Say hello to Kaley Baish, a staff attorney in the Kankakee office of Prairie State Legal Services. She is part of our dynamic team that will address legal issues in our Justice, Equity, and Opportunity (JEO)/Restore, Reinvest and Renew (R3) program.

Before joining Prairie State, Kaley worked in private practice, with a concentration in divorce and family law matters. However, Kaley’s interest in public service developed in law school where she worked as an advocate in the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, provided assistance with record relief as an intern with Cabrini Green Legal Services, and represented juveniles through the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office.

Kaley earned her B.S. with high distinction from Western Illinois University, with a major in Psychology and minor in Political Science. Kaley obtained her JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law, during which time received a Certificate in Litigation and Alternative in Dispute Resolution.

We look forward to a successful journey with you, Kaley!

Prairie State’s Justice, Equity, and Opportunity (JEO)/Restore, Reinvest and Renew (R3) program is a Community Lawyering Initiative that combines the knowledge and skills of community advocates and attorneys to help solve community identified legal issues, in historically marginalized communities, in a way that empowers local leaders and groups to move towards lasting change and racial equity. We work closely with community-based organizations, churches, and groups to provide not only legal assistance and education, but provide the skills and knowledge to support lasting change. The Justice, Equity, and Opportunity Program is funded in part from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority under the Illinois Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program.