LAF (Chicago)

Formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago. Provides free legal services in non-criminal matters to people living in poverty in metro Chicago.
Organization website

Primary geographic focus: Illinois
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: LAF
Lists: LSC



How to save families from losing everything

Martha Bergmark, Thomas E. Perez
July 27, 2015
There is a resource for our communities that does not receive enough attention, yet is critical to ensuring that families not only stay afloat but move up the economic ladder: civil legal aid.


The Crimes of Children

Dylan Walsh
Atlantic, The
August 10, 2015
The juvenile justice system was designed to “hide youthful errors from the full gaze of the public.” But the extra penalties attached to these sentences have ruined many lives.

For migrant workers on Illinois farms, the job is hot, risky

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
Chicago Tribune
August 6, 2016
There has been a sharp rise in the number of foreign farmworkers being brought in by employers on temporary agricultural work visas called H-2As, a trend some say is driven by a crackdown on illegal immigration.


Fretting about the Trump effect on legal aid

Claire Bushey
Crain’s Chicago Business
January 20, 2017
One organization that could be on the block is the Legal Services Corporation, which funds legal aid programs across the country.


Hands off Chicago’s legal aid funding

Bob Glaves, Chuck Smith
Crain’s Chicago Business
January 27, 2017
No principle is more fundamental to who we are as Americans than our nation's promise of justice for all.

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How President Donald Trump’s Budget Could Affect The Chicago Area

Dan Weissmann
March 16, 2017
The proposed budget would also cut into funding for groups that offer legal help in the Chicago area.

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