Apr 22 2020

Talented Tag Team: Kirkland Duo Resolves Adult Guardianship Case

Rebecca Hart, Kirkland & Ellis LLP At Legal Prep Charter Academy in the Garfield Park neighborhood, CVLS partners with the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) to provide legal assistance in the community. Together we host an in-person clinic once a month to help low-income clients with their civil legal needs. ...
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Apr 13 2020

Edelson’s Got the Hook Up: Helping Kids Connect

Although the COVID-19 virus introduced e-learning to children all over Chicago and the suburbs, some children won’t be able to keep up with their classmates because their families can’t afford to buy the necessary computers or tablets. Chicago Public Schools are making sure all CPS children will get computers, but ...
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Apr 1 2020

Strategy Pays: The Best Legal Defense is a Good Legal Offense

Sukhi Kaur of Costello, McMahon, Gilbreth & Murphy, Ltd. Our client was involved in a vehicle collision and was sued by the other driver. Both parties were at fault for different reasons, but CVLS’ client is low-income and was unable to afford the damages sought by the other side. That’s ...
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Apr 1 2020

Eviction Made Fiction! Big Firm Attorney Cures Client Affliction

Candace had been living in the same apartment since 2010. In 2019, her landlord increased her rent to an amount she couldn’t afford. By the time Candace made the decision to move out, it was too late. She had been served with an eviction notice for nonpayment of rent. Ann ...
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Apr 1 2020

Red Envelopes: Justice in Time for Chinese New Year

Eric Zhi practices real estate at Kirkland & Ellis but volunteers his free time at the CVLS Chinatown Pro Bono Legal Clinic. Earlier this year, he successfully handled one of their most complicated and interesting cases. Eric’s elderly client suffers from dementia and ADHD. To make matters worse, she was ...
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Apr 1 2020

CVLS Volunteer Turns Love Story into Immigration Success Story!

Many years ago, D. entered the United States on a tourist visa from Colombia. While he didn’t intend to stay so long, his plans changed when he met and married the love of his life, his husband M. D. recently came to CVLS’ American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Clinic to ...
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Jan 31 2017

CVLS EXPANDS ADVISORY BOARD

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services’ Board of Directors appointed 15 new members to its Advisory Board last week. All but three new members have served on CVLS’ governing board in the past, eight as president. Christopher N. Skey, a member of the law firm Clark Hill and a former CVLS governing ...
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Nov 10 2010

CVLS HOLDS ITS 2010 ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY HOSTED BY KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS), Chicago’s pre-eminent pro bono civil legal aid provider, will be holding its Annual Award Ceremony from 5:30-7:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 10 at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. The ceremony recognizes CVLS volunteers who throughout the year have donated their efforts and countless ...
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