Legal Aid Matters
By LAF Chicago
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For more than 50 years, LAF has been providing the leading provider of free legal services in non-criminal matters to the poorest and most vulnerable people across Chicago, ensuring them the protections they deserve in the legal system. Legal Aid Matters is a platform for the experts at LAF to to talk about the issues affecting the communities we support.
||CleanLAF's Michelle Weinberg talks Consumer Law in Chicago||LAF's own Michelle Weinberg talks consumer law and the difference she makes with seniors and victims of fraud.||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuesday Twist: Lisa Palumbo interviews Nubia Willman||In this episode of Legal Aid Matters, Lisa Palumbo director of our Immigrants and Worker's Rights Practice Group, interviews our show's host, Nubia Willman.||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOmbudsman Project with Robert Graham and Suzanne Courtheoux||The LAF Ombudsman project advocates for senior citizens living in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Listen as Nubia, Robert and Suzanne discuss the challenges low-income seniors face when they require long-term care, as well as strategies||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDomestic violence awareness month with Caitlin Cervenka||In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, Caitlin Cervenka of LAF's Children and Families Practice Group joins Nubia in conversation for this episode. They discuss the strategies Caitlin and her colleagues employ to advocate for||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRegina Hernandez talks legal clinics and pro bono opportunities||Regina Hernandez is a staff attorney with LAF's volunteer services unit, where she recruits and manages volunteers to stretch our services to as many clients as possible. She also runs our community legal clinics, where several times a month we serve la||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet Jon Delozano, Immigrants and Workers' Rights||Nubia sits down with her colleague within LAF’s Immigrants and Workers’ rights Practice Group, Jon Delozano, whose work focuses on removing legal barriers that prevent low-wage workers from getting or keeping a job.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLAF, NTA, and CLC take on Chicago Public Schools||National Teacher’s Academy (NTA) is a high-performing (Level 1+) elementary school on Chicago’s near south side, serving students who are 80% African American and 80% low-income. In February, Chicago Public School approved a plan to close NTA and co||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet Larry Wood, Housing Group Director at LAF||Eviction defense, new CHA rules, and how to win the New Yorker caption contest.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet John Gallo, CEO and Executive Director at LAF||In the debut episode of Legal Aid Matters, we hear from LAF CEO & Executive Director John Gallo about how he wound up in his current role, what he's learned in his first year on the job, and why he's so passionate about legal aid.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|