Rebekah Azar Rashidfarokhi

Rebekah Azar
Rashidfarokhi
Director, Guardian ad Litem for Minors Program
Education: 
The University of Georgia (B.A., Spanish, 2003) (B.B.A., Marketing, 2003)
The University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 2007)

Since joining CVLS in 2007, Rebekah has handled cases in the areas of family law, guardianship, immigration, foreclosure litigation and foreclosure mediation. She has served as Director of the Guardian ad Litem for Minors Program since 2011, and is responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising more than 200 volunteer GALs every year. She also serves as a liaison between the Probate Court and DCFS. During law school, Rebekah worked at an immigration clinic at the US-Mexico border and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Colombia. She is fluent in Spanish and is an active immigrant rights advocate. Rebekah is a former member of the Junior Leadership Council of the National Immigrant Justice Center and former Director of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association. She is currently Vice Chair of the Legal Aid Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and a member of the Child Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association.