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.

Volunteer Success Stories: May 2015

Here’s what our volunteers have been up to this month!

  • CASE OF CANINE CONFUSION: Volunteer Saves Client from Massive Expenses in Dog Bite Case
  • Mother on Fixed Income, Supportive Son Stay in their Home
  • In the Face of Medical Expenses, Client Saves Home … with a CVLS Volunteer Assist
  • Volunteer Secures Modification – on Terms More Favorable than Expected!

Clinic Spotlight: Jewish United Fund

Ask CVLS’ Jewish United Fund / Jewish Community Legal Services Clinic chair, Sima Blue, how potential clients find out about the clinic catering to Chicago’s Jewish population, and her answer could be used to describe CVLS in general: clients are referred from social service agencies and the courts, but mostly, she says, “I ask them how they heard about our programs and they’ll all say, ‘oh, everybody knows.’”