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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.

Case Notes, Ms. R

When Ms. R and her former-husband divorced in 2009, she worked with CVLS and a volunteer attorney from Schiff Hardin to work out a child support and custody agreements for their son. The two co-parents worked well together until recently when her ex-husband began to violate the agreement, communicating with Ms. R at unpredictable intervals, or returning the child late from visits. 

CVLS’ GAL for Adults Highlighted by ISBA

Susan DeCostanza, Director of CVLS’ Guardian ad litem for Adults Program,  was featured in the Illinois State Bar Association’s publication, Illinois Lawyer. Susan wrote that volunteer attorneys who take an adult GAL case with CVLS are rewarded not only for helping provide much-needed legal services to someone who could not otherwise afford it, but also because they frequently have the honor of learning a small snippet of that client’s life and relaying it back to the court with the dignity it deserves.

Immigration training available for new or experienced attorneys

    Attorneys who want to volunteer to take an immigration case, or strengthen their knowledge of immigration law, are welcome to attend parts 3 and 4 of our CLE immigration series. Parts 1 and 2 took place in early January. Part three “Spotting Inadmissibility Issues in Immigration Cases” will be presented on February 9, and part four will be held at a later date. All seminars will be available online and eligible for CLE credit.

Immigration training available for new or experienced attorneys

    Attorneys who want to volunteer to take an immigration case, or strengthen their knowledge of immigration law, are welcome to attend parts 3 and 4 of our CLE immigration series. Parts 1 and 2 took place in early January. Part three “Spotting Inadmissibility Issues in Immigration Cases” will be presented on February 9, and part four will be held at a later date. All seminars will be available online and eligible for CLE credit. 

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