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

OPEN CLINIC COMING SOON! Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic staff and volunteer attorneys will be available to assist with DACA renewals. All in need of application assistance are welcome.

Saturday, January 27, 2017
1 pm - 4 pm

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
491 Laurel Avenue, Second Floor (NEW LOCATION)
Highland Park, IL 60035
SAVE THE DATE: FREE DACA CLINIC, SATURDAY, 1/27. To set up an appointment, please call us at (847) 737- 4042 or email us at info@hphlegalaid.org.

PHOTOS

SAVE THE DATE: FREE DACA CLINIC, SATURDAY, 1/27. To set up an appointment, please call us at (847) 737- 4042 or email us at info@hphlegalaid.org.
OPEN CLINIC COMING SOON! Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic staff and volunteer attorneys will be available to assist with DACA renewals. All in need of application assistance are welcome.

Saturday, January 27, 2017
1 pm - 4 pm

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
491 Laurel Avenue, Second Floor (NEW LOCATION)
Highland Park, IL 60035
Kicking off the new year in our new space. The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic Board of Directors is hard at work making sure needs will be met in the area of #immigration, #housing, and #domesticviolence. Interested in getting involved with the Clinic? Be in touch. We welcome your assistance (and you don't need to be a lawyer). #Volunteer
Thank you to Dr. Ozella Barnes for providing comprehensive trauma training for the staff of the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic. Dr. Barnes is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals who have experienced significant trauma, with a specialty regarding individuals who are/have experienced significant violence in their home and community environments. The training we received will serve our clients well.
Thanks to so many for stopping by our service table at the Highland Park, IL MLK Day Of Service Monday January 15, 2018. We are grateful to be part of such a welcoming and inclusive community. If you did not have a chance to make a pin, please stop by the Clinic to pick one up to wear as a way of showing that you are a 'safe space' for those who are afraid. #Safetypin #BeAnAlly #MLKDay
Join us for a day of service at the Highland Park, IL MLK Day Of Service Monday January 15, 2018. We cannot wait to see you and join together to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.
IMPORTANT DACA UPDATE: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they will resume accepting requests to renew a grant of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before the program was rescinded on September 5, 2017.  The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is available to assist with applications.

This policy may change at any time; we urge those eligible to file as soon as possible. Regardless of where you live or work, to learn about eligibility or for assistance with an application, the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic will assist.

For questions regarding eligibility, assistance with an application or any other immigration need please contact Lia Kim-Yi, Director of Immigration Law Practice at lkimyi@hphlegalaid.org or 847-737-4042. The Clinic is located at 491 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, IL (New location as of January 2018). For more information about the Clinic, visit www.hphlegalaid.org.
OPEN CLINIC THIS WEEKEND

Saturday, January 13, 2017
9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
491 Laurel Avenue, Second Floor (NEW LOCATION)
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).
Please stand with our immigrant community and urge your local Congressman and Senators to vote for a clean Dream Act.  More details below on how you can make a difference.
We've moved! Come see us at our new home 491 Laurel Ave. in City of Highland Park, Illinois - Government. #Immigration #DomesticViolence #Housing
Thanks to you, the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is able to transform lives and provide free legal support in the areas of #immigration, #domesticviolence, and #housing. There's still time to make a difference. Visit www.http://www.hphlegalaid.org/donate/
Deck the halls...of our new office! We're Moving! Help us deck out our new home! The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is moving to 491 Laurel Avenue in City of Highland Park, Illinois - Government.

Do you have any gently used furniture? We could use it!
 
- Office Chairs (conference room type chair)
- Folding Chairs
- 36" Roundtable
- Folding table
 
Drop off preferred. More info/questions: Call Alicia De La Cruz or Jan Baranczak at 847-926-1867.

Donations are tax-deductible
The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic will be closed for the holidays from 12/25 - 1/1. #HappyHolidays
Consider helping friends, neighbors, and family members in need by watching for signs and signals of #domesticviolence and encouraging survivors to seek confidential help. Financial stress and alcohol consumption often increases at this time of year. While these factors do not cause domestic violence incidents, they may exacerbate the occurrence. The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic and SHALVA are here to help. Don't wait. Be in touch to obtain confidential help.
As we celebrate holidays and the year comes to an end, we reflect on the things we are most grateful for this past year.

The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid clinic is most grateful for the continued generosity and support of our mission to provide access to justice for individuals who live and work in Highland Park and Highwood in the areas of immigration, landlord-tenant matters, and domestic abuse. 

Wishing our friends #joy, #peace, #faith and #hope today and throughout the year. #HappyHolidays #FelicesFiestas
Open Clinic Coming Soon! Note our new location!

Saturday, January 13, 2017
9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
491 Laurel Avenue, Second Floor
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).
As the holiday season kicks off, the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic and SHALVA encourage the community to help friends, neighbors, and family members in need by watching for signs and signals of domestic violence and encouraging survivors to seek confidential help. Financial stress and alcohol consumption often increases at this time of year. While these factors do not cause domestic violence incidents, they may exacerbate the occurrence.

Non-physical domestic violence is every bit as significant as physical abuse and almost always precedes it. According to the Center for Disease Control, one in four women and one in seven men will be a victim of domestic abuse at some point during their lifetime. The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic and SHALVA are available to help the public understand what domestic violence looks like and connect survivors with available services. #NoMore
Congratulations to the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic Highland Park High School Student Board for hosting an informative panel about the importance of #DACA and being an ally. Special thanks to  Congressman Brad Schneider, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Lia Kim, Charo Mendoza and all who participated. #Immigration
The Clinic is the proud recipient of a YEA! Highland Park grant. Thank you to YEA! for recognizing, supporting and celebrating the work of the Clinic.
Thank you to Nic+Zoe in Downtown Highland Park for hosting a wonderful #GivingTuesday event to support the Clinic and our partner NCJW - National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore Section. This group of staff and volunteers shopped till we dropped!
Shop and give back on #GivingTuesday. It is happening live in Downtown Highland Park on Tuesday, November 28 as Nic+Zoe supports the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic and NCJW - National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore Section The event is open to the public. #Shop #Support
Welcome to Lia Hyunji Kim-Yi as the Director of Immigration Law Practice at the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic 

“We are delighted that Lia has joined our diverse and dedicated team at the Clinic,” stated Executive Director Susan Shulman. “She comes to us at a time when the need for legal services in the area of immigration has seen a sharp increase. As a long-time immigration advocate, Lia will provide seamless leadership and high-quality representation to our clients.” 

Lia Hyunji Kim-Yi has practiced immigration and nationality litigation for nearly a decade at the Law Offices of Cheng, Cho and Yee in Chicago, Illinois. She has successfully represented clients before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the Northern District Court of Illinois. In addition, she has argued before a panel at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Lia received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and her B.S. in Political Science from The University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an active member of the Korean American Bar Association, serving as President, and previously as Secretary from 2010 to 2012 and Treasurer from 2014 to 2016. In addition, Lia is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and regularly volunteers at the HANA Center Pro Bono Legal Clinic.
Thank you to  The Highland Park Landmark for recognizing the good work of the Clinic and joining us at our recent Annual Meeting honoring Kathryn Merriman Vanden Berk.

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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

OPEN CLINIC COMING SOON! Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic staff and volunteer attorneys will be available to assist with DACA renewals. All in need of application assistance are welcome.

Saturday, January 27, 2017
1 pm - 4 pm

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
491 Laurel Avenue, Second Floor (NEW LOCATION)
Highland Park, IL 60035
SAVE THE DATE: FREE DACA CLINIC, SATURDAY, 1/27. To set up an appointment, please call us at (847) 737- 4042 or email us at info@hphlegalaid.org.

PHOTOS

SAVE THE DATE: FREE DACA CLINIC, SATURDAY, 1/27. To set up an appointment, please call us at (847) 737- 4042 or email us at info@hphlegalaid.org.
OPEN CLINIC COMING SOON! Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic staff and volunteer attorneys will be available to assist with DACA renewals. All in need of application assistance are welcome.

Saturday, January 27, 2017
1 pm - 4 pm

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
491 Laurel Avenue, Second Floor (NEW LOCATION)
Highland Park, IL 60035
Kicking off the new year in our new space. The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic Board of Directors is hard at work making sure needs will be met in the area of #immigration, #housing, and #domesticviolence. Interested in getting involved with the Clinic? Be in touch. We welcome your assistance (and you don't need to be a lawyer). #Volunteer
Thank you to Dr. Ozella Barnes for providing comprehensive trauma training for the staff of the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic. Dr. Barnes is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals who have experienced significant trauma, with a specialty regarding individuals who are/have experienced significant violence in their home and community environments. The training we received will serve our clients well.
Thanks to so many for stopping by our service table at the Highland Park, IL MLK Day Of Service Monday January 15, 2018. We are grateful to be part of such a welcoming and inclusive community. If you did not have a chance to make a pin, please stop by the Clinic to pick one up to wear as a way of showing that you are a 'safe space' for those who are afraid. #Safetypin #BeAnAlly #MLKDay
Join us for a day of service at the Highland Park, IL MLK Day Of Service Monday January 15, 2018. We cannot wait to see you and join together to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.
IMPORTANT DACA UPDATE: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they will resume accepting requests to renew a grant of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before the program was rescinded on September 5, 2017.  The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is available to assist with applications.

This policy may change at any time; we urge those eligible to file as soon as possible. Regardless of where you live or work, to learn about eligibility or for assistance with an application, the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic will assist.

For questions regarding eligibility, assistance with an application or any other immigration need please contact Lia Kim-Yi, Director of Immigration Law Practice at lkimyi@hphlegalaid.org or 847-737-4042. The Clinic is located at 491 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, IL (New location as of January 2018). For more information about the Clinic, visit www.hphlegalaid.org.
OPEN CLINIC THIS WEEKEND

Saturday, January 13, 2017
9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
491 Laurel Avenue, Second Floor (NEW LOCATION)
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).
Please stand with our immigrant community and urge your local Congressman and Senators to vote for a clean Dream Act.  More details below on how you can make a difference.
We've moved! Come see us at our new home 491 Laurel Ave. in City of Highland Park, Illinois - Government. #Immigration #DomesticViolence #Housing
Thanks to you, the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is able to transform lives and provide free legal support in the areas of #immigration, #domesticviolence, and #housing. There's still time to make a difference. Visit www.http://www.hphlegalaid.org/donate/
Deck the halls...of our new office! We're Moving! Help us deck out our new home! The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is moving to 491 Laurel Avenue in City of Highland Park, Illinois - Government.

Do you have any gently used furniture? We could use it!
 
- Office Chairs (conference room type chair)
- Folding Chairs
- 36" Roundtable
- Folding table
 
Drop off preferred. More info/questions: Call Alicia De La Cruz or Jan Baranczak at 847-926-1867.

Donations are tax-deductible
The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic will be closed for the holidays from 12/25 - 1/1. #HappyHolidays
Consider helping friends, neighbors, and family members in need by watching for signs and signals of #domesticviolence and encouraging survivors to seek confidential help. Financial stress and alcohol consumption often increases at this time of year. While these factors do not cause domestic violence incidents, they may exacerbate the occurrence. The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic and SHALVA are here to help. Don't wait. Be in touch to obtain confidential help.
As we celebrate holidays and the year comes to an end, we reflect on the things we are most grateful for this past year.

The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid clinic is most grateful for the continued generosity and support of our mission to provide access to justice for individuals who live and work in Highland Park and Highwood in the areas of immigration, landlord-tenant matters, and domestic abuse. 

Wishing our friends #joy, #peace, #faith and #hope today and throughout the year. #HappyHolidays #FelicesFiestas
Open Clinic Coming Soon! Note our new location!

Saturday, January 13, 2017
9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
491 Laurel Avenue, Second Floor
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).
As the holiday season kicks off, the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic and SHALVA encourage the community to help friends, neighbors, and family members in need by watching for signs and signals of domestic violence and encouraging survivors to seek confidential help. Financial stress and alcohol consumption often increases at this time of year. While these factors do not cause domestic violence incidents, they may exacerbate the occurrence.

Non-physical domestic violence is every bit as significant as physical abuse and almost always precedes it. According to the Center for Disease Control, one in four women and one in seven men will be a victim of domestic abuse at some point during their lifetime. The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic and SHALVA are available to help the public understand what domestic violence looks like and connect survivors with available services. #NoMore
Congratulations to the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic Highland Park High School Student Board for hosting an informative panel about the importance of #DACA and being an ally. Special thanks to  Congressman Brad Schneider, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Lia Kim, Charo Mendoza and all who participated. #Immigration
The Clinic is the proud recipient of a YEA! Highland Park grant. Thank you to YEA! for recognizing, supporting and celebrating the work of the Clinic.
Thank you to Nic+Zoe in Downtown Highland Park for hosting a wonderful #GivingTuesday event to support the Clinic and our partner NCJW - National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore Section. This group of staff and volunteers shopped till we dropped!
Shop and give back on #GivingTuesday. It is happening live in Downtown Highland Park on Tuesday, November 28 as Nic+Zoe supports the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic and NCJW - National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore Section The event is open to the public. #Shop #Support
Welcome to Lia Hyunji Kim-Yi as the Director of Immigration Law Practice at the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic 

“We are delighted that Lia has joined our diverse and dedicated team at the Clinic,” stated Executive Director Susan Shulman. “She comes to us at a time when the need for legal services in the area of immigration has seen a sharp increase. As a long-time immigration advocate, Lia will provide seamless leadership and high-quality representation to our clients.” 

Lia Hyunji Kim-Yi has practiced immigration and nationality litigation for nearly a decade at the Law Offices of Cheng, Cho and Yee in Chicago, Illinois. She has successfully represented clients before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the Northern District Court of Illinois. In addition, she has argued before a panel at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Lia received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and her B.S. in Political Science from The University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an active member of the Korean American Bar Association, serving as President, and previously as Secretary from 2010 to 2012 and Treasurer from 2014 to 2016. In addition, Lia is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and regularly volunteers at the HANA Center Pro Bono Legal Clinic.
Thank you to  The Highland Park Landmark for recognizing the good work of the Clinic and joining us at our recent Annual Meeting honoring Kathryn Merriman Vanden Berk.

EVENTS

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