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Amidst the chaos of the COVID-19 outbreak, M and her husband’s marriage crumbled, prompting their separation, with her husband returning to Australia; in a tale of legal prowess and perseverance, 711 Law Student, Samantha Sharland, orchestrated M’s divorce proceedings with swift precision through the DePaul Family Law Field Clinic, ultimately securing M’s divorce.

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Two Birds, One Stone – Providing Pro Bono Assistance at the Illinois Human Rights Commission

Chief Administrative Law Judge Brian Weinthal leads a CLE seminar on practicing before the Illinois Human Rights Commission, addressing cases of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Volunteers interested in gaining experience with an expedited process are encouraged to attend, with CVLS offering to screen IHRC referrals for those keen on learning to practice before the Commission.

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Public Benefits Attorney Remedies Overpayment Problem for Adult with Disability

The JUF Evelyn R. Greene Clinic teams up with CVLS to assist low-income clients, such as U., an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome, OCD, and ADHD. When U.’s disability benefits were abruptly terminated and deemed overpaid, dedicated volunteer Ellyce Anapolsky successfully fought the decision, reinstating U.’s benefits and dismissing the overpayment in a triumph for justice.

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Sidley Fellow (Now Associate!) Finalizes Urgent SIJS Case

Meet Kathy Jara, a dedicated pro bono volunteer at CVLS, who, while working as a Corporate Associate with Sidley Austin, focused on securing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) for a client facing aging-out eligibility. Kathy’s zealous representation ensured the timely submission of the SIJS petition, ultimately preserving our client’s right to lawful status and paving the way for her journey to permanent residence in the United States.

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Two-Year Divorce Comes to a Close Thanks to ArentFox Schiff Volunteer

Discover the remarkable two-year legal journey of first-year associate Alex Becker as he successfully secures financial stability and a favorable parenting plan for Christine in a complex divorce case. Through strategic negotiations and empathy, Alex resolves contested issues, bringing closure to Christine’s emotionally taxing chapter with a satisfying outcome for her and her four children.

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