It is that time of year when another amazing group of Illinois JusticeCorps fellows have completed their terms of service and move on to then next phase of their careers. These four fellows have dedicated the past year to helping people in need and have played a key role in the CBF’s larger efforts to make the court system more user-friendly and accessible for the growing number of people without lawyers.
We are thankful to be able to work with such passionate and strong individuals for the past year and hope they find all the success they deserve as they move forward with their careers:
Nadia Castillo– Recently started at the Greater Chicago Legal Clinic as an immigration paralegal.
Claire Evans– Will soon be starting her first year of law school at Northwestern University School of Law.
Elizabeth (Liza) Sayasane– Started at the University of Chicago where she will be pursuing a Master of Public Policy.
Megan Yerger– Plans on continuing to work in the legal field in Chicago now that her term of service is complete.
Illinois JusticeCorps is an innovative AmeriCorps service program that recruits, trains, and supervises recent college graduates and current college students to provide legal information, procedural guidance, and resource referrals to people coming into the court system on their own. This program helps many thousands of people without lawyers in Cook County every year and provides the fellows with a unique opportunity to gain exposure to the court system, build professional skills, and give back to the community. Learn more about the program here.