Open Clinic: August 12, 2017
9 am – 12 Noon

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

To be eligible, clients must live or work in Highland Park or Highwood and meet financial need requirements. Questions about Open Clinic or other services? Please call (847)-926-1867 or e-mail  

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: 

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

Lilac Tree Event (5/1): Divorce University™

Learn from Divorce Professionals ~ Understand the Process ~ Meet Women Rebuilding their Lives.

For women in the midst of separation, contemplating divorce, starting or facing the divorce process or even early in the process, the Lilac will be hosting Divorce University™.

A one-day conference to support, educate and connect women on the LEGAL, FINANCIAL and EMOTIONAL aspects of the divorce process. They will hear from a Judge, Family Law Attorneys, Mediators, Collaborative Practitioners, Financial Planners, Therapists, Divorce Coaches, etc., as well as women who have come through the divorce process.

Date and Time: Sunday, May 1st  8:15am – 4:30pm

Cost: **Early Bird Price $100 (save $30) ENDS March 31st !!**

Registration Required. Call 847.328.0313 for more information or to register.

$130 in advance, $150 at the door (if space remains). Pay online at or mail a check to 1123 Emerson Street, Suite 215, Evanston, IL 60201. Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and all materials provided on the day.

Conference Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL

(Note: If you are now post-decree, we would appreciate hearing from you so that we can provide information about the many Lilac Tree programs and services that we offer to women after the divorce has been finalized.  Simply reply to this email to let us know that your divorce has been finalized.)

Lilac Tree Event (4/7)- Am I in a High Conflict Divorce?

The Lilac Tree will be hosting a workshop on April 7th, offering information and ideas on how to handle being in a high conflict divorce.

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Evanston Public Library, Large Community Meeting Room, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL

Cost: $30 Fee assistance is available

Registration is Required: (clients may pay at the door after registering in advance). Call 847.328.0313 for more information or to register. Pay online at