Health Justice for All

For 30 years, Legal Council for Health Justice has empowered individuals and communities, using the power of the law to secure dignity, opportunity, and well-being for all. Your support provides hope and stability for children and adults living with life-changing health conditions.

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Join an expert legal & advocacy non-profit serving thousands of children, families, and adults living with life-altering health conditions. We're currently hiring for Bilingual Outreach and Education Coordinator, and Supervisory Attorney.

OUR CHILD HEALTH ADVOCATES NEVER SLEEP

Congratulations to Amy Zimmerman, Legal Council’s Director of Children & Families Partnerships, for receiving the Public Health Advocacy Award! The Illinois Public Health Association’s Public Health Advocacy Award is awarded to an advocate whose outstanding accomplishments have bettered public health in Illinois.

Chicago Public Schools Bill

Governor Signs School Bill Legal Council Helped Craft

This past May, Legal Council collaborated with Rep. Fred Crespo to pass an amendment to SB 454, amending the Illinois school code. This amendment strengthens the Chicago Public Schools special education process by allowing parents to become equal team members in the involvement of their child’s education plan.

Stock Asthma Legislation Aims to Protect Students with Asthma

GOV. SIGNS BILL PROPOSED BY LEGAL COUNCIL ADVOCATES

The ‘Stock Asthma Rescue Medication’ bill (SB 3015), crafted with help from Legal Council’s children and family advocates, has been signed by Gov. Rauner and is now Public Act 100-0726. This victory will promote access to proper asthmatic care to children in need, allowing schools to voluntarily stock asthma rescue medication and for trained staff to administer it when a student experiences respiratory distress.

What We Do

Legal Council for Health Justice builds its services on three pillars: individual legal representation, outreach and education, and impact advocacy.

Who We Serve

Legal Council for Health Justice serves many demographics, including individuals living with HIV/AIDS, children and families with disabilities and chronic illness, senior citizens, and homeless individuals with dual diagnosis.

Our Staff

Legal Council is home to a diverse, passionate, and innovative team. Learn more about the great people within our agency.

Lead The Fight

This work can't be done without you. Your donation provides free legal services that help low-income Illinoisans with chronic, disabling, and stigmatizing health conditions secure and plan their futures.

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