Kudos to Amanda Insalaco!

The CBF extends a hearty congratulations to Amanda Insalaco, our 2016 Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholar! Amanda, who graduated from DePaul College of Law last May, received a prestigious Borchard Fellowship in Law & Aging for 2019-2020 hosted by the Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL), a CBF grantee.

The Borchard Fellowship will give Amanda the opportunity to build on the work she did as an intern at CDEL during her third year of law school. As part of her Borchard Fellowship, Amanda started the Housing Preservation Project, which aims to preserve homeownership rights for Cook County seniors so that they can afford to age in place and ensures they have succession plans to pass on their property interest. Amanda carries a full caseload, representing seniors in quiet title actions and foreclosure, eviction, and building code violation defense. She also provides community presentations to seniors regarding property tax exemptions, succession plans, and emergency repair funds, and trains pro bono attorneys to provide legal services to senior homeowners in a workshop setting.

Amanda Insalaco with her proud father at her recent swearing-in

And a second congratulations is in order. Amanda, who started her career as an Illinois JusticeCorps Fellow in Knox County, was sworn in as an Illinois attorney on November 7.

All of us here at the CBF could not be prouder of Amanda. We wish her great success with her Fellowship!