Thank you to all who joined us in helping to make access to justice a reality for those in need by supporting our 2021 Spring Non-Event. Due to concerns for public health and video conference fatigue, we stayed home, stayed safe, and stayed involved by supporting our non-event.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented the perfect storm where many not for profits were forced to lay off staff, close offices, and turn away people in need. Conversely, the Clinic further extended our reach and our growth. Through strategic planning and collaboration with our partners, we discovered efficiencies, and new ways of delivering advocacy, education, and services. We continue to play an important role in protecting our clients’ rights and in making the communities that we serve in north suburban Cook County and throughout Lake County a better place to live and work. As a legal organization representing those most impacted by an unjust society, we are proud that every single day over the last six years we have fundamentally ensured equal access to justice through pro-bono legal representation in the areas of domestic violence, housing, and immigration.
The Clinic continues to grow exponentially. In 2020, staff and volunteers provided legal counsel to nearly 1000 people in our community, more than the 875 we helped in 2019 and the need continues to grow. Thanks to the support from people like you we will continue to be a beacon of hope as we help individuals and families stay in their home, gain legal immigration status, or escape an abusive relationship.
Thank you to our sponsors for making a difference and supporting those in need.
You can still make direct donations to the Clinic:
We always welcome financial donations. As always, your donation will be tax-deductible and will directly help those in need who live in Lake or north Suburban Cook Counties. Visit https://www.nslegalaid.org/donate/ to make a donation to the Clinic.
If you would like to make a donation or have any questions about any of the fundraising initiatives, please contact Susan Shulman at 847-737-4042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your generosity helped make our non-event a success and ensured that we can continue to provide access to justice to those in our community who are counting on us. Thank you for your time and consideration.
12 tickets to the Spring Non-Event; recognition on invitation, social media, website and 2021 Annual Report.
Champion of Justice
10 tickets to the Spring Non-Event; recognition on invitation, social media, website and 2021 Annual Report.
8 tickets to the Spring Non-Event; recognition on invitation, social media, website and 2021 Annual Report.
6 tickets to the Spring Non-Event; recognition on invitation, social media, website and 2021 Annual Report.
4 tickets to the Spring Non-Event; recognition on invitation, social media, website and 2021 Annual Report.
2 tickets to the Spring Non-Event; recognition on invitation, social media, website and 2021 Annual Report.
We are pleased to honor NSLAC Volunteer Staff Attorney Jean Hahn and Greenwood American Kitchen & Bar - Highwood.
Jean is a staff attorney who regularly volunteers with our immigration practice group. She assists clients seeking various forms of immigration relief and benefits, including permanent residency, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, employment authorization, and immigrant visas. Prior to joining the Clinic, Jean was an employee benefit and compensation attorney, most recently in the Chicago office of Winston & Strawn. She is active in her community serving as a member of the Board of Education for New Trier Township High School District 203. Jean received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Greenwood is a modern bar and grill built on decades of experience. Owned and operated by Josh Kaplan and Mark Newman, they take food & drink seriously, and have created a comfortable and inviting space to gather with friends, family, and colleagues. It is the kind of neighborhood place to grab dinner with friends or drop in for a bite at the bar or on the patio. The NSLAC is thankful for their many years of generous support and accommodation.