2013 – Ellyce Anapolsky

At the time she received the fellowship, Ellyce Anapolsky served as a staff attorney at Health & Disability Advocates (HDA), where she had worked since 2004. She is now a staff attorney at AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. She represents clients primarily in Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits cases…

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2013 – Daniel M. Hochbaum

Daniel Hochbaum is an Equal Justice Works Fellow with Equip for Equality’s Special Education Clinic. At Equip for Equality, Daniel established the Learning Disabilities Project, which provides direct legal representation, self-advocacy education and outreach to Chicago’s low-income children with learning disabilities and their families.

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2012 – Susan LePeau DeCostanza

Susan LePeau DeCostanza’s commitment to public service and passion for helping children began long before she attended law school. After graduating from Boston College, Susan spent two years volunteering in Peru, where she created and implemented a literacy program for women and children and taught a class for youth.

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2011 – Todd L. Belcore

Todd Belcore had a lot of options as he started his legal career. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he worked at Kirkland & Ellis as a Litigation Department Project Assistant. He then went to Northwestern Law School where he was President of the Student Bar Association his third year and graduated on the Dean’s List in 2010.

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2013 – Debby Knoblock Brown

Debby Knoblock Brown began her legal career at the East St. Louis, Illinois office of Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation (LOLLAF), where she continues to work today. Currently, Debby is a senior staff attorney in LOLLAF’s Legal Help for Homeowners Project.

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2013 – Kenya Garrett-Burnett

Kenya Garrett-Burnett joined LAF as a staff attorney in 2009. She currently works in LAF’s Public Benefits Practice Group, where she focuses on representing low-income people with HIV who are seeking public assistance such as Social Security benefits, Medicaid, and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits (food stamps).

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2013 – Matthew Hulstein

Matt Hulstein began working at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) shortly after graduating from law school in 2012. As a staff attorney on CVLS’ Chancery Court Access to Justice Pro Bono Project, Matt represents low-income people without lawyers in mortgage foreclosure cases, insurance cases, and administrative appeals from government agencies…

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2013 – Erica Spangler Raz

Erica Spangler Raz has dedicated her entire legal career to public interest work. For the first five years of her career, she successfully balanced two part-time jobs, both at legal aid organizations. At CARPLS, Erica provided legal consultations and brief legal services through CARPLS’ legal aid hotline as well as at the Collection Advice Desk…

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2012 – Jarrett Adams

Jarrett Adams, the 2012 CBF Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Scholarship recipient, has an acute appreciation of the critical role public interest attorneys play in ensuring access to justice. When he was 17 years old, Jarrett was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and sentenced to 28 years in a maximum security prison.

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2010 – Elizabeth A. Cunningham, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

2009 – Teri L. Ross, Illinois Legal Aid Online

2008 – Dennericka Brooks, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

2007 – Miguel Keberlein Gutierrez, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

2006 – Sarah E. Biehl, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

2005 – Michael G. Bergmann, Public Interest Law Initiative

2004 – Sherizaan Minwalla, National Immigrant Justice Center

2003 – Elizabeth Berrones-Rotchford, Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic

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