About the Clinic

Mission

We provide accessible, quality pro-bono legal services in the areas of immigration, domestic violence, and housing to give those in need of access to justice the opportunity to live productive and secure lives.

Vision

We envision that the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic is recognized for engaging exceptional professionals who provide accessible, high quality, comprehensive pro bono legal representation that is responsive to the needs of individuals and families.

History

Founded as the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic by City of Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering in 2015, the Clinic would serve as a community legal aid clinic serving residents of Highland Park, IL and Highwood, IL. Since the day the Clinic opened, it serves those in need of free legal services in the areas of immigration, domestic violence, and housing.

An uptick in requests for assistance necessitated immediate growth in geographic locations served, staff, volunteers, and space. In 2018, the Clinic relocated. The Clinic continued to strategically meet the ever-changing needs of individuals and the greater community by expanding capacity, services offered, and geographic locations served.

In 2019, the name was changed to the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic to better reflect the overall purpose of the organization. The Clinic continues to expand partnerships as well as provide educational opportunities. Services continue to be easily accessed and are provided by diverse and professional staff and volunteers who successfully advocate for legal solutions.

Diversity & Inclusion

Acts of racism and injustice are all too familiar and unacceptable. The safety and wellbeing of our clients and the communities that we serve remain our priority. We believe that our community is enriched by people of different backgrounds and cultures, and we are committed to building a culture of cooperation among diverse groups.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) non-discrimination policy applies to all employees, prospective employees, volunteers, clients, and contractors. NSLAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

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