Posts by Erin Butler

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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Staff Spotlight: Julie Brennan

Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert and ever-growing team. Today’s Spotlight features Julie Brennan, a new supervisory attorney for our children and family partnerships program.  What brought you to Legal Council? I have worked in legal aid for over 14 years, with all the restrictions of a legal…

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Client Focus: Alexis

At the age of 10, Alexis had been held back in school twice. Alexis couldn’t recite her ABC’s. In math class, she couldn’t distinguish between addition and subtraction symbols. Her mother tried day after day to get an evaluation and extra tutoring for her daughter, but the teachers insisted Alexis was fine, even though her…

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Illinois Kids Deserve Care: Big Win for In-Home Nursing Services

After years of settlement discussion, Legal Council settled the MA v. Bellock class-action lawsuit with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) in January. The judge ruled in favor of more than 1,300 medically complex children who need in-home nursing. This legal battle for Illinois children started after HFS hired a third party…

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