There are lots of misconceptions about our work in legal aid. Some people think we are the public defender. Some think our clients must have done something wrong to need legal help. Many think that we are exclusively funded by the government and on a level that enables everyone who needs our help to get it.
Reality is more complicated. The communities LAF serves are those who face small and large injustices every day, like the ones Tim Hufman works to overturn every day. LAF’s clients are innocent people like Christina and her family who are desperate for our services. LAF’s work is often groundbreaking and complex, like Lisa’s work to bring down human traffickers. And LAF’s funding comes more and more from individuals like yourselves, who believe in every person’s right to a fair day in court. Every one of these stories can be found in the July eNewsletter, out now. Read it here.
On behalf of everyone at LAF and all our clients, we thank you for your continued support over the last 50 years of LAF’s presence in Cook County. Your dedication keeps us strong as we look forward to the next 50!