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, eligible staff, and the broader neighborhood. Katten attorneys and University of Chicago law students interview clients in both English and Spanish and gather information about the legal problems the clients are facing. Then, with oversight by LAF staff attorneys, clients are advised on their legal options and guided on next steps. In many cases, Katten attorneys will provide ongoing, extended representation to clients from the Clinic, with support from LAF.
Jonathan Baum, Katten’s Director of Pro Bono Services, explains: “The De Diego Clinic has provided one of the most rewarding experiences of my legal career, and I know many of my Katten colleagues would say the same. And it simply wouldn’t have been possible without the expertise, dedication, and passion of our partners at LAF.”
We are grateful for Katten’s dedication to the De Diego community, and for their ongoing support of LAF. They have stepped up as Lunch Sponsors for our upcoming Golf Outing, at the Harborside International Golf Center on Monday, September 21. Tickets and more are available here.