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A behind-the-scenes look at the Consumer Fairness Act

2019-08-15T13:49:06-05:00

8/15/19

Q&A with Ashlee Highland, CARPLS Supervising Attorney

By Nicole NeSmith, CARPLS Development & Communications Associate

Debt collection abuses are the leading cause for complaints to the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Nearly one in five Illinois consumers have debt that is in collections.

On July 29, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law the Consumer Fairness Act (HB88), which aims to combat some […]

A behind-the-scenes look at the Consumer Fairness Act2019-08-15T13:49:06-05:00

What I’ve Learned Being a Sexual Assault Crisis Advocate

2019-07-15T11:30:01-05:00

7/15/19

by Mary Flynn, Staff Attorney at CARPLS

I became a sexual assault crisis advocate five years ago as a way to utilize my social work skills directly on behalf of survivors. Because I have learned so much from doing this work, I want to share the impact you can have on survivors, as well as the complexities of this often challenging, but fulfilling volunteer opportunity.

As a volunteer first […]

What I’ve Learned Being a Sexual Assault Crisis Advocate2019-07-15T11:30:01-05:00

Leonard J. Schrager: A Lifetime of Achievement

2019-07-15T10:59:40-05:00

7/1/19

by Nicole NeSmith, Development & Communications Associate at CARPLS

As a last nod to our 25th anniversary, we wanted to feature one of Al Schwartz’s (CARPLS Executive Director) heroes and mentors—Leonard Schrager.

Leonard’s incomparable legal career spans over 50 years as a practicing lawyer, law professor, law school dean, mediator, arbitrator, and active participant in the legal profession. For the last 20+ years, he has been a luminary in […]

Leonard J. Schrager: A Lifetime of Achievement2019-07-15T10:59:40-05:00