The Eviction Crisis and Early Resolution
Legal Aid Matters Podcast
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1y ago
This week our hosts, Colleen Connolly and Naeem Nulwala, speak to Susan Theiss, an attorney in our Housing Practice Group, and Rae Kyritsi, Programs Director at the Center for Conflict Resolution here in Chicago. The group discusses Eviction Court and the benefits to both tenants and landlords of early resolution. They speak to the issues of eviction that the  COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated and how the Cook County Court systems have adapted. The group also discusses a recent op-ed by the Washington which can be found here. Colleen and Naeem are both lawyers in our Children & Famili ..read more
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Migrant Farmworkers and The Pesticide Case
Legal Aid Matters Podcast
by legalaidchicago
1y ago
This week our hosts, Colleen Connolly and Naeem Nulwala, speak to Lauren Dana and Katie Johnson, members of our Immigrants & Workers' Rights practice group, about Legal Aid Chicago's Migrant Project and the "Pesticide Case." They speak to the issues that migrant farmworkers face as low-wage workers and about a specific case where workers were improperly sprayed with toxic pesticides. Colleen and Naeem are both lawyers in our Children & Families practice group. Lauren Dana is a Staff Attorney, and Katie Johnson is a Paralegal with our Immigrants & Workers' Rights practice group ..read more
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What is Legal Aid?
Legal Aid Matters Podcast
by legalaidchicago
1y ago
Our hosts, Colleen Connolly and Naeem Nulwala, speak this week on what "legal aid" is, the type of work that it encompasses, and how we got to this current legal landscape in America. Colleen and Naeem, both lawyers in our Children & Families practice group, discuss their experience working in legal aid environments ..read more
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Naeem Speaks on Family Law and Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Legal Aid Matters Podcast
by legalaidchicago
1y ago
Current podcast host, Naeem Nulwala from Legal Aid Chicago's Children and Family Practice Group, joins our previous host, Nubia Willman, to discuss the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and how it applies to his clients.   This episode originally aired in May of 2019 ..read more
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Defining Trafficking and Fighting Trafficking with Legal Aid Chicago
Legal Aid Matters Podcast
by legalaidchicago
1y ago
This week, Colleen and Naeem have a conversation with Eduardo Cisneros and Anna Maitland of Legal Aid Chicago's Immigration & Worker's Practice Group on what human trafficking is and how Legal Aid Chicago advocates for trafficking survivors. They discuss labor trafficking, sex trafficking, and the complex realities of the victims and survivors of human trafficking in our city and state ..read more
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Jamie Schulte on Education Law and the School to Prison Pipeline
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by legalaidchicago
1y ago
This week, Colleen and Naeem sit down with Jamie Schulte from Legal Aid Chicago's Children and Families Practice Group to dive into education law. Jamie shares how her experience teaching sixth graders sparked her interest in pursuing a career in law and explains how legal aid has the potential to disrupt the school to prison pipeline.  ..read more
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Happy Holidays from Legal Aid Matters
Legal Aid Matters Podcast
by legalaidchicago
1y ago
Join our co-hosts Colleen Connolly and Naeem Nulwala as they recap the topics we've covered in 2019 and introduce some episodes to look forward to in 2020. Have ideas for legal aid related topics you'd like to hear discussed on the podcast next year? Reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn at Legal Aid Chicago.  ..read more
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HIV Project with Marissa Korte
Legal Aid Matters Podcast
by legalaidchicago
1y ago
In acknowledgement of World AIDS Day (December 1), our co-hosts sit down with SOAR paralegal Marissa Korte to discuss Legal Aid Chicago's HIV project and the ways that an HIV diagnosis can impact other legal issues, like housing and employment. Tune in to learn about how legal aid helps people living with HIV and to celebrate the incredible advancements in HIV treatment and prevention over recent years.  ..read more
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Social Work and Legal Aid with Jenelle Pedroza and Alexa Bell
Legal Aid Matters Podcast
by legalaidchicago
1y ago
This week, co-hosts Naeem Nulwala and Colleen Connolly chat with Jenelle Pedroza and Alexa Bell, both social workers at Legal Aid Chicago, about the intersections between social work and legal aid. They talk about pursuing social justice within established systems, what it’s like working with clients and attorneys, and whether or not social work has a clear end goal.  ..read more
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Chicago's Office of New Americans with Nubia Willman
Legal Aid Matters Podcast
by legalaidchicago
1y ago
Legal Aid Matters is back! Colleen Connolly, new co-host and staff attorney at Legal Aid Chicago, sits down with former Legal Aid Matters host Nubia Willman to learn about her new job working for the Office of New Americans through the Office of the Mayor. They discuss the importance of the census in Chicago and how Nubia’s background with legal aid informs her new position working for the city of Chicago ..read more
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