Board Elections

New Leadership Takes Stage It's that time of year when we hold board elections and welcome a new set of board members, as well as goodbye and thank you to our retiring board members. Congratulations to Nikki Bhargava, Loeb & Loeb, David Chernoff, Elaine Sit, Law Office of Elaine Sit, ...
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Vet’s License on the Line

CVLS Helps With a Fresh Start Glenn served his country in the Navy, but now he was having a hard time. He had very little income, and, when the City suspended his Driver's License for parking tickets he could not afford to pay, he came to CVLS for help. Thanks ...
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Getting to the Facts

The Strength of a GAL A storied volunteer with CVLS, Kevin Hanbury is no stranger to handling complex probate matters. In this case, he was asked to act as Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for a 22-year-old nonverbal adult with autism. The adult's father had filed a petition seeking guardianship, and ...
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14-Year Student Loan Saga

Simple Advice Provides Sizable Relief! Like many young borrowers, Whitney took out student loans that she is now struggling to repay. In Whitney's case, she took out these loans in 2006. Fourteen years later, her debt was sent to a collection agency, and she was sued for more than $8,000. ...
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Adult GAL Stars

It's no secret that CVLS volunteers are the backbone of Chicago Pro Bono. Without their sacrifice and dedication, thousands of people would needlessly suffer without representation. We'd like to recognize our amazing Adult GAL volunteers who have signed up for new cases in the last couple months: Shannon K. Briggs ...
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Divorced (Again)

Schiff Hardin Attorneys Achieve Stellar Outcome for Wife with Disability E is a woman in her 50s with a disability. In 1995, her husband fraudulently obtained a divorce while they were still living and raising their children together. The relationship finally fell apart in 2013, they separated, and E tried ...
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Old Car Nightmare

CAP Volunteer Sorts Out Insurance Action! Juana owned a car with her own insurance policy. When she overheard that her neighbors were interested in buying a car of their own, Juana sold her car to them to make some extra money. Eventually expecting to buy a new car and transfer ...
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CVLS GAL Nusra Ismail Helps Parties Reach Resolution through Mediation

Nusra Ismail of Vedder Price PC has been volunteering with the CVLS Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for Minors Program for over a year, and has helped recruit and support a strong team of GALs at her firm.  In her most recent case, she was asked to investigate whether guardianship over ...
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CVLS Expands Free Help For Renters and Homeowners Affected by COVID-19

This summer, CVLS created a new web-tool to help homeowners apply for a mortgage forbearance through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The option allows homeowners to pause their mortgage payments for six months, and up to one year. When the forbearance is over, missed payments ...
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Vino + Van Gogh Goes Online

CVLS would like to thank attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis, Mayer Brown, Winston & Strawn and K&L Gates for being an essential part of our remote intake program last year. When the pandemic hit and our in-house panel intakes and our neighborhood clinics were forced to close, you stepped up ...
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