50th Anniversary of MLK’s Dream

The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech this week got us thinking about Dr. King’s dream, that one day the fetters of poverty and discrimination would be lifted from the poorest and most vulnerable among us.Your support of LAF helps make that dream more of a reality for thousands…

CHA Drug Policies Unfair

LAF’s own Larry Wood, director of our Housing Practice Group, wrote an Opinion piece for the Chicago Sun Times this week.  You can read the whole piece on the Sun Times’ website here. He argues that the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) unfairly targets people of color with their drug testing policy.  “The CHA’s mandatory drug-testing policy…

Adela Carlin Profile

Earlier this summer, LAF’s Community Engagement Unit (CEU) Director, Adela Carlin, worked with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in their Community Lawyering Training Program.  The Shriver Center recently profiled her awesome work on their website.  She talked to younger lawyers and encouraged them to “push the envelope a little bit and not…

LAF Picnic 2013

Earlier this month, all the staff from LAF got together out of the office, to celebrate another year’s worth of groundbreaking work and dedicated service.  We had a great time, sharing an afternoon full of barbecue, families, Frisbee games, and a piñata for the kids. Check out some photos from that day now!

From LAF to SNL!

Now that it’s Friday, you may be getting ready for the weekend, but one former LAF Vista is getting ready for something a little bigger.  Claire Mulaney, who worked with LAF as a Bankruptcy Pro-Se Americorps Vista, will join the writing staff of Saturday Night Live for the coming season.  The Chicago Tribune also notes…