CVLS OFFERS FREE HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS WHO NEED MORTGAGE RELIEF UNDER CARES ACT

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows struggling homeowners who have federally-backed mortgages to pause mortgage payments for at least six months and up to one year. Once payments resume, lenders must review the homeowners for a range of payment options, including loan modifications. The Act also freezes foreclosure actions …

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Federal Cares Act and Evictions: Important Facts that You Should Know

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act took effect. Section 4024 of the Act provides renters with temporary relief from certain evictions and from the imposition of late fees. Continue reading for important information about the CARES act that everyone should know.

Margaret Benson receives recognition for advancing women in law

Congratulations to CVLS’ Margaret C. Benson on being named on of the inaugural honorees for Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s influential Women in Law Awards! The honorees were selected because of their work to advance other women in the profession, and we couldn’t agree more with their choice. Well done Meg, and thank you for being a shining example of leadership!

Talented Tag Team: Kirkland Duo Resolves Adult Guardianship Case

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. The clinic is currently not seeing clients in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but earlier this year, a couple of Kirkland & Ellis attorneys handled an intake together and tackled the case themselves.

Edelson’s Got the Hook Up: Helping Kids Connect

A million thanks to Edelson PC for generously donating over 100 laptop computers to low-income children struggling to access distance learning platforms while schools are closed due to COVID-19. A number of the donated laptops were sent to young learners from CVLS minor GAL and Child Rep cases. We are so grateful to Edelson for moving quickly and creatively to address this urgent need in our community.

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 board president, will serve as …

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