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Staff Spotlight: Hannah Berkowitz

Hannah Berkowitz, Legal Council Staff Attorney Legal Council just keeps growing! Two months ago, we welcomed over 10 new employees in our legal programs, development team, and administrative team. Legal Council has many exciting projects coming up, so we’re taking the time to highlight the projects and our new team members in our new blog…

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Staff Spotlight: Jena Moch

Legal Council just keeps growing! During the last couple of months, we welcomed multiple new employees in our legal programs, development team, and administrative team. Legal Council has many exciting projects coming up, so we’re taking the time to highlight the projects and our new team members in our new blog series “Staff Spotlight”. Today we…

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Staff Spotlight: Johan Lee

Legal Council just keeps growing! Last month, we welcomed over 10 new employees in our legal programs, development team, and administrative team. Legal Council has many exciting projects coming up, so we’re taking the time to highlight the projects and our new team members in our new blog series “Staff Spotlight”. Today we put a…

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Celebrating 30 years of Legal Council!

Legal Council’s 30th Anniversary Gala was a hit! Thank you to everyone who supported this special, one-time, sold out event. Special thank you to Gala Co-Chairs Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson, local leaders in law and longtime supporters of Legal Council. “Thirty years ago, our hero James Monroe Smith founded AIDS Legal Council to…

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Staff Spotlight: Megan Harkins

Legal Council just keeps growing! In just this month, we welcomed over 10 new employees in our legal programs, development team, and administrative team. Legal Council has many exciting projects coming up, so we’re taking the time to highlight the projects and our new team members in our new blog series “Staff Spotlight.” In the…

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Celebrating #LegalCouncilPride

This Pride Month, Legal Council for Health Justice had a blast participating in the Chicago Pride Parade!   We would like to thank not only the Chicago Spirit Brigade for raising funds for our programs but also to everyone who marched with us. Happy Pride!  

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Guest Blog: Taking Pride in Who You Are

“I always knew I wanted to work in public interest law, but I came to Legal Council because I wanted a place where I could be myself. I wanted a place where I could interact with clients who were like me. Growing up in South Georgia, I didn’t always have that.” – Myron Grant, Legal Council Staff Attorney.

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4th Annual May Ball was a Derby Day Success!

Thanks to all those who supported the 4th Annual May Ball on May 5 at the stunning home of Dr. Nabeela Rasheed and Fawzia Mirza. Over 175 attendees packed the house on the most beautiful evening of the year to date, donning derby attire (read: big, bold hats) with lots of festive spring color! We even had…

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Beyond Shame & Stigma

Our sold out panel discussion “HIV Criminalization: Beyond Shame & Stigma,” co-sponsored with our friends at TPAN, was a great success this past Thursday, Feb 15. The expert panel included Maurice Chapman formerly of South Suburban HIV/AIDS Regional Clinics, Dr. Trevor Hoppe of SUNY-Albany and author of Punishing Disease, Vera Lamarr of Sex Workers Outreach Project, and Scott Schoettes…

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