Mara Block: My Work Matters

Mara Block, LAF’s newly-appointed Director of Volunteer Services, works with our pro bono partners and helps extend the experience of helping our clients to the private bar and volunteer attorneys.  When asked why she works at LAF, she said: “My role here at LAF is a little different than most. Even though I came up…

Joann Villasenor: My Work Matters

Today we hear from Joann Villasenor,  a supervisory attorney in our Children & Families Practice Group.  Her work at LAF helps people start their lives over after abuse and tragedy: “I like my work at LAF because I am able to help people who cannot afford to pay for private attorneys.  The court system is intimidating…

Miguel Keberlein Gutierrez: My Work Matters

Miguel Keberlein Gutierrez is a supervisory attorney in our Immigrants and Workers’ Rights Practice Group, and is the director of the Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project (IMLAP).  As the son of a Guatemalan immigrant, he understands the struggles that immigrants face while working in this country.  We profiled Miguel almost a year ago, in our…

Ainat Margalit: My Work Matters

Today we hear from Ainat Margalit.  She is a staff attorney with our Consumer Practice Group. She keeps coming back to LAF because we’re a community of people helping people: “I work at LAF because I can’t imagine NOT using my law degree as a last defense for a family facing homelessness or financial ruin,…

Carrie Chapman: My Work Matters

Today’s story is from Carrie Chapman, the Director of our Public Benefits Practice Group.  She supports LAF because providing access to justice for all makes her feel like a patriot.  Read more about Carrie here: “I work here because I love our country. One of the things that makes us great is our strong and…

Lizzie Rosenthal: My Work Matters

Lizzie Rosenthal, a supervisory attorney in our Housing Practice Group knows why she works at LAF.  She doesn’t pull any punches in explaining how much our clients need us: “I work at LAF because low-income tenants get evicted after a “trial” that lasts three minutes if they don’t have an attorney.“ You too can give our…