagobar.org.