News Tag: Legal Aid Committee

February 22, 2022

CBA Legal Aid Committee Shares Annual Legal Aid Highlights for 2021

The Chicago Bar Association Legal Aid Committee this month celebrated the impressive achievements of our legal aid community in 2021 and released their annual highlights booklet. 

The Legal Aid Committee, chaired this year by Kaethe Morris Hoffer from the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE), brings together representatives from dozens of legal aid organizations serving the […]

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February 15, 2021

2020 Selected Legal Aid Highlights

In January, the Chicago Bar Association Legal Aid Committee celebrated the impressive achievements of 25+ legal aid organizations here in the Chicagoland area in 2020. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, these dedicated institutions have demonstrated tremendous innovation and have continued to serve the legal needs of underrepresented communities.

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January 17, 2020

2019 legal aid highlightsLegal Aid Committee—Selected Highlights 2019

Each year, the CBA’s Legal Aid Committee compiles their program, litigation, and policy highlights from the year before and this year’s booklet is as inspiring as ever! 2019 was a big year for legal aid organizations and the clients they serve—from individual cases where a legal aid attorney saved someone’s home, family, and livelihood, to […]

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August 2, 2018

legal aid committee group photoCBA Legal Aid Committee: Sometimes You Want to Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Of the 100+ committees that the Chicago Bar Association provides, an attorney is sure to find a place to call home among like-minded professionals in their field. The legal aid community is no exception.

The CBF is proud to partner with and staff the CBA Legal Aid Committee, bringing together representatives from pro bono and legal aid organizations to address topics of common interest and to share information with one another. The Committee also works to further the understanding that each legal aid organization is part of a broader network in order to encourage collaboration and foster a sense of community.

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February 14, 2018

pro bono spotlight iconBreaking Poverty Barriers To Equal Justice

Join the CBA’s Legal Aid Committee on Tuesday, March 6th at 3pm for a multimedia, interactive video and panel CLE presentation designed to help legal professionals better understand the life circumstances and day-to-day challenges of their clients who are experiencing poverty. Expert panelists will provide practical strategies to help legal professionals communicate more effectively with their clients and improve client services and case outcomes. Attendees will receive 2.75 PR-CLE credits.

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February 20, 2014

Legal Aid Attorneys Share their Significant Cases, Policy Changes and Issues of 2013

On February 13th, members of the Chicago legal aid community gathered at the Chicago Bar Association for its monthly Legal Aid Committee meeting. But this was no regular meeting this was the annual forum to share and celebrate the successes of 2013 and learn about the important work their peers are doing.

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