Legal Aid Matters Episode 06: Caitlin Cervenka

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, Caitlin Cervenka of LAF’s Children and Families Practice Group joins Nubia in conversation for this episode. They discuss the strategies Caitlin and her colleagues employ to advocate for survivors of violence in child custody and divorce proceedings, how low-income survivors experience violence differently than others, and,…

Legal Aid Matters Episode 3: LAF and CLC take on Chicago Public Schools

National Teacher’s Academy (NTA) is a high-performing (Level 1+) elementary school on Chicago’s near south side, serving students who are 80% African American and 80% low-income. In February, Chicago Public School approved a plan to close NTA and convert the campus into a new high school, despite the school’s remarkable success and despite the passionate…

Legal Aid Matters Episode 2 with Larry Wood

Episode 2 of LAF’s new podcast Legal Aid Matters podcast is now available. The show features Larry Wood, Director of our Housing Practice Group, in conversation with host Nubia Willman. Larry has spent the last 28 years at LAF, and in that time become a leading expert on housing-related issues that affect people in poverty, especially…