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Equal Access Newsletter
News and stories about our organization.
The Prairie Fire is an annual docket of noteworthy cases and accomplishments by our attorneys at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
What is elder abuse? The most common forms of elder abuse are financial exploitation, emotional abuse, and neglect. Each of those terms include a variety of actions that may constitute abuse. To learn more about forms of elder abuse, visit: https://acl.gov/programs/elder-justice/what-elder-abuse
Cannabis is legal, but old cannabis records can still create problems for employment and housing. Join us to learn about how these old records can impact you and what you can do about it. Learn about cannabis expungement, as well as the potential for sealing and expungement of other cases on your background to potentially clear your entire background and turn over a New Leaf.
Her heart is still with serving the underserved. After graduating law school in 1984 and passing the bar exam, Deborah Goldberg was pregnant, idealistic as could be, and ready to take on the world.
Many of today’s law graduates are faced with law school debt of more than $150,000 upon graduation. With a median starting salary in civil legal aid of less than $60,000, these mortgage-size debts prohibit many graduates from pursuing public service legal jobs.
Prairie State Legal Services has selected Kira Devin, a current staff attorney in the Rockford office, to serve as the program coordinator of Prairie State’s new Justice, Equity, and Opportunity (JEO) program.
After more than 10 years, the McHenry Office moved to a new office space in Woodstock, IL (on May 14), to accommodate continued growth.
Illinois Court Help was launched in order to connect people to the resources and information they need to go to court in Illinois. It is the first personalized court information service offered by the Illinois Courts and one of the latest innovations created during the COVID-19 pandemic to make the courts and information more accessible.
Prairie State Legal Services is pleased to join the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) to announce the launch of Eviction Help Illinois, a new statewide program comprising of 16 non-profit organizations that will provide free legal services, mediation services and referrals to housing resources in response to the eviction crisis.
Prairie State Legal Service’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the seventh consecutive time that Prairie State Legal Services has earned this top distinction.
Do you have questions about getting your record expunged? Join our Bloomington Office Managing Attorney Adrian Barr to get your questions answered and learn what your next steps would be. “More than half of the 65 million people in the United States with a criminal record are able to seal or expunge their record. Sealing hides the record from the public while expungement...