Every summer, Legal Council welcomes a group of law students and interns interested in advancing health justice in Illinois. Learn more about four of our spectacular interns below. (Some answers edited for clarity.) Click here for part one of our intern series! Tyler Smith – HIV Program Intern How did you hear about Legal Council? I…

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Every summer, Legal Council welcomes a group of law students and interns interested in advancing health justice in Illinois. Learn more about four of our spectacular interns below. (Some answers edited for clarity.) Click here for part two of our intern series! Olivia Blauert – Homeless Program Intern Why did you want to intern with Legal Council?…

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Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert and ever-growing team. Today’s Spotlight features Zoe Harris, our new Children’s Mental Health Advocate. What brought you to Legal Council? I came to Legal Council through Avodah, which is a year-long fellowship rooted in Jewish values around social justice and anti-poverty work.…

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Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert and ever-growing team. Today’s Spotlight features Caroline Creed, our new Homeless Advocacy Specialist.  What brought you to Legal Council? This year I am participating in a year-long service program called Avodah. When I was accepted into Avodah in the spring I was…

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Dear friends, I wanted to personally thank you for making a difference in the lives of thousands of Illinoisans. Because of you, 1,500 clients received life-changing legal care from Legal Council in just the first six months of 2019. We’re changing more lives than ever before, but we can’t stop now. While our clients face many obstacles,…

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On July 23, the Chicago Bar Foundation honored Legal Council’s program director Lisa Parsons with the most prestigious award given to Chicago public interest lawyers, the Thomas H. Morsch Award. “Lisa, every day and with every client, chips away at the notion that [those who are homeless and living with severe mental illness] can be…

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