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Happy Veterans Day: an in-depth look at IL-AFLAN

2019-11-08T13:54:40-06:00

11/11/19

By Nicole NeSmith, CARPLS Development & Communications Associate

The Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN) was created by the State of Illinois to provide wide-scale civil legal aid to veterans, military service members and their families. Veterans face some of the toughest challenges in navigating the justice system to protect their livelihoods, health, housing and families.

In Illinois alone, there are nearly 800,000 veterans and military service members and an […]

Happy Veterans Day: an in-depth look at IL-AFLAN2019-11-08T13:54:40-06:00

Pro Bono Week! Spotlight on Erica Spangler Raz

2019-10-23T12:29:00-06:00

10/23/19

By Nicole NeSmith, CARPLS Development & Communications Associate

In 2005, the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and the Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) launched their first annual Pro Bono Week in honor of lawyers giving back and improving lives. The American Bar Association’s 10th annual National Pro Bono Celebration is taking place this week, October 20-26, and the CBA/CBF 15th Annual Pro Bono Week is October 21-25. This year’s […]

Pro Bono Week! Spotlight on Erica Spangler Raz2019-10-23T12:29:00-06:00

Learn More: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

2019-10-01T15:26:17-06:00

10/1/19

By Nicole NeSmith, CARPLS Development & Communications Associate

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which was first started in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. We at CARPLS want to highlight the significance of this devastating issue that so many of our clients face. Domestic violence bears a substantial cost to the survivors, but it also […]

Learn More: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month2019-10-01T15:26:17-06:00