Community Engagement

We do not work alone. In addition to seeking advice from Legal Aid Chicago’s advocates and clients, we consult with our community partners to identify issues that we should work on. Then, in collaboration with these partners and other advocacy groups, we develop comprehensive solutions to the most pressing problems our partners have identified.

Legal Action participates in a number of coalitions, including Housing Action Illinois, Financial Inclusion for All Illinois, the Affordable Utilities Table, the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance, the Transit Table, and the Responsible Budget Coalition.

Our attorneys also contribute to ad hoc working groups focused on particular policy issues, such as reducing the unnecessary and harmful separation of families caught in the child welfare system.

Accomplishments in Collaboration with Our Community Partners