Ross’s Partners with Clinic

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Ross’s partners with the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic to fight domestic violence

 

Too many community members know someone who is a victim of domestic abuse, but they are not aware of the signs, services available or how to help. The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is proud to partner with respected organizations to increase the safety and provide help to those in need. Visit www.hphlegalaid.org or call at 847-926-1867 to learn more.

Mention this promotion and purchase any product during the month of October and a donation will be made to the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic to help provide services to those in need.

Non-physical domestic violence is every bit as significant as physical abuse and almost always precedes it. According to the Center for Disease Control, one in four women and one in seven men will be a victim of domestic abuse at some point during their lifetime. Together we will raise awareness about what domestic violence looks like, the availability of services and the very real costs to families and communities. 

Help Get The Word Out About DACA Renewal!

Starting immediately (September, 2017), The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is providing free legal assistance to any and all individuals who need assistance renewing their DACA application, regardless of where they live or work.

To be eligible for renewal, current DACA must be expiring between September 5, 2017 – March 5, 2018. There are no exceptions to the deadline. It is imperative to renew if an individual applicant’s DACA expiration falls within these dates.

Please help spread the word by downloading the PDF and printing our flyer regarding DACA Renewals (which is pictured here), and then put it up at your place of work or on bulletin boards around your town. You can also download the JPEG to share on social media.

What Do I Need To Know Now That DACA Has Ended?

Below is a Community Advisory put together by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center regarding information about what to do now that DACA has been rescinded.  Most importantly, please consult with a lawyer if you have any questions and please beware of scams.

Click to view the Community Advisory What Do I Need to Know if the DACA Program Ends / ¿ Qué debo de saber sobre el fin del programa DACA?

 

Open Clinic: October 16, 2017
9 am – 12 Noon

The Clinic will be open on Saturday, October 16, 2017, from 9 am to 12 pm.  We will have attorneys available to help with immigration issues, Emergency Tool Kits, and landlord/tenant and housing problems.

We ask that any cases involving domestic violence to call to make an appointment on another day so we can assure privacy.

Clients must meet certain financial need requirements. Please call to make an appointment at (847)-926-1867 or e-mail info@hphlegalaid.org.  

Amnesty in Lake County until July 15th

Lake County is offering amnesty until July 15th for all outstanding fines with traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and court-ordered judgments to pay off the debts without interest. To qualify, the debt owed must have the date of judgment of over a year. Following the amnesty period, all outstanding debts will be subject to additional interest.

Residents with outstanding fines should call Lake County’s designated collection agency, Harris & Harris Ltd., at (800) 515-9720.

For more information: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/crime/ct-lns-lake-county-fine-amnesty-st-0602-20160601-story.html. 

Clinic Receives CLE Training on Expungement

Thank you Keith Brin, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lake County, your staff and Keith Grant, the Lake County Public Defender’s Chief of Special Defense, for an enlightening training on expungement last week. We hope to help members of the Highland Park and Highwood communities who need help with this issue.

Congrats Alicia!

Congratulations to Alicia De La Cruz, our housing advocate, on receiving the
Humanitarian of the Year Award, and Cecilia Limon, co-president of our
student board, who received the Character Counts Award, from the HP Human
Relations Commission.

 

Pictured: Cecilia Limon, Karyn Davidman, Alicia De La Cruz and Mayor Nancy
Rotering.