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.

AILA Expands

This month Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) will launch Legal Answers an online portal for Illinois attorneys to provide limited scope legal advice to lower-income Illinois residents about their civil legal issues. Legal Answers uses technology to overcome barriers presented by geography and scare local legal resources.

A long, purple journey

On August 16, 2001 two memorable events happened in Chuck Aron’s life. That morning, he lost his brother-in-law , Paul Bracken, to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s and that evening he ran his first Race Judicata.
“Race Judicata is very close to me,” Chuck told us. “That’s why I never miss it.”

Volunteers needed for Bankruptcy Panel

CVLS needs volunteers for our new bankrtupcy panel. Bankruptcy is a powerful tool that can provide a family with a much-needed fresh start, however, few people know how or when to file for bankruptcy. CVLS volunteers will advise potential clients of whether bankruptcy is appropriate and, if it is, assist them in filing for and securing their bankruptcy. A typical CVLS bankruptcy case will involve filling out and reviewing the petition and schedules, using special software on CVLS computers, attending a creditors’ meeting, and reviewing and negotiating any reaffirmation agreements.