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The Hon. Patricia Bank

Retired, Cook County Circuit Court     My wonderfully supportive maternal and paternal grandparents provided me a life-long source of inspiration; they were wise, dignified, and fiercely independent in thoughts and deeds, commanding as opposed to demanding respect. Because of my relationship with each of them, I have always reserved…...

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Brent Pattison

Clinical Professor and Director of the Middleton Center for Children’s Rights, Drake Law School     During college I worked at a homeless shelter for youth.  The kids would be really nervous about court, and sometimes they would reach out to their lawyers for advice.  Too often, they wouldn’t hear…...

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Kathy Flaherty

Connecticut Legal Rights Project Team Leader   I have the good fortune to lead a dedicated team of attorneys and paralegal advocates (with great support staff) at Connecticut Legal Rights Project. We represent low income people living with mental health conditions to protect their legal rights with regard to treatment,…...

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Alexis Bullard

Law Student, Touro College   “I decided to enroll in the Disaster Relief Clinic, because I have a genuine desire to serve communities that have suffered hardships and people who have been subjected to circumstances that render them particularly vulnerable. These people, I find, are the most resilient, forward-thinking people…...

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Iman Boundaoui

Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP   I am a coordinator for CAIR-Chicago’s Travelers Assistance Project, an organization of Chicago-based attorneys and interpreters who help people detained from entering the United State at O’Hare Airport. Typically these people – tourists, students and even conference keynote speakers – have properly obtained Visas…...

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