Hotline Number 312-738-9200
October 2019
Are You Smarter Than A Lawyer?
It's Trivia Time!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Bar Louie, 333-335 N. Dearborn St., Chicago

Mulligans will be available!

Space is limited. Contact  or
call 312.421.4014 for sponsorships or questions.
Thank you to our sponsors, to date!
Trophy Sponsors
Reception Sponsor
Team Sponsors
Table Sponsors
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which was first started in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence ( NCADV ) to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. We at CARPLS want to highlight the significance of this month by delving into a devastating issue many of our clients face. Domestic violence bears a substantial cost to the survivors, but it also endures long-lasting effects on criminal justice, social services, the livelihood of children, and much more.

A Snapshot of Survivors

Domestic violence is a major public health problem in the U.S. It’s “ reach knows no social, religious, racial, or ethnic bounds ” (p.1), with 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experiencing severe intimate partner violence in their lifetimes ( NCADV ). On a typical day, there are over 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide, but organizations struggle to fill staffing gaps with volunteers and advocates (NCADV).

The fact is, access to legal counsel (in the form of advice or direct representation) and social services reduces the probability of future domestic abuse ( Institute for Policy Integrity , p.5 ). Our team at CARPLS excels at aiding people in times of crisis (which may include rape, physical assault, emotional assault, and stalking), advising them about their general legal options, helping clients file papers or get orders, counseling them through the after-effects of abuse, and partnering with our legal and social service partners to address clients holistically. At times, we are the first place where a client is offered both legal and social service options, and their situation is acknowledged.

Chicago Bar Foundation's Pro Bono Week!
The CBA and CBF will sponsor Chicago’s 15th Annual Pro Bono Week from October 21-25, 2019.

This year, Chicago will be joined by communities across the country for the tenth time in the American Bar Association’s  National Pro Bono Celebration .

If you are interested in having us come speak to your organization, please email Tanya at .
Volunteer for CARPLS!  Answer the Call!

As an attorney, you have the skills that can significantly affect the lives of those in need
while breaking down the barriers to justice
people often face.

Our next training session is October 30 !

Visit our  volunteer page .
Client Success Story

A client was facing eviction and didn't know where to turn. She called CARPLS and our attorney referred her to a trusted partner in our network.

"The referral CARPLS gave me was able to get everything worked out for me. They were so helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable, and I will definitely call again if I need, and I'm recommending the hotline to others. Thank you!"

-CARPLS client
Save the Date!
CARPLS Golden Gavel Celebration

May 20, 2020, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue
CARPLS | 17 N. State Street | Suite 1850 | Chicago | Illinois | 60602 |

CARPLS Hotline: 312-738-9200 IL-AFLAN Hotline : 855-452-3526