Standout Volunteers Honored at Law & Disorder

Friday, April 28, 2017

Standout Volunteers Honored at Law & Disorder

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Each year at Law & Disorder CVLS honors the volunteers who make our good work possible. Our volunteers spend nights and weekends working with clients and they take time out of their busy workday to help someone who cannot afford a lawyer obtain access to justice. Every year thousands of attorneys help low income Chicagoans resolve their legal problems, for free, because they believe it is the right thing to do.

Last year 2,095 volunteer attorneys helped almost 10,000 Chicago area residents navigate complicated legal problems. Those attorneys (and a few non-attorneys) counseled, advised and represented people through foreclosures, evictions, bankruptcies, divorces, adoptions, guardianships, immigration cases and dozens of types of legal problems. They spent their weekends helping undocumented immigrants create safety plans for their U.S.-born children, for free, because they care.

Without volunteers there is no CVLS. Our volunteers take cases that change people’s lives, they help train young attorneys to value pro bono work and perform it skillfully. Every year we like to honor those volunteers who went above and beyond for CVLS, their clients or the pro bono community. These are just a few of our volunteers whose dedication and exemplary work stood out.


COURT OF HONOR                              

Richard A. Campbell                                                      

PROGRAM PARTNER                           

AILA Chicago Chapter


American Immigration Lawyers


Renae M. Yoo                             


Amicus Poloniae
Arthur Corbin
Richard E. Zabelski


Chinese American Services League
Thanhan (An) Nguyen

Stephanie L. Tang


Jane Addams

James M. Cascino


JUF / JCLS Community Legal Services

Richard H. Levy                                          


PILI / Legal Prep Community Law Clinic
Laurie I. Mikva                           


Locke Lord / St. Procopius Church
Rebecca M. Hemmings


Our Lady of Mercy / St. Clements Church
Karen L. Choudhury                   


Schiff Hardin / How Inc.
Matthew G. Schiltz                      


Sidley Austin / Salvation Army
Sarah Bermingham    


South Asian Legal Clinic
Furqan Mohammed   


Southeast Legal Clinic /

New Life Covenant Church
Karen A. Meaderds


Old St. Mary’s Church
 Maureen J. McGann   



Marc Ungar               



Susan A. Malter

Brooke G. Rezko 

Faustine T. Walcott 


GAL Minor                                            

Debra S. Davy

Mariska S. Richards


GAL Adult                                            

Marcie L. Hefler

Lyle R. Mays


Child Rep                                                               

Janet K. Maxwell-Wickett

Agnieszka Zielinski Olechno


Access to Justice                  

Jonathan N. Adair



Barbara A. Mallon

Richard W. Orman