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Miguel Keberlein, Executive Director of LAS, announced as a 2020 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow

Leadership Greater Chicago announced Metropolitan’s own Miguel Keberlein, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society (LAS), as a 2020 LGC Fellow!

This select group of accomplished and diverse individuals represents a cross-section of professionals from the corporate, nonprofit, government, and education sectors. As the region’s oldest and most prestigious leadership development program, Leadership Greater Chicago is known for the lasting impact and strong connections of its Fellows.

“I’m honored to be included in the 2020 Signature Fellows Program alongside this group of innovative civic leaders,” says Miguel. “I look forward to this unique opportunity to bring the Legal Aid Society to the table as we work collectively to effect transformative change in communities across Chicago.”

The 48 Fellows in this year’s class, the largest in Leadership Greater Chicago’s history, share the organization’s mission to effect transformative change in the community, and join a legacy of building and strengthening the pipeline of civic leaders who will lead the future of Chicago and the region.

Read more about the 2020 LGC Fellows here.

Since joining the organization in 2018, Miguel has been instrumental in positioning LAS for success. He oversaw a restructuring of LAS’s programs into three Practice Groups – Health, Housing, and Economic Stability; Safety and Family; and Individual Rights and Social Justice – areas in which LAS aims to expand.

With his extensive background in law, immigration, human trafficking and in unifying the equally important work of legal and social services, Miguel is leading LAS in integrating its services into Metropolitan’s programs, promoting “wraparound” services to help clients find lasting solutions.

Miguel joined the Legal Aid Society from the Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF), where he served as the Director of the Immigrants and Workers’ Rights (IWR) Practice Group, a position he held since 2012. In that role he led the Group’s statewide strategy and initiatives, directed LAF’s Migrant Project, litigated federal and state cases, as well as supervised a team of attorneys. In addition, he served as Director of LAF Client Support Services. Holding that position since 2015, he integrated social work services into all of LAF’s practice groups, directed the agency’s efforts to train staff in providing trauma-informed services to clients, and furthered LAF’s ability to secure grants that required social work case management. Read more about Miguel here.