The Wider Impact: LAF’s September eNewsletter

Each of our clients faces an important and unique legal problem, and LAF’s staff work every day to achieve the best outcomes for that individual client.  But we also try to focus on the wider issues we see in our client communities that prevent them from living safe, stable lives.  In this month’s eNewsletter, you…

Hospitals Partnering with Lawyers to Improve Healthcare

A wonderful video premiered on PBS NewsHour earlier this month, profiling medical-legal partnerships in Nebraska.  Medical-legal partnerships allow lawyers and doctors to work together to address the causes and consequences of illness and build a path to long-term health. For those living in poverty like LAF’s clients, health issues can trigger legal problems, and legal issues can exacerbate…

LAF Wins Big for Cabrini-Green Residents

Thanks to dedicated LAF attorneys and great pro bono help from Sidley Austin LLP, displaced families from Cabrini-Green finally have a hope of returning home.  That’s because a settlement was reached last week between the Cabrini Green Local Advisory Council and the Chicago Housing Authority. This settlement concludes a 2013 federal lawsuit LAF filed on…

YPB Ambassador in the Spotlight: Chris Schneider

Right after LAF’s Golf Outing in 2014, LAF Young Professionals Board member Chris Schneider came to us and asked to help lead the efforts to plan the event in 2015.  Schneider, a Director in KPMG’s Forensic Practice, has been working hard since then with co-chair Joe Pedota to make the 2015 LAF Golf Outing the…

Rights, Only if you have Money

Sometimes our clients can articulate the importance of our work better than we can.  That happened to our partners at Maine’s Pine Tree Legal Assistance this week.  Heather Denkmire, an artist and writer who lives in Maine and has struggled with poverty, wrote a column in the Bangor Daily News that puts a face on the sorts…