Jessica Bednarz

The Chicago Bar Foundation

Jessica Bednarz is the Associate Director of Innovation & the JEP at the Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) and the Co-Founder of On Purpose Legal. In her role at the CBF, Jessica is responsible for maintaining a culture of innovation and directing special projects to advance innovation in the practice of law. Jessica is also responsible for leading and overseeing all activities of the Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP), an incubator empowering lawyers to lead socially conscious law practices and innovative businesses that offer valuable, cost-effective legal services and products to consumers of all incomes. In her role at On Purpose Legal, Jessica helps practitioners become successful and happy by taking the mystery out of profitably providing valuable legal services while promoting wellbeing.

Jessica earned her law degree from DePaul University College of Law where she graduated cum laude and earned a Family Law Certificate, and her business degree from Indiana University Bloomington.

Learn more on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicabednarzlawyerchicago/

My Sessions

Fee Setting Strategies – How to Use Customer-Focused Pricing to Increase Client Satisfaction & Lawyer Well-Being

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Modern day clients desire (and expect) more flexible fee structures. Plus, value-based pricing can eliminate billing headaches and increase attorney wellbeing. Leverage your pricing model to be an asset for your business and learn strategies and tactics to incorporate client-centric pricing into your legal business today.


Launching a Digital Shingle: How Incubators Can Help

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In search of help as you launch your shingle? Considering or recently launched a digital shingle? Learn how incubators have helped lawyers across the U.S. and world launch new firms and now, digital firms.