HIGHLAND PARK-HIGHWOOD LEGAL AID CLINIC

PROVIDING ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR THOSE IN NEED. We offer our services to residents of Highland Park or Highwood who must be qualified by income level. In general, the Clinic will work with residents who are at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level, about $60,000 for a family of four. We work with lawfully admitted immigrants to the U.S. and with those who entered without inspection and are therefore undocumented.

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic works with volunteer attorneys who are licensed to practice law in Illinois. They have volunteered to take cases which we refer to them and not charge the client a fee. If we match the client to an attorney, the attorney takes over management of the legal issue. We provide support to the assigned attorney and will stay with the case until completion, whether it is resolved favorably or not.

LATEST NEWS

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood for inviting the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic to be a part of your day. We always appreciate when we are invited to speak about how we help provide access to justice in the areas of #immigration, #domesticviolence, and #housing.
Meet Intern, Jacqueline  Zamudio!
  
Born   and   raised   in   Mexico,  she   came   to   the   United   States   when   she was   14,   and   currently   lives   in   Highland   Park   with   her   mother,   father   and   younger   brother. Jacquelines   father   has   lived   here   his   entire   life,   and   is   a   citizen,   as   are   Jacqueline   and   her younger   brother.   Her   mom   is   considered   a   resident.

Jacqueline   graduated   from   Highland   Park   High   School.   She   is   a   senior   with   a   double   major   in Sociology   and   Anthropology,   and   Spanish,   at   Lake   Forest   College.   Upon   the   completion   of   her studies   at   Lake   Forest   College,   Jacqueline   hopes   to   find   work   in   a   non-profit   organization offering   social   services   to   the   community.   One   of   her   life   goals   is   to   earn   a   post   graduate   degree in   Social   Work.

We are thrilled to have Jacqueline as part of the team assisting with research and intake in the areas of #housing, #domesticviolence, and #Immigration.

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Thank you to the Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood for inviting the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic to be a part of your day. We always appreciate when we are invited to speak about how we help provide access to justice in the areas of #immigration, #domesticviolence, and #housing.
Too many community members know someone who is a victim of domestic abuse, but they are not aware of the signs, services available or how to help. Thanks to Ross Cosmetics & Boutique-For Savvy Women Who Love to Shop & Save for helping to raise awareness about how to fight #DomesticViolence.

Mention this promotion and purchase any product during the month of October and a donation will be made to the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic to help provide services to those in need. Thanks to so many who have stopped in to make a purchase, including Alyssa Knobel Highland Park City Councilman.

The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is proud to partner with respected organizations to increase the safety and provide help to those in need. Visit www.hphlegalaid.org or call at 847-926-1867 to learn more.
Ross’s is proud to partner with the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic to fight domestic violence

Mention this promotion and purchase any product at Ross's during the month of October and a donation will be made to the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic to help provide services to those in need. #NoMoreDomesticViolence #StockUp
Thank you, Nancy Rotering - Highland Park Mayorand the City Council for inviting the Clinic to speak about #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth. 

The Clinic launched our Domestic Violence practice in May 2017, and we have already helped over 20 survivors who live or work in our community and stand ready to help even more. We have well-trained staff and we are proud of our partnership with wonderful organizations like A Safe Place/Lake County Crisis Center, SHALVA, NCJW - National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore Section, and Family Service of Lake Countyand appreciate the support from the City of Highland Park, Illinois - Government and City of Highwood. #NoMoreDomesticViolence
Meet Intern, Jacqueline  Zamudio!
  
Born   and   raised   in   Mexico,  she   came   to   the   United   States   when   she was   14,   and   currently   lives   in   Highland   Park   with   her   mother,   father   and   younger   brother. Jacqueline's   father   has   lived   here   his   entire   life,   and   is   a   citizen,   as   are   Jacqueline   and   her younger   brother.   Her   mom   is   considered   a   resident.

Jacqueline   graduated   from   Highland   Park   High   School.   She   is   a   senior   with   a   double   major   in Sociology   and   Anthropology,   and   Spanish,   at   Lake   Forest   College.   Upon   the   completion   of   her studies   at   Lake   Forest   College,   Jacqueline   hopes   to   find   work   in   a   non-profit   organization offering   social   services   to   the   community.   One   of   her   life   goals   is   to   earn   a   post   graduate   degree in   Social   Work.

We are thrilled to have Jacqueline as part of the team assisting with research and intake in the areas of #housing, #domesticviolence, and #Immigration.

.
Open Clinic Coming Soon!

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
1830 Green Bay Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Volunteer attorneys will be available to offer legal services to those that qualify in the areas of Housing, including landlord/tenant disputes, guardianship, immigration and Domestic Violence.

Our services are free for people who live or work in Highland Park and Highwood whose income is below 250% of the poverty level (approximately $60,000 for a family of four).
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Together We Can Break The Silence. Thank you to Ross’s Highland Park for partnering with us to fight domestic violence. #NoMoreDomesticViolence
We are pleased to announce that Esteban Carbajal has joined the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic as a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Accredited Representative. A person who is approved by the BIA may represent aliens before the Immigration Courts, the BIA, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Carbajal is also a Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited representative and most recently served as the Immigration Program Director at HACES in Waukegan where he assisted individuals in obtaining legal permanent residence and U.S. citizenship.
URGENT - TIME SENSITIVE - PLEASE SHARE BEFORE 10/5

The Highland Park – Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is providing free legal assistance to any and all individuals, regardless of where they live or work who need assistance in renewing their DACA application.
 
To be eligible for renewal, current DACA must expire between  September 5, 2017 – March 5, 2018. Applications for DACA Renewal must be accepted by USCIS on October 5, 2017, with no exceptions to the deadline. It is imperative to renew if an individual applicant falls within these dates.
 
DACA is a federal program that provides employment authorization and protection from deportation to undocumented immigrant individuals (often referred to as Dreamers) who entered the United States before they turned 16 and meet several qualifying criteria. It has benefitted nearly 800,000 undocumented youth since it began in 2012. President Donald Trump recently made an executive decision to terminate DACA in six months unless Congress passes legislation to enact DACA into law.
October is #NationaDomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth
Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender, or background, and the experience is different for every survivor.

Wear or display purple to raise awareness, show your solidarity with survivors & their families, and take a stand against domestic violence all month. #NoMore #EndDomesticViolence
The Highland Park –Highwood Legal Aid
Clinic Board of Directors invite you to join us at our
2017 Annual Meeting as we honor Kathryn Merriman Vanden Berk, Former Managing Attorney & Board President
 
November 8, 2017
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.
Program and reception begins at 7:00 p.m.

Gallery A&D  |  421 Sheridan Road
Highwood

Open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.
RSVP info@hphlegalaid.org or 847-926-1867
www.hphlegalaid.org
Save the date - Thursday, November 8, 2017. The Clinic Board of Directors will host our Annual Meeting. Planning has begun! More info to come.
Thank you to The Highland Park Landmark for highlighting the importance of #DACA. We are proud to be here to serve Mr. Vargas and so many #Dreamers just like him. There's still time to renew DACA papers. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please be in touch with the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic.
The Clinic is providing free legal assistance to ANY and ALL  individuals, regardless of where they live or work who are in need of assistance in renewing their #DACA application.
 
To be eligible for renewal, current DACA must expire September 5, 2017 – March 5, 2018. There are no exceptions to the deadline. It is imperative to renew if an individual applicant falls within these dates.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 847-926-1867 or visit www.hplegalaid.org. 

Please share this post and/or print the flyer to hang in a place of business, classroom, public bulletin board, etc. We need to reach as many #Dreamers as possible. #Immigration
Open Legal Clinic Today!

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
1830 Green Bay Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Volunteer attorneys will be available to offer legal services to those that qualify in the areas of Housing, including landlord/tenant disputes, guardianship, immigration and Domestic Violence.

Our services are free for people who live or work in Highland Park and Highwood whose income is below 250% of the poverty level (approximately $60,000 for a family of four).
Open Clinic, Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic at The Firehouse Youth Center, 1830 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL

Volunteer attorneys will be available to assist with legal issues in the areas of housing, including landlord-tenant disputes, domestic violence, document interpretation, DACA renewal and Guardianship letters. Services are free for people who live or work in Highland Park and Highwood whose income is below 250% of the poverty level (approximately $60,000 for a family of four).
For more information email info@hphlegalaid.org or call 847-926-1867
A thankful client brought over a delightful homemade lunch, including tamales and pineapple water!  What a lovely way to thank Jennifer Gong Gershowitz and Alicia De La Cruz.
Got time on your hands? The Clinic welcomes volunteers for a variety of tasks from client assistance to event planning. Your background could be a perfect fit. Law degree not required. Visit www.hphlegalaid.org to learn more and connect.

EVENTS

2017 Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting

November 8, 2017, 6:30pm - November 8, 2017, 9:00pm

Gallery A+D, by Wiley Designs, LLC
421 N. Sheridan Road
Highwood, IL  60040 Map

The Highland Park –
Highwood Legal Aid
Clinic Board of Directors

Cordially invite you to join us at our
2017 Annual Meeting

Honoring
Kathryn Vanden Berk
Former Managing Attorney & Board President

November 8, 2017
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.
Program and reception begins at 7:00 p.m.

Gallery A&D | 421 Sheridan Road
Highwood

Open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.
RSVP [email protected] or 847-926-1867
www.hphlegalaid.org

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HIGHLAND PARK-HIGHWOOD LEGAL AID CLINIC

HIGHLAND PARK-HIGHWOOD LEGAL AID CLINIC

PROVIDING ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR THOSE IN NEED. We offer our services to residents of Highland Park or Highwood who must be qualified by income level. In general, the Clinic will work with residents who are at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level, about $60,000 for a family of four. We work with lawfully admitted immigrants to the U.S. and with those who entered without inspection and are therefore undocumented.

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic works with volunteer attorneys who are licensed to practice law in Illinois. They have volunteered to take cases which we refer to them and not charge the client a fee. If we match the client to an attorney, the attorney takes over management of the legal issue. We provide support to the assigned attorney and will stay with the case until completion, whether it is resolved favorably or not.

CONTACT INFO

HIGHLAND PARK-HIGHWOOD LEGAL AID CLINIC


ADDRESS

1830 GREEN BAY RD.
HIGHLAND PARK, IL 60035

LATEST NEWS

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood for inviting the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic to be a part of your day. We always appreciate when we are invited to speak about how we help provide access to justice in the areas of #immigration, #domesticviolence, and #housing.
Meet Intern, Jacqueline  Zamudio!
  
Born   and   raised   in   Mexico,  she   came   to   the   United   States   when   she was   14,   and   currently   lives   in   Highland   Park   with   her   mother,   father   and   younger   brother. Jacquelines   father   has   lived   here   his   entire   life,   and   is   a   citizen,   as   are   Jacqueline   and   her younger   brother.   Her   mom   is   considered   a   resident.

Jacqueline   graduated   from   Highland   Park   High   School.   She   is   a   senior   with   a   double   major   in Sociology   and   Anthropology,   and   Spanish,   at   Lake   Forest   College.   Upon   the   completion   of   her studies   at   Lake   Forest   College,   Jacqueline   hopes   to   find   work   in   a   non-profit   organization offering   social   services   to   the   community.   One   of   her   life   goals   is   to   earn   a   post   graduate   degree in   Social   Work.

We are thrilled to have Jacqueline as part of the team assisting with research and intake in the areas of #housing, #domesticviolence, and #Immigration.

.

 

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Thank you to the Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood for inviting the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic to be a part of your day. We always appreciate when we are invited to speak about how we help provide access to justice in the areas of #immigration, #domesticviolence, and #housing.
Too many community members know someone who is a victim of domestic abuse, but they are not aware of the signs, services available or how to help. Thanks to Ross Cosmetics & Boutique-For Savvy Women Who Love to Shop & Save for helping to raise awareness about how to fight #DomesticViolence.

Mention this promotion and purchase any product during the month of October and a donation will be made to the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic to help provide services to those in need. Thanks to so many who have stopped in to make a purchase, including Alyssa Knobel Highland Park City Councilman.

The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is proud to partner with respected organizations to increase the safety and provide help to those in need. Visit www.hphlegalaid.org or call at 847-926-1867 to learn more.
Ross’s is proud to partner with the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic to fight domestic violence

Mention this promotion and purchase any product at Ross's during the month of October and a donation will be made to the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic to help provide services to those in need. #NoMoreDomesticViolence #StockUp
Thank you, Nancy Rotering - Highland Park Mayorand the City Council for inviting the Clinic to speak about #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth. 

The Clinic launched our Domestic Violence practice in May 2017, and we have already helped over 20 survivors who live or work in our community and stand ready to help even more. We have well-trained staff and we are proud of our partnership with wonderful organizations like A Safe Place/Lake County Crisis Center, SHALVA, NCJW - National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore Section, and Family Service of Lake Countyand appreciate the support from the City of Highland Park, Illinois - Government and City of Highwood. #NoMoreDomesticViolence
Meet Intern, Jacqueline  Zamudio!
  
Born   and   raised   in   Mexico,  she   came   to   the   United   States   when   she was   14,   and   currently   lives   in   Highland   Park   with   her   mother,   father   and   younger   brother. Jacqueline's   father   has   lived   here   his   entire   life,   and   is   a   citizen,   as   are   Jacqueline   and   her younger   brother.   Her   mom   is   considered   a   resident.

Jacqueline   graduated   from   Highland   Park   High   School.   She   is   a   senior   with   a   double   major   in Sociology   and   Anthropology,   and   Spanish,   at   Lake   Forest   College.   Upon   the   completion   of   her studies   at   Lake   Forest   College,   Jacqueline   hopes   to   find   work   in   a   non-profit   organization offering   social   services   to   the   community.   One   of   her   life   goals   is   to   earn   a   post   graduate   degree in   Social   Work.

We are thrilled to have Jacqueline as part of the team assisting with research and intake in the areas of #housing, #domesticviolence, and #Immigration.

.
Open Clinic Coming Soon!

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
1830 Green Bay Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Volunteer attorneys will be available to offer legal services to those that qualify in the areas of Housing, including landlord/tenant disputes, guardianship, immigration and Domestic Violence.

Our services are free for people who live or work in Highland Park and Highwood whose income is below 250% of the poverty level (approximately $60,000 for a family of four).
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Together We Can Break The Silence. Thank you to Ross’s Highland Park for partnering with us to fight domestic violence. #NoMoreDomesticViolence
We are pleased to announce that Esteban Carbajal has joined the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic as a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Accredited Representative. A person who is approved by the BIA may represent aliens before the Immigration Courts, the BIA, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Carbajal is also a Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited representative and most recently served as the Immigration Program Director at HACES in Waukegan where he assisted individuals in obtaining legal permanent residence and U.S. citizenship.
URGENT - TIME SENSITIVE - PLEASE SHARE BEFORE 10/5

The Highland Park – Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is providing free legal assistance to any and all individuals, regardless of where they live or work who need assistance in renewing their DACA application.
 
To be eligible for renewal, current DACA must expire between  September 5, 2017 – March 5, 2018. Applications for DACA Renewal must be accepted by USCIS on October 5, 2017, with no exceptions to the deadline. It is imperative to renew if an individual applicant falls within these dates.
 
DACA is a federal program that provides employment authorization and protection from deportation to undocumented immigrant individuals (often referred to as Dreamers) who entered the United States before they turned 16 and meet several qualifying criteria. It has benefitted nearly 800,000 undocumented youth since it began in 2012. President Donald Trump recently made an executive decision to terminate DACA in six months unless Congress passes legislation to enact DACA into law.
October is #NationaDomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth
Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender, or background, and the experience is different for every survivor.

Wear or display purple to raise awareness, show your solidarity with survivors & their families, and take a stand against domestic violence all month. #NoMore #EndDomesticViolence
The Highland Park –Highwood Legal Aid
Clinic Board of Directors invite you to join us at our
2017 Annual Meeting as we honor Kathryn Merriman Vanden Berk, Former Managing Attorney & Board President
 
November 8, 2017
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.
Program and reception begins at 7:00 p.m.

Gallery A&D  |  421 Sheridan Road
Highwood

Open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.
RSVP info@hphlegalaid.org or 847-926-1867
www.hphlegalaid.org
Save the date - Thursday, November 8, 2017. The Clinic Board of Directors will host our Annual Meeting. Planning has begun! More info to come.
Thank you to The Highland Park Landmark for highlighting the importance of #DACA. We are proud to be here to serve Mr. Vargas and so many #Dreamers just like him. There's still time to renew DACA papers. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please be in touch with the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic.
The Clinic is providing free legal assistance to ANY and ALL  individuals, regardless of where they live or work who are in need of assistance in renewing their #DACA application.
 
To be eligible for renewal, current DACA must expire September 5, 2017 – March 5, 2018. There are no exceptions to the deadline. It is imperative to renew if an individual applicant falls within these dates.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 847-926-1867 or visit www.hplegalaid.org. 

Please share this post and/or print the flyer to hang in a place of business, classroom, public bulletin board, etc. We need to reach as many #Dreamers as possible. #Immigration
Open Legal Clinic Today!

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
1830 Green Bay Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Volunteer attorneys will be available to offer legal services to those that qualify in the areas of Housing, including landlord/tenant disputes, guardianship, immigration and Domestic Violence.

Our services are free for people who live or work in Highland Park and Highwood whose income is below 250% of the poverty level (approximately $60,000 for a family of four).
Open Clinic, Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic at The Firehouse Youth Center, 1830 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL

Volunteer attorneys will be available to assist with legal issues in the areas of housing, including landlord-tenant disputes, domestic violence, document interpretation, DACA renewal and Guardianship letters. Services are free for people who live or work in Highland Park and Highwood whose income is below 250% of the poverty level (approximately $60,000 for a family of four).
For more information email info@hphlegalaid.org or call 847-926-1867
A thankful client brought over a delightful homemade lunch, including tamales and pineapple water!  What a lovely way to thank Jennifer Gong Gershowitz and Alicia De La Cruz.
Got time on your hands? The Clinic welcomes volunteers for a variety of tasks from client assistance to event planning. Your background could be a perfect fit. Law degree not required. Visit www.hphlegalaid.org to learn more and connect.

EVENTS

2017 Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting

November 8, 2017, 6:30pm - November 8, 2017, 9:00pm

Gallery A+D, by Wiley Designs, LLC
421 N. Sheridan Road
Highwood, IL  60040 Map

The Highland Park –
Highwood Legal Aid
Clinic Board of Directors

Cordially invite you to join us at our
2017 Annual Meeting

Honoring
Kathryn Vanden Berk
Former Managing Attorney & Board President

November 8, 2017
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.
Program and reception begins at 7:00 p.m.

Gallery A&D | 421 Sheridan Road
Highwood

Open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.
RSVP [email protected] or 847-926-1867
www.hphlegalaid.org

9 interested  ·  9 going