NEWSLETTER Vol. 3 SUMMER 2017
|The mission of the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is to provide essential legal services to all residents of Highland Park and Highwood who otherwise cannot afford them.|
A NOTE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Susan B. Shulman, J.D.
Last month’s “A Night at the Movies,” was a huge success!
Thank you to all our sponsors, and to those who came out in support of the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic. The very powerful and inspiring story of young Immigrant, Angy Rivera, and her journey to unbind herself from the fear and restraints her illegal status cast upon her is an empowering story of perseverance, fearlessness and determination which left many of our audience members gripped by emotion. Angy’s story reminds us of the importance our work at HPHLAC provides to the community. Thank you again to all for your support.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Health Care Foundation of Highland Park
A Night at the Movies:
Allstate Insurance Company
Baizer Kolar P.C.
Hal & Diane Gershowitz
Highland Park Community Foundation
Terry and Geoff Kass
William and Sheila Wasserman
Andy & Amy Bluhm
Andrew & Gail Brown
First Bank of Highland Park
Ron & Pam Futterman and Dan & Samantha Fisher
Foley & Lardner LLP
Holland & Knight
Hal & Nancy Krent
Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC
Mayor Nancy Rotering
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
Caryn and Gerold Skurnick
Andrew & Amy Small
U.S. Bank N.A.
William and Susan Abrams
Galya Ben-Arieh and Jim Ruffer
Gould & Ratner LLP
Robert and Melanie Harris
Highland Park Bank & Trust
Israel Cancer Research Fund
Kantor Apter & Esposito, Ltd.
Betsy & Scott Lassar
Lavin & Waldon, P.C.
Millennium Properties R/E
North Shore College Consulting
Daniel & Rhoda Pierce
Ross Highland Park
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
Shaw Legal Services, Ltd.
Wiczer & Sheldon, LLC
The Bent Fork
Design by Steve Haskin
Highland Pop Gourmet Popcorn
Hon. Alyssa Knobel
Betsy Brint & Hon. Sally Higginson
Highland Park Bank & Trust
Once Upon a Bagel
Park District of Highland Park
Real Urban Barbecue
Karla Livney grew up in Philadelphia. She attended the University of Vermont, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After leaving for college, her mom moved to Highland Park. Karla has always enjoyed critical thinking and analysis, never doubting that her career path would lead her towards something in the legal field. Karla chose The University of Illinois Law School to foster these dreams, eventually making Highland Park her permanent home.
Upon graduating from the University of Illinois, Magna Cum Laude, Karla began practicing law with McDermott, Will and Emery, then moved to Goldberg Kohn, working with clients in the areas of commercial and employment litigation. She was also a Board member of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation. This led her to become involved with the Chicago Charter School Foundation, one of the first charter schools in Chicago. This work ultimately inspired her to leave private practice and become the Executive Director of that organization. After taking time off to raise her family, Karla became an active volunteer at Pro Bono Network, an organization that partners with legal aid agencies offering legal services to those in need.
Karla came to the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic several weeks ago after concluding a four year term as a District 112 Board Member. During her time as a board member, Karla met many people in the community and became acutely aware of the community’s need for legal services.
Karla’s work in public law has always been her passion, and working in private commercial practice was the path Karla chose. However, for a variety of reasons, Karla recently decided to make a change and use her skills towards helping our most vulnerable community members enabling them to prosper in and around our community. It is Karla’s hope to, “Provide people with an opportunity to choose their own path when given the freedom to live their lives to their fullest potential.”
Karla’s understanding of the most recent changes in immigration law have confirmed the difficulty many undocumented immigrants face of being productive and contributing members of society. Karla’s hope is that the Clinic’s capacity to supply legal services as they are needed continues to grow in order to meet the demands of the community.
|Highland Park Stands With Its Immigrant Community
On February 27, 2017, the City Council adopted a Resolution endorsing the Lake County Welcoming and Inclusive Community Pledge. The City of Highland Park is committed to being an inclusive community by serving all residents and families regardless of their background, and encourages the community to join in signing the pledge which can be found by clicking the link below.
On Tuesday March 21, 2017 the District 112 Board of Education approved a resolution declaring that North Shore School District 112 is a Safe Haven School District. Among other things, this declaration states that all D112 schools are to be safe havens for students and families threatened by immigration enforcement or discrimination, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
There are several ways one can volunteer at the Clinic.
- We need help with immigration cases! Non-attorneys and attorneys wanting to help with immigration, including family based petitions, can take an on-line e-learning course for a discounted cost.To register follow this link: https://cliniclegal.org/coil-application-april-2017. Space is limited!
- The Clinic is always looking for fluent Spanish speakers who can serve as interpreters and translators.
- We always need attorneys able to take cases in our three practice areas: immigration, domestic violence and housing.
- Non-attorneys can help by lending their technological skills.
- June 21, 2017: HIGHWOOD EVENING GOURMET MARKET
This popular and fun party in the park provides great food, entertainment and shopping. HPHLAC will have a table JUNE 21. Stop by and see us!. The Market is held in EVERTS PARK from 4-7pm, located on Highwood Avenue just West of Green Bay Road.
WE WORK FOR YOU
To set up an appointment,
please call us at (847) 926-1867
or email us at email@example.com.