Through the Eyes of the Intern: Colleen Nicholson

Today on the blog we’re doing something a little different.  Instead of telling you about what we’ve been up to here at LAF, we’re letting one of our summer interns do it for us as a guest blogger!   Colleen Nicholson is a law school student at the University of Michigan, originally from the Chicago…

Education Law Pro Bono Opportunity

LAF invites all interested attorneys to participate in a training for new volunteers in the LAF Education Law Pro Bono Project. LAF’s Education Law Pro Bono Project refers cases for children with disabilities who need advocacy to obtain proper special education services. This year, we are also expanding the project to include representation of children…

Congratulations, Jim!

LAF is proud and excited to congratulate Jim Irving of DLA Piper, a founding member of our Young Professionals Board, for receiving The Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award at the Chicago Bar Association and Foundation’s Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon this afternoon. In his speech, Jim spoke of the importance of having…

When Immigration and Healthcare Don’t Meet

This article ran earlier this week in the Chicago Tribune.  It tells the story of Jesus Arroyo, an undocumented immigrant without health insurance, who was struck by a car almost two years ago and has been struggling to recover without the help of doctors and nurses.  He is recovering slowly, with the help of his family…