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Business and Professional People for the Public Interest has served the Chicago region as an independent public interest law and policy center addressing compelling issues of social justice and quality of life for nearly a half century.

BPI lawyers and policy specialists use legal and policy research, advocacy, organizing, litigation and collaboration with nonprofit, business, community and governmental organizations to accomplish our mission.


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Documentary Examines How Police Contract Language Hampers Accountability

BPI’s Director of Justice Reform Adam Gross is featured in a documentary released this week by Al Jazeera English examining Chicago police accountability in the aftermath of the Laquan McDonald shooting. The…


Meet Mara Easterbrook, BPI's Newest Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow

Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland Education: University of Chicago Law School, class of 2016; B.A., Law Letters & Society, University of Chicago, 2013. Areas of Interest: The legal issues that interest me most concern…

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