Thank you to all who joined us for the Legal Aid Society’s Equal Access to Justice Award Luncheon!
Together we’ve raised more than $440,000 benefiting the critical legal services LAS provides, and celebrated outstanding pro bono contributions to our mission.
Thank you to our generous event sponsors who make our work to provide equal access to justice possible. And a special thank you to our William H. Avery Award honoree, Hope D. Mehlman and Discover Financial Services, for your commitment to pro bono, along with our Scott C. Solberg Pro Bono Award honoree, Kirkland & Ellis, for your partnership with LAS’ programs!
Watch the highlights from this empowering afternoon:
Hear from LAS staff about the impact that inspires them to work toward equal access to justice for all, regardless of ability to pay for quality legal representation:
“It’s huge to us because we know the faces behind those victories,” shares Catherine Longkumer, Managing Attorney of our Individual Rights and Social Justice Practice Group. “To have those moments where we can call up a client and say, your t-visa has been approved, your judgment status has been approved, we’re able to reunite you with your family, you’re going to get to see your kids again? That is what keeps us going and doing this work.”
ABOUT THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY
LAS provides quality legal representation to victims of human trafficking and other crimes, including domestic violence, abused and exploited seniors or disabled adults, homeowners in foreclosure, tenants faced with unlawful eviction and victims of financial exploitation and consumer fraud. Today LAS impacts more than 20,000 people each year.
Visit www.laschicago.org to learn more