Stanley Cup Stakes Have Been Raised!

LAF and Tampa’s Bay area Legal Services have made a friendly wager on the outcome of the Stanley Cup Championship.  Both organizations work to provide free civil legal services for people living in poverty in their regions, and have entered into a friendly wager on behalf of their teams. LAF, in Chicago, has promised half a…

Daniel P. Lindsey, recipient of this year’s Jerold S. Solovy Award

Every year at the Annual Luncheon, LAF honors a supervisory or staff attorney who has gone above and beyond for his or her clients with the Jerold S. Solovy Equal Justice Award. The award was created in Jerry Solovy’s honor by Jenner & Block, on the occasion of Jerry’s 50th anniversary with the firm. This honoree…

LAF advocates for DV client, will speak at this years Luncheon

Bhavika had a happy life in India before she entered into an arranged marriage and then was brought to the United States by her husband on his work visa. She lived with her husband and his parents, who all abused and terrorized her emotionally. They removed her bedroom door so she couldn’t have any privacy,…

LAF Helps Korean War Veteran Get Back On Her Feet

LAF represented the widow of a Korean War veteran, Ms. G, who originally came to LAF because her social security retirement check was being garnished for an over payment of her VA survivor pension. Ms. G was losing about 15% of $1000 a month and her application for waiver was denied. This left her in…