With 50 years of experience providing high quality, free legal services to low-income Chicagoans, CVLS and its volunteers are often recognized for their outstanding work.

Immigration Win!

Julia had been fighting to get a green card for nearly 20 years when she came to CVLS’ American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Immigration Legal Clinic and met Nicole Minnis. Nicole, who had been sworn in as an attorney that week, had never had a case, pro bono or otherwise. Interested in gaining immigration experience, she came to the AILA clinic where chair Matt Kriezelman guided her through Julia’s intake interview. 

Clinic Spotlight: Drinker Biddle & Reath / Erie Community Center

In a church basement once a month on Sundays, then a Drinker Biddle & Reath summer associate, Katherine Miler received her first exposure to a clinic she now oversees. Now an associate in the firm’s Health Care Practice Group, and the chair of CVLS’ Drinker Biddle / Erie Community Center Legal Clinic, Katie witnessed and helped implement the clinic’s evolution.