Catherine Alin has been a staff attorney at LAF since 2004. She currently represents clients in pre-decree and post-decree divorce cases through LAF’s Children and Family Practice Group and Family Law Project. Most of Catherine’s cases involve clients who are attempting to dissolve long-term marriages and need assistance securing a fair distribution of marital assets and income.read more ...
At the time she received the fellowship in 2012, Sarah Baum was a staff attorney at LAF, where she had worked since graduating from DePaul University College of Law in 2008. An attorney in the Immigrants and Workers’ Rights Practice Group, Sarah brought claims in federal and state court on behalf of individuals…read more ...
Adela Carlin began her legal career at LAF, where she still works today. She currently serves as the Director of LAF’s innovative Community Engagement Unit (CEU), which was built upon a model Adela had employed in her casework. The CEU is charged with mobilizing outreach and working with community organizations throughout LAF’s service area…read more ...
Jill Roberts joined Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) as a staff attorney in 2010. Notably, she began her work at CGLA in 2006 as a law student intern, and it was that experience that solidified her plan to become a legal aid attorney. Having fulfilled her dream, Jill currently holds a unique position with dual roles in CGLA’s family law and criminal records programs.read more ...
Amy Sample has worked in Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.’s (LOLLAF) East St. Louis, Illinois office since she graduated from law school in 2006. Amy began her career at LOLLAF as the Domestic Violence attorney based at the Unified Domestic Violence Courtroom in St. Clair County, where she daily represented victims of domestic abuse…read more ...
2011 – Colleen Boraca, AIDS Legal Council
Daniel Contreras, Equip for Equality
Kathleen Finn, Prairie State Legal Services
Keri McGuire, Life Span
Sarah O’Connor-Linares, Health & Disability Advocates
2010 – Amany Ezeldin, Life Span
Mariangela Monteiro, Equip for Equality
Ryann Katherine Moran, Uptown People’s Law Center
Melissa Staas, Family Defense Center
Monica Torres-Linares, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
2009 – Jill Becker, Illinois Legal Aid Online
Kevin Patrick Curran, Life Span
Stephanie Hiebert, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation
Beth Johnson, Cabrini Green Legal Aid
Claudia Valenzuela, National Immigrant Justice Center
2008 – Hilda Bahena, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Peter Bibler, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Rachel Shapiro, Equip for Equality
Stacey Tutt, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Debra Wysong, Equip for Equality
2007 – Zenaida Alonzo, Chicago Legal Advocacy to Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM)
Janel Freeman, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation
Julie Harcum, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Rachel Heaston, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Kathryn Socha, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicagoread more ...