Successful Event at First Bank of Highland Park

Throughout the month of August, HPHLAC was the featured non-profit at the First Bank of Highland Park Ruth Fell Wander Community Wall. We were honored to be selected and to have the opportunity for the community to learn more about the services we provide. Highlights on the wall included success stories about how the clinic’s volunteer attorneys have helped individuals and their families during its first year of operation. It included information about partner agencies that are integral to the clinic’s work.

On Thursday, August 25th, we celebrated our first year of operation and our display with members of the Board, volunteers, clients, and community members. The presentation included statements from our new Executive Director, Susan Shulman; our Managing Attorney, Kathryn Vanden Berk; Mayor Nancy Rotering; and a client who we successfully helped in a housing matter.

Thank you to the First Bank of Highland Park and all the attendees! We are so happy you could celebrate with us!

Amnesty in Lake County until July 15th

Lake County is offering amnesty until July 15th for all outstanding fines with traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and court-ordered judgments to pay off the debts without interest. To qualify, the debt owed must have the date of judgment of over a year. Following the amnesty period, all outstanding debts will be subject to additional interest.

Residents with outstanding fines should call Lake County’s designated collection agency, Harris & Harris Ltd., at (800) 515-9720.

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Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic Monthly Open Clinic Being Held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 9AM-12PM

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic Monthly Open Clinic being held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 9AM-12PM

Highland Park, IL –October 26, 2015 – The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic, located at The Firehouse Youth Center, 1830 Green Bay Rd, will be having monthly open clinic hours on Saturday, November 7, from 9AM to 12 noon. Those needing legal assistance for immigration, housing, and domestic violence issues may visit the Clinic during these hours to request pro-bono legal services. To be eligible to receive services, clients must live in Highland Park or Highwood and meet financial need requirements.

Regular office hours are 9AM-12 noon on Monday-Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 12-2. Evening and weekend hours may be available upon request. The office is closed on holidays.

For more information about open clinic hours and expanded summer hours, please call (847) 926-1867 or e-mail

To learn more about the Clinic’s services, other resources, to donate or volunteer visit the Clinic’s website at