2014 – Michelle Fitzsimmons

Michelle Fitzsimmons began her legal career at the Rock Island office of Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS), where she continues to work today. Since 2007, Michelle has represented low-income clients in a broad range of civil legal matters…

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2014 – Caroline Manley

Caroline Manley began working at Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL) shortly after graduating from law school in 2011. She was awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Borchard Center on Law & Aging to launch a project to develop legal clinics in four senior centers…

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2014 – Verity Sandell

Verity Sandell joined LAF as a staff attorney in 2012 shortly after graduating from law school. She works in LAF’s Children and Families Practice Group’s Education Project, through which she represents children who are in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services…

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2014 – Jessica Schneider

Jessica Schneider joined Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (CLCCRUL) in 2011. She currently serves as a Staff Attorney for the Fair Housing and Educational Equity Projects.

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2014 – Rachel Weisberg

Rachel Weisberg joined Equip for Equality as a staff attorney in 2012. Her practice focuses on litigating disability rights discrimination claims in a variety of forums. Rachel has helped clients win favorable outcomes in cases ranging from the exclusion from businesses to the denial of housing to the reduction of State-provided home services critical for independent living.

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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 – 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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