Legal Aid Matters

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For more than 50 years, LAF has been providing the leading provider of free legal services in non-criminal matters to the poorest and most vulnerable people across Chicago, ensuring them the protections they deserve in the legal system. Legal Aid Matters is a platform for the experts at LAF to to talk about the issues affecting the communities we support.

Hosted by Nubia Willman
Created for LAF Chicago
Produced by Davis Sullivan
Edited by Davis Sullivan
Music by Podington Bear
Website: www.lafchicago.org

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Regina Hernandez talks legal clinics and pro bono opportunities

Regina Hernandez is a staff attorney with LAF's volunteer services unit, where she recruits and manages volunteers to stretch our services to as many clients as possible. She also runs our community legal clinics, where several times a month we serve large numbers of people with free, walk-in meetings with attorneys who advise on legal problems in the neighborhoods our clients call home.

In their conversation, Nubia and Regina talk about the successes and challenges of the clinic model, the great lengths Regina and her colleagues go to to ensure as many people as possible receive LAF's help, and how we can all work together to help close the justice gap.