The Chicago Bar Foundation
Jessica Bednarz is the Associate Director of Innovation & the JEP for The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF). In this role, Jessica is responsible for maintaining a culture of innovation at the CBF, directing special projects to advance innovation in the practice of law, and overseeing all activities of the Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP). The JEP helps lawyers launch socially conscious and innovative law practices targeting the underserved middle market. Jessica is also the Co-Founder of A Different Practice. Prior to working at the CBF, Jessica was in private practice specializing in family law, both as a solo practitioner and as an associate at O’Connor Family Law, P.C. Jessica earned a law degree from DePaul University College of Law, where she graduated cum laude and earned a Family Law Certificate, and a Bachelor of Science in business from Indiana University. Jessica resides in Denver, Colorado, and in her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, and community gardening.