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Thursday
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MAY

Find Your Voice - 3rd Anniversary Celebration

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The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic 3rd Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser Spotlights Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention

The event includes a reception, raffle, and speaker

The Highland Park- Highwood Legal Aid Clinic (the Clinic) will celebrate its 3rd anniversary on Thursday, May 10, 2018, with “Find Your Voice.” Business owners, civic leaders, and Clinic supporters will come together at Greenwood Restaurant at 200 Green Bay Road, Highwood for a reception and conversation Charlene Quint, renowned domestic violence speaker and survivor. Proceeds from the event and raffle will support the Clinic and access to justice for those in need. The event co-chairs are Tracy Fisher Zoldan and Aurelia Cohen.

“Since its inception, the Clinic has helped over 600
people in need stay in their homes, gain legal immigration status, or escape abusive relationships,” stated Executive Director Susan Shulman. “We could not do this important work in these, our core areas of focus without the generous support from the local and greater community.”

The Clinic honors Law Day by hosting the event in May. This is a time to expand awareness of how laws and the justice system affect our lives. This year’s theme is ‘Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.’ The U.S. Constitution sets out a system of government with distinct and independent branches—Congress, the Presidency, and a Supreme Court. The Law Day 2018 theme enables us to reflect on the separation of powers as fundamental to our constitutional purpose and to consider how our governmental system is working for all.

Event sponsors include The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation, William and Karen Silverstein, Allstate Insurance Company, Becker & Gurian, Holland & Knight, LLP, Terry and Geoff Kass, The Leva Family Foundation, Millennium Properties R/E, Polsinelli,
Caryn and Gerold Skurnick, Kathryn Vanden Berk, Baizer Kolar P.C., Andrew and Gail Brown, Congregation Solel, DLA Piper, Steven & Donna Elrod, First Bank of Highland Park, Ron & Pam Futterman. Mike and Jennifer Gershowitz, Scott D. Greenberg and Alison N. Zirn, Samuel Henry, Wendy Bloom & Arthur Kessler, The Livney Foundation, Hal & Nancy Krent, Mariani Landscape, Bob Neiman, North Shore Congregation Israel, Paul Rehder Salon, Ross Boutique Highland Park, Mayor Nancy Rotering, Alvin Shulman, Andrew & Amy Small, Sarah Sarowitz and Vedder Price

To learn more about the event, become a sponsor, purchase tickets or make a donation, visit http://www.hphlegalaid.org/spring-event/or call 847-737-4042. Event contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. The Clinic is a 501(c)(3) organization. Full credit and acknowledgments will be provided to sponsors.

Mayor Nancy Rotering founded the Clinic on May 1, 2015. The Clinic provides access to justice for individuals who live or work in Highland Park, Highwood, or West Deerfield Township focusing on the areas of immigration, landlord-tenant matters, and domestic abuse. The Clinic is U.S. Bureau of Immigration Affairs accredited for legal work in immigration law. The Clinic is located at 491 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, IL. For more information about the Clinic, visit www.hphlegalaid.org.