Support Shannon’s Marathon Run!

Shannon Mrksich, a member of the LAF Board of Directors, is running the Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2013. She will be donating all of her proceeds to LAF.  Support her by donating here, and leave Shannon a message of support in the comments!

Staff Successes!

LAF attorneys Kenya Burnett and Dennericka Brooks have recently been honored by two highly prestigious awards. On September 18th, Kenya, who works in our Public Benefits Practice Group, received one of five 2013 Chicago Bar Foundation Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowships.  These fellowships began in 2007, and help outstanding recent law school graduates who work in public…

Bilingual Pro Bono Opportunity

LAF is looking for Spanish-speaking volunteers in our Medical Debt Relief Project. LAF’s Medical Debt Relief Project helps eligible clients prepare the necessary paperwork to request  a waiver of medical debts from hospitals. Financial assistance and charity care are a great way for people of low income to lower their debts without filing bankruptcy. Volunteers…

Section 8 and Foreclosures

This week, WBEZ’s Natalie Moore, in collaboration with Angela Caputo from the Chicago Reporter, reported about the number of housing choice voucher-holders living in foreclosed properties.  The Chicago Housing Authority is paying their landlords a monthly rental subsidy, but many of those landlords are neglecting their properties and their tenants’ needs.  Attorneys from LAF’s Housing Practice Group…