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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The following Board members are completing their 2nd term and are not eligible to run again: Mark Bina Joe Seder Dan Winters Tom Woodrow The following board members are completing unexpired terms and are eligible to run for a first full term: Elaine Sit Chrstine Skoczylas The following board members ...
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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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Keeping Chicago Pro Bono Alive During Pandemic

Local Firms Answer the Call 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 ...
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“My Happiest Case Yet!”

GAL Recommends Return of Children to Mother Those who practice family law know that "happy ending" is not necessarily a phrase thrown around often. But occasionally, a case ends in a such a heart-warming way that you remember why you work or volunteer in this area. That is what keeps ...
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New Clinic Strikes Again

LHOC Assists with Severe Medical Issues One of CVLS' newest clinics, Lawyers Helping Our Community (LHOC), was recently able to provide legal support to a client with major health problems. In 2017, the client was involved in a car accident without proper insurance coverage. He owed about $16,000 to the ...
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Condominium Miscommunication

Pro Bono Attorney Resolves Parking Space Dispute Ms. R. has owned and lived with her school-aged daughter in her Rogers Park one-bedroom condominium for over two years . . For the past year, Ms. R. noticed poor water drainage near her designated parking space at the building. Water accumulated on ...
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Rule 23 Amended

Chief Justice Anne M. Burke and the Illinois Supreme Court announced the amendment of Rule 23, effective Jan. 1, 2021. The amendment allows litigants to cite unpublished opinions from the Illinois Appellate Courts for persuasive purposes. "Changes to Rule 23 have been discussed and studied for a long time," Chief ...
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