January 2016 eNewsletter; and Remembering Sheldon Roodman

in-memoriam-sheldon-roodman-sidebarWe are sad to share the news of Sheldon Roodman’s death.  Sheldon, who served as LAF’s Executive Director for more than 30 years, passed away on January 25, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.  He was a great, humble, wise man, who led LAF very well for many years.  More information, including obituary, funeral arrangements, services, and shiva will be available soon.  To make a contribution to LAF in memory of Sheldon Roodman, click here.

You can read more about Sheldon’s impact on LAF, as well as much more, in our January eNewsletter, out today.


Justice is Served 2016 Tickets On Sale


On Friday, March 4th, 2016, LAF is kicking off its 50th Anniversary at its annual Spring event Justice Is Served.  This special evening at The Tortoise Club launches a yearlong celebration of a half century of providing free legal services to the most vulnerable people in the Chicago community.

The event will feature a premium open bar, buffet and passed hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and live entertainment, all emceed by LAF Governing Board member Philip H. Corboy, Jr.  Tickets and Sponsorships are available now — get them online here!  We hope to see you there to celebrate LAF’s 50th Anniversary!