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Estate Planning

This seminar is meant to provide a solid foundation in estate planning so that volunteers can properly advise clients and create an estate plan that best suits their needs. Explore topics to include the importance of a comprehensive intake and complete client information, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other advanced directives, and more!

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COVID Relief

Last March, Governor Pritzker ordered a moratorium on evictions through July 31 as part of his lock-down order. In late June, when a group of landlords filed a lawsuit opposing the moratorium as unconstitutional, legal aid took on the challenge by filing an amicus brief. While attorneys at other organizations crafted legal arguments, CVLS organized nearly 30 organizations to sign on to the brief and Prairie State Legal Services finalized and filed it. The judge granted our motion for leave to file the amicus brief, carefully reviewing the concerns we raised. On July 15, the judge considered the landlord’s motion for a TRO and the Governor’s motion to dismiss. Thanks to our efforts, the court had a much better understanding of the extreme hardships our clients have faced.

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Landlord Legal Challenge

Last March, Governor Pritzker ordered a moratorium on evictions through July 31 as part of his lock-down order. In late June, when a group of landlords filed a lawsuit opposing the moratorium as unconstitutional, legal aid took on the challenge by filing an amicus brief. While attorneys at other organizations crafted legal arguments, CVLS organized nearly 30 organizations to sign on to the brief and Prairie State Legal Services finalized and filed it. The judge granted our motion for leave to file the amicus brief, carefully reviewing the concerns we raised. On July 15, the judge considered the landlord’s motion for a TRO and the Governor’s motion to dismiss. Thanks to our efforts, the court had a much better understanding of the extreme hardships our clients have faced.

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Getting Out of His Comfort Zone

Brian Roth is a partner at the law firm of Gordon & Rees. Day to day, he focuses on business, employment, toxic tort, and product liability litigation.

But did you know Brian also has a soft spot for representing the best interests of children? In fact, he is an award-winning volunteer in the CVLS Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for Minors Program!

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No Hurt Feelings

CVLS was recently appointed to represent three children of a Spanish-speaking family who were facing a parenting time dispute. The father of the children wanted additional time with the children, but the mother restricted his access due to allegations of verbal abuse. Their youngest child had special needs including a recent diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Life-Altering Asylum

It’s no secret that CVLS supports clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives. We believe that legal representation can change the course of a person’s life. No client knows this more than R.

R. came to the United States from Nigeria with her young daughter on a temporary visa in 2018 so that she could protect her daughter from a horrible, predetermined fate.

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COVID-19 Mortgage Assistance

Are you struggling to pay your mortgage due to COVID-19? Emergency Mortgage Assistance (EMA) Grants (up to $15,000 grant paid to your mortgage company to bring your mortgage current) The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) will start accepting applications for Emergency Mortgage Assistance (EMA) grants on August 24, 2020. Check back then. Visit ema.ihda.org for

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COVID-19 Rental Assistance

$5000 Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program Are you struggling to pay your rent due to COVID-19? Are you a landlord with a tenant who is behind on rent? Tenants who have fallen behind on rent because of by COVID-19 can get a $5,000 grant to catch up. The grant is called Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA)

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