Joe Pedota and The Claro Group: YPB Member and Golf Outing Sponsors

Young Professionals Board Member Joe Pedota, a Director in The Claro Group’s Government Contract Consulting practice, has been a crucial part in making this year’s upcoming Golf Outing possible.  Not only is he one of our Golf Outing co-chairs, alongside Chris Schneider, but he has also secured a sponsorship for the drink cart from The…

August 2015 eNewsletter

Almost every culture on earth teaches respect for elders, but too often we fail to live up to those ideals.  Seniors can fall through the cracks and find themselves struggling without support to protect their homes, their savings, or their health.  At LAF, we see stories like this every day.  In this month’s eNewsletter, you…

Larry Wood wins New Yorker Caption Contest once again!

Larry Wood, the Director of LAF’s Housing Practice Group, has won the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest for a record sixth time. With the competitive reputation of this contest, we are very impressed that Larry has once again come out on top. In a recent interview with Chicago Magazine, he let us all in on…

Juvenile Expungement and Second Chances

This week, a feature in The Atlantic explored the world of the juvenile justice system and the long-term impact it has on children’s lives after an arrest.  After a person turns 18, their juvenile arrest record is supposed to be sealed, and they should be able to start life as an adult with a clean slate.  But…

Katten Muchin Rosenman: Golf Outing and De Diego Clinic Sponsors

Open since April 2013, this public school-based legal clinic is a partnership between the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and LAF. Much like the DLA Piper Woodlawn Clinic, the Katten Legal Clinic at Jose de Diego Community Academy provides legal advice and extended representation to the entire school community including students, their families,…

DLA Piper: Golf Outing and Woodlawn Clinic Sponsors

When LAF centralized its operations four years ago, we worked hard to remain present in neighborhood communities, even though our physical office spaces all had moved downtown.  So, when DLA Piper approached us about developing a free legal clinic in the Woodlawn neighborhood, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to do just that.  The Woodlawn…