Letter From the Executive Director, July 2019

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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Meet Our Award-Winning Attorney

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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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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Introducing Legal Council’s Interns, Part 1

Introducing Legal Council’s Interns, Part 1 July 3, 2019   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. Part two is available now.  Alexis Bailey How did you hear about Legal Council? The career service…

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Legal Council Attorney Honored with Prestigious Award

On July 23, Legal Council’s Program Director Lisa Parsons will receive the most prestigious award given to Chicago public interest lawyers. This award, the Thomas H. Morsch Award, is presented by the Chicago Bar Foundation to a long-time, exemplary legal aid and public interest law attorney for their public service accomplishments. Congratulations, Lisa! Thank you…

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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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Staff Spotlight: Adoley Jordan

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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 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

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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 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

Legal Council Staff Spotlight

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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