For a Just Society


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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BPI Co-Sponsors Event for State Legislators on Alternatives to Incarceration

As part of its efforts to reduce the Illinois prison population and expand alternatives to incarceration, BPI—in partnership with the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council, Illinois State Bar Association and Adult Redeploy…

BPI Welcomes Two New Directors

Join BPI in welcoming our two newest directors: Steve Catlett and Chris Coon. Steve Catlett Head – US Litigation & Americas Employment Aon Steve is responsible for all U.S. litigation as well as…

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