CARPLS is leading the expansion of legal services to meet life challenges facing Illinoisans. However, it takes your support to ensure that we can continue to extend the branches of justice where it's needed most.
Since the pandemic began, we are seeing more clients face evictions, collections, and other financial problems. Two-thirds of our new clients are speaking to an attorney for the first time in their lives when they reach us, adding to their anxiety levels. CARPLS has led the development of five programs, many statewide, which focus on COVID-related legal issues, cannabis expungement, debt, unemployment, and evictions.
Leslie Corbett, Executive Director of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, funds CARPLS' work through a number of different projects.