Making a Difference

PCAP Founder Receives Well Deserved Award Longtime CVLS volunteer, Richard A. Campbell of Mayer Brown, recently received the ISBA’s 2019-20 John C. MaAndrews Pro Bono Service Award. The award, named in memory of Rock Island attorney John McAndrews, was established to honor the extraordinary commitment of individuals, bar associations or law firms/corporate legal ...
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Ensuring a Proper Return

Nine-Year-Old Reunited with Mom after GAL Investigation A first went to live with her aunt when she was seven years old. The aunt got guardianship because A’s mother was arrested after her husband physically disciplined another child. When A.’s mother asked the Court to discharge guardianship and return the child, ...
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COVID Relief

CVLS FIGHTS TO KEEP PEOPLE IN THEIR HOMES DURING PANDEMIC The Illinois General Assembly dedicated $396 million of it’s $3.5 billion in federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to providing COVID-19 rental and mortgage assistance. The Illinois Housing and Development Authority, the state’s housing finance agency, announced the distribution of these ...
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Landlord Legal Challenge

CVLS FIGHTS TO KEEP PEOPLE IN THEIR HOMES DURING PANDEMIC Last March, Governor Pritzker ordered a moratorium on evictions through July 31 as part of his lock-down order. In late June, when a group of landlords filed a lawsuit opposing the moratorium as unconstitutional, legal aid took on the challenge ...
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Getting Out of His Comfort Zone

Private Litigator Makes Excellent GAL Brian Roth is a partner at the law firm of Gordon & Rees. Day to day, he focuses on business, employment, toxic tort, and product liability litigation. But did you know Brian also has a soft spot for representing the best interests of children? In ...
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No Hurt Feelings

Custody Case Closed Family law cases are often complicated because of the emotions involved. This is especially true when the rights of access to one’s children is at stake. Through our Child Representative program, CVLS volunteers try to sidestep this emotional turmoil to achieve the best possible result for the ...
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Pandemic Results in New Clinic

LHOC is Here to Help! Chicago’s Chinatown is one of many neighborhoods in the city feeling the harsh effects of COVID-19. In addition to the economic and health-related impacts of the virus felt by everyone, Asian American communities face unique challenges. Eric Zhi from Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Erica ...
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Life-Altering Asylum

Client and Daughter Escape Danger with Help of AILA Clinic It’s no secret that CVLS supports clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives. We believe that legal representation can change the course of a person’s life. No client knows this more than R. R. came to ...
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2020 Honor Roll Inductees

2020 Honor Roll Inductees Every year CVLS honors volunteers who have distinguished themselves in providing pro bono services to low-income clients. These volunteers exemplify Chicago Pro Bono. Dimitra A. Anderson HEL.Las Read Bio Preview modal- Dimitra A. Anderson HEL.Las Legal Clinic Dimitra Anderson has been a supporter and active Hel.LAS ...
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Junior Board Elections

The Junior Board of CVLS has reelected Colton Long, Baker McKenzie, Roya Samarghandi, Carmel Law, and Charles Zagnoli, Ropes & Gray, to serve a second three-year term. We thank our departing members Nora Endzel, Justin From, Jeanna Palmer Gunville, and Alexa Van Brunt for their hard work. Six new Junior ...
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