Wanted: Bilingual Immigration Attorney

CVLS is looking for a bilingual (Spanish) attorney with at least three years of experience handling immigration cases to provide legal consultations, advice and representation to low-income immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Justice. The attorney will review new immigration cases, manage a caseload and recruit, supervise, and support volunteer attorneys. This staff attorney position requires Spanish fluency,

This Year’s DePaul Family Law Field Clinic Highlights

CVLS Deputy Director, Phil Mohr, and Supervising Attorney, Rob Zielinski, partner with DePaul University College of Law each year to give licensed law students the opportunity to represent low-income clients through the DePaul Family Law Field Clinic. Phil and Rob team up to supervise four to eight DePaul students on a variety of family law matters. Third-year law students, Alexis Beamon, Lakeyah Scales, Olivia Kappers, and Hoyeon Yoo, participated in the clinic this year and are weeks away from graduation. Here are just a few of clients helped by the clinic this year!

Foreclosure Case Dismissed

Our volunteers are made of stern stuff – they’re known to handle complicated and difficult cases. Steven Friedman took one such case through our Jewish United Fund (JUF) clinic over two years ago. The client, Lloyd, came to CVLS because he had been served with a foreclosure complaint.

Co-Parenting Comes True

Volunteer Annie Monjar, an associate with Ropes & Gray, helped a Navy veteran ensure he had access to his young daughter after a separation from his long-term partner. Annie navigated through several changes in the parties’ work and family lives, but ultimately, the parents were able to communicate and come to an understanding with one another.

Driving Record Cleared

Volunteer’s Attention to Detail Solves Odd Legal Issue Charles came to CVLS with a unique problem. In 2017, he was charged and convicted of driving a vehicle without insurance in DuPage County. As a result, his driver’s license had been suspended, and, if he wanted to drive again, he had to purchase more expensive automobile …

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Legal Prep Clinic Back in Form!

Pair of Housing Clients Served by Crowell Associates The COVID-19 pandemic slowed down many aspects of daily life, including CVLS’ neighborhood clinics. But since the beginning of 2022, Kathy Koester and our clinic chairs have been working to restore access to justice for low-income clients in their communities. Our Community Law Clinic at Legal Prep …

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CVLS and Enova Partner to Build Loan Modification Calculators to Protect Homeowners In Foreclosure

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) is excited to announce the COVID Loan Modification Calculator, a key tool for attorneys and consumer advocates across the United States to help homeowners keep their homes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The calculator will be an essential tool to help legal advocates and homeowners understand borrower eligibility …

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