Posts by Erin Butler

Staff Spotlight: S.T. Conner

Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert and ever-growing team. Today’s Spotlight features S.T. Conner, a Behavioral Health MLP VISTA.  What brought you to Legal Council? I align with Legal Council’s mission to serve people facing barriers to accessing services due to illness or disability. As someone who has…

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Client Focus: Nicole

Nicole was struggling in school. She couldn’t identify two digit numbers and was having a hard time communicating. She already had an individualized education program (IEP), but Nicole and her family were unsure if she was receiving all of her services. Nicole and her parents only spoke Spanish, but no one at her school could…

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Big Victory in Illinois for Lead-Exposed Children

Illinois children with lead poisoning will soon have access to critical supports and services, thanks to legislation spearheaded by Legal Council’s child health advocates. This past weekend, the Illinois General Assembly included in the budget implementation bill an amendment to the Early Intervention Services System Act that will guarantee access to Early Intervention (EI) services…

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Staff Spotlight: Jonnsebastian Orozco

Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert team. Today’s Spotlight features Jonnsebastian Orozco, a senior law student with our children and families partnerships program. 

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Client Focus: Jackson

Dana is a mother of three children struggling to balance a variety of medical and income problems. She had been seeking consistent medical treatment to ensure that her children were receiving the care they needed. Dana and her family began services through Under the Rainbow, where her children could receive therapy. Her middle son, Jackson,…

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Staff Spotlight: Adoley Jordan

Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert and ever-growing team. Today’s Spotlight features Adoley Jordan, Legal Council’s Grants Manager.  What brought you to Legal Council? I am interested in public health and health policy. Also I am a current MPH [Master of Public Health] student at University of Illinois…

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Staff Spotlight: Jada Tinnin

Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert and ever-growing team. Today’s Spotlight features Jada Tinnin, a Health and Disability Medical Legal Partnership Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA with our HIV/AIDS program. What brought you to Legal Council? I wanted to learn more about law and public health. I also have a…

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Staff Spotlight: Shelmun Dashan

Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert and ever-growing team. Today’s Spotlight features Shelmun Dashan, a new staff attorney in the HIV/AIDS Program.  What brought you to Legal Council? Like Julie Brennan, I came to Legal Council from a restricted legal aid organization for the same reasons: Legal Council…

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