Illinois Eviction Moratorium Safe… For Now

Hot off the presses! The eviction moratorium is safe for now, on the narrowest possible ground in the appellate court. In sum, the Circuit Court judge denied the landlord's motion for a preliminary injunction, finding the balancing of the equities favored the governor. The participation of 29 legal aid organizations ...
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FALA launches initiative to assist frontline workers with power of attorney documents

FALA Chicago is expanding it's pro bono clinic, Attorney's Giving Legal Advice, with a campaign to provide powers of attorney to healthcare frontliners and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. AGiLA is the first and only pro bono legal clinic in the Midwest dedicated to delivering efficient legal aid to ...
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Strength of Conversation

Volunteer Acts as Voice for Adult with Disability Marcos A. Resendiz, Esq. CVLS was recently appointed to represent the best interests of an adult with dementia as her Guardian ad Litem (GAL). At the time, the adult, Ms. F., was 79 years old and residing at a homeless shelter in ...
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Hitting the Ground Running

New Volunteer Tackles Two Adoption Cases Randi Cigelnik, Of Counsel, American Property Casualty Insurers Association In late 2019, volunteers from two different CVLS clinics met with two clients: Britney and Ashley. The clients are friends, and both sought to adopt children from the same biological mother who left the children ...
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Quarles & Brady Team Stops Miscommunication from Turning into Misfortune

Gerardo J. Delgado, Associate, Quarles & Brady LLP Amy L. Lenz, Associate, Quarles & Brady LLP Stephanie M. Moon, Associate, Quarles & Brady LLP Michael G. Zolfo, Associate, Quarles & Brady LLP Mercedes is a Spanish-speaking client who was involved in a car accident in March 2016. At the outset, ...
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COVID-19 Stimulus and Medicaid Eligibility

A big shout out to Matthew Margolis of Margolis Weldon LLC for this helpful information: Stimulus Checks do not count as income for Medicaid beneficiaries or applicants and, therefore, do not disqualify them from Medicaid benefits including nursing home care. However, the money received from stimulus checks should be spent ...
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It’s Who You Know

Friendly Face Represents Grateful Client J. Anthony Clark ("Tony") has been a CVLS volunteer for over 12 years. He handles cases primarily through our clinic at Old St. Mary's (OSM) Catholic Church on the Near South Side. A frequent flyer at the Daley Center, he is a friendly face known ...
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Fellow Spotlight – Mary Hannon

Mary Hannon Summer is finally upon us, and as is tradition, we must introduce our 2021 class of interns and fellows. We've got a good bunch this year, so give them a warm welcome! Starting us off is Mary Hannon, a recent graduate of DePaul University College of Law. She'll ...
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2021 Awardees

2021 Awardees Carina Segalini Court of Honor Carina has helped make the courts accessible to the public during COVID, helping to get Zoom Court running in hundreds of courtrooms in a coherent, unified way, drafting scores of general orders and leaping over countless bureaucratic hurdles. She also navigated similar responsibilities ...
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The Team Grows

New Faces to Help Run Housing and Debt Program In order to deal with the housing and debt crisis caused by COVID-19, the Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) initiative was formed. Community partners, such as CVLS, are providing free legal aid, mediation services, and connections to ...
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