Archives for May 2013

Access to Justice Hearings Scheduled

You are invited to attend one of the regional Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice Listening Conference for the Fourth and Fifth Appellate Districts.  Issues such as language barriers, limited access to information, restricted access to low-income legal services, special vulnerabilities to fraud and abuse, etc. present significant barriers for our immigrant communities.  Please join us at the Immigration Project in attending one of these meetings to make certain our communities are represented on these issues.

View invitation to May 30 hearing in Champaign.

View invitation to June 5th hearing in Edwardsville.

Both events will be held from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.   Space is limited.  To secure your seat, RSVP to

Not-Quite-Cinco-de-Mayo Party a Blast

Guests at our May 3 fundraiser enjoyed eating tamales, drinking margaritas, and listening to musiClaudia and guestc by the Latin band, Los Explosivos. Attendees included such important persons in our legal community as Prairie State Legal Services managing attorney Adrian Barr; retired Judge Don Bernardi; family attorney Helen Ogar; and Illinois People’s Action executive director and lead organizers Don and Dawn Carlson. This important fundraiser helped to celebrate the work we do helping immigrants in Bloomington and throughout Central and Southern Illinois.guests5Cristina Laurie guests4guests

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