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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.

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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

FREE Cannabis Expungement Webinar Replay on YouTube

FREE Cannabis Expungement Webinar Replay on YouTube

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.

Illinois Court Help Launches in Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

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.

IEJF, Prairie State Launch Statewide Eviction Hotline

IEJF, Prairie State Launch Statewide Eviction Hotline

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.

Virtual Expungement Clinic: Getting Started, April 16

Virtual Expungement Clinic: Getting Started, April 16

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...