2020 Selected Legal Aid Highlights

February 15, 2021

In January, the Chicago Bar Association Legal Aid Committee celebrated the impressive achievements of 25+ legal aid organizations here in the Chicagoland area in 2020. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, these dedicated institutions have demonstrated tremendous innovation and have continued to serve the legal needs of underrepresented communities.

The committee showcased their efforts in this year’s highlights booklet–from advocating for the rights of people experiencing homelessness to providing critical pro bono representation for individuals affected by domestic violence; from the launch of a new hotline for immigration services to the creation of a virtual legal clinic aimed at helping small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

In a year dimmed with uncertainty and devastation, we ask that you join us in recognizing these legal aid organizations that continue to shine a light in the Chicago area.