Updates

Student Board Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Highland Park High School (HPHS), approximately 150 citizen candidates from 37 countries were sworn in as U.S. citizens at the first Highland Park – Highwood Legal Aid Clinic Naturalization Ceremony. The Honorable Samuel Der-Yeghiayan, U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, administered the Oath of Allegiance. […]

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Clinic Receives CLE Training on Expungement

Thank you Keith Brin, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lake County, your staff and Keith Grant, the Lake County Public Defender’s Chief of Special Defense, for an enlightening training on expungement last week. We hope to help members of the Highland Park and Highwood communities who need help with this issue.

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HPH Legal Aid Clinic Celebrates 1st Anniversary Party!

[Pictured: Board member Gail Feiger Brown, Donor Andrew Brown, Mayor Nancy Rotering, and Peter Flanzer of the Highland Park Community Foundation] On May 2nd, the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic celebrated its first anniversary! In our first year, we have had over 100 people come through our doors looking for legal assistance. We have signed up over 50 volunteer […]

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Congrats Alicia!

Congratulations to Alicia De La Cruz, our housing advocate, on receiving the Humanitarian of the Year Award, and Cecilia Limon, co-president of our student board, who received the Character Counts Award, from the HP Human Relations Commission.   Pictured: Cecilia Limon, Karyn Davidman, Alicia De La Cruz and Mayor Nancy Rotering.

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Lilac Tree Event (5/1): Divorce University™

Learn from Divorce Professionals ~ Understand the Process ~ Meet Women Rebuilding their Lives. For women in the midst of separation, contemplating divorce, starting or facing the divorce process or even early in the process, the Lilac will be hosting Divorce University™. A one-day conference to support, educate and connect women on the LEGAL, FINANCIAL […]

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Lilac Tree Event (4/7)- Am I in a High Conflict Divorce?

The Lilac Tree will be hosting a workshop on April 7th, offering information and ideas on how to handle being in a high conflict divorce. Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Location: Evanston Public Library, Large Community Meeting Room, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL Cost: $30 Fee assistance is available Registration is Required: (clients may pay at the door after registering in advance). Call 847.328.0313 […]

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CLE Event- March 16th at 7pm

Dear Pro-Bono Attorneys: The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is pleased to offer a training on Family Law on March 16, at 7pm, at the Firehouse Youth Center. Family law is one of the highest areas of demand for legal services for low-income individuals, and there are many volunteer opportunities for our HPHLAC attorneys in […]

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The Lilac Tree Divorce Resource & Programming

Although the Clinic does not handle divorce matters, we refer to The Lilac Tree for information and help for our clients.  Please see the information below for some interesting programs that they are having: • Wednesday, February 17th Workshop- What I Learned From My Divorce • Thursday, March 3rd Workshop- 2016 Changes in Child Custody […]

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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 […]

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Success at the Tenants’ Rights Forum

The Clinic would like to thank everyone for their support of the HPHLAC-Open Communities Tenants’ Rights Forum, held on October 17th at Highland Park High School. We had a wonderful time discussing landlord-tenant law with community members and volunteers.

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