Matthew

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.

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

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.

Public Benefits Attorney Remedies Overpayment Problem for Adult with Disability Read More »

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.

Sidley Fellow (Now Associate!) Finalizes Urgent SIJS Case Read More »

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.

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

Retainer / Disclaimer Agreement – Beermann

HiddenIP Address HiddenService (Hidden) A-Completed Services B-Pending More Needed C-Pending for Review D-Extended Rep Engagement Letter HiddenClient Email HiddenAttorney Email HiddenDate* MM slash DD slash YYYY HiddenAttorney Date MM slash DD slash YYYY Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Engagement Agreement This Engagement Agreement is made and entered into as of 06/23/2024, by and between First Name

Retainer / Disclaimer Agreement – Beermann Read More »

Send Retainer/Disclaimer Agreement – Beermann

Client's First Name*Enter client’s first name with no spaces. Client's Last Name*Enter client’s last name with no spaces. Client Email* Attorney First Name*Enter attorney’s first name with no spaces. Attorney Last Name*Enter attorney’s last name with no spaces. Attorney Email* HiddenAttorney Date MM slash DD slash YYYY Case Type*AllocationDivorce – Legal Separation – InvalidityParentageSupportOther FamilyLEVEL

Send Retainer/Disclaimer Agreement – Beermann Read More »

First-Year Law Student Handles Urgent Guardianship Case for Mexican Consulate

CVLS collaborates with various organizations like the Mexican Consulate to offer pro bono legal aid to low-income individuals, recently assisting a terminally ill mother in arranging guardianship for her seven-year-old daughter. Under Rebekah Rashidfarokhi’s guidance, Hsueh-Chi Chen, a first-year law student, compassionately facilitated a secure guardianship plan, ensuring the child’s future welfare after her mother’s imminent passing—a testament to both Hsueh-Chi’s diligence and the support provided by CVLS.

First-Year Law Student Handles Urgent Guardianship Case for Mexican Consulate Read More »

Volunteer Achieves Quick Settlement!

Katie Wishnew, a valued volunteer at CVLS, adeptly navigated a complex divorce case involving a teenage girl named L., facilitating a resolution that accommodated the evolving relationship between L. and her father. Katie’s diligent work not only supported the family’s agreement on key issues but also alleviated strain on the court system, showcasing her commitment and skill in representing vulnerable minors. Great job, Katie!

Volunteer Achieves Quick Settlement! Read More »

Scroll to Top