August Updates and Events from The Law Project
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TLP-Englewood Clinic for Businesses - August 25
If you have  legal questions related to your business, come to the Legal Clinic on August 25th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Greater Englewood CDC, 813 W. 63rd St., U.S. Bank Building, Chicago, IL. For more information or to register contact Angie Hall at

Call our Employer Hotline - August 25
The next Employer Hotline date is August 25, 2:00-4:00 pm.  Do you have questions about the new mandatory sick leave ordinance in Chicago, or how the Federal Labor Standards Act changes will impact your budget? Get the answers on Thursday, August 25 from 2:00-4:00 when employment attorneys at the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw will be available for 30 minute consultations. Submit our intake form at and we will contact you and schedule a free appointment for you.

Small Business Center on the Road Expo - September 10
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Small Business Center invites small business owners and entrepreneurs to its free Small Business Center on the Road expo, with more than 40 exhibitors offering resources. TLP will be participating in the next expo on Saturday, September 10th from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Columbus Park Refectory. Click here for more details and to register!

Small Business Legal Clinic - October 13
TLP, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, Greater Southwest CDC, and Greater Englewood CDC are holding a Small Business Legal Clinic on October 13th from 2:00-5:00  at Greater Englewood CDC, 813 W. 63rd St., U.S. Bank Building, Chicago, IL. There will be presentations on Employees or Independent Contractors, What's the Difference? and How Does Immigration Status Effect my Employment?  After the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to have a 20-minute consultation with an attorney. For more information or to register contact Angie Hall at

Bootcamp for Nonprofit Founders Coming This September
TLP is offering its Emerging Nonprofit Certificate of Training program on September 7, 14, and 21. Program participants will earn a “Certificate of Training” after completing a series of five workshops, all of which are geared towards the emerging nonprofit organization. Recipients will be granted an application fee waiver for TLP’s application for pro bono legal assistance for eligible nonprofits. More information about the program and registration is at

Bylaws and Conflicts of Interest Policies, Oh My!
Can’t remember the last time your organization’s bylaws were reviewed?  Here’s your chance!  TLP and a major law firm are planning a clinic for nonprofits in late October or early November.  At this clinic, a lawyer will meet with your nonprofit organization’s executive director and one or two board members to discuss board meeting procedures and your current bylaws. The lawyer will prepare a draft of revised bylaws for review by your full board of directors. If your organization is interested in participating in this clinic, contact Jody Adler at

Save the Date: Power of Connection - November 10
Save the date for The Law Project’s 2016 Power of Connection, Thursday November 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. TLP will recognize the power of connecting pro bono counsel with visionaries so community plans become community realities. To become a sponsor contact Jody Adler at  
The Law Project extends a sincere thank-you to our most recent pro bono attorneys!
Become a Pro Bono Attorney for TLP
Calling all Transactional Attorneys: You can make a difference in the community too! 
The Law Project relies on pro bono attorneys who have experience in non-litigation,  transactional legal matters. While attorney training is available for specialized programs, generally TLP pro bono attorneys are already familiar with the relevant law. TLP does provide malpractice insurance for its pro bono attorneys.
We also distribute available matters to our pro bono attorney contacts once per month. If you are interested in being added to our pro bono distribution list, please contact Jody Adler at
New publications from TLP

Visit our website to read our new legal alert about the City of Chicago’s mandatory sick leave policy and how the Open Meetings Act applies to your nonprofit organization.

Calling all videos! 

Does your business or organization have a video of the great work you do?  Share it with TLP and we will use a few seconds in our client collage. The client collage will be shown at the 2016 Power of Connection and illustrate how your plans are becoming realities with help from TLP.  If you have a video or questions, contact Jody Adler at

About The Law Project (TLP)
The Law Project provides free, expert legal assistance to support community development efforts led by nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs that generally do not have the resources to pay for legal services.
TLP is successful when its legal assistance facilitates the growth and sustainability of Chicago area nonprofits focused on community economic development and social services, and advances the economic mobility of its small business and homeownership clients.  
Maria Alveras-Chen
Jeffrey N. Anderson
Paul S. Balik
Claire K. Battle
Nicholas Beard
Diane E. Bell
Adam T. Berkoff
Daniel Bond
Robert Cameron
Marc Jason Carmel
Shirley Chen
Michael A. Clark
Alexandra R.  Cole
Kevin  Connelly
Merle Cowin
Alexander R. Domanskis
Daniel J. Favero
Abby Flanagan
Karen A. Flanagan
Mark A. Flessner
Agostino Flippone
Yates French
Patrick C. Gallagher
Ivan H. Golden
Darren H. Goodson
Jeffrey P. Gray
Daniel P. Gross
John O. Gunderson
Bhavna  Gupta
Joseph H. Hammon
Elizabeth P.  Hanigan
Blake F. Hanson
Charles E. Harris, III
Sarah Nichols Heffron
Brian L. Heidelberger
Cliff Helm
Ryan S. Higgins
Shelly M. Hirschtritt
Neil S. Hirshman
Tucker Hunter
Thomas F. Hurka
Miles Johnson
John R.  Joyce
Casey F.  Judge
Thomas E. Keim, Jr.
Brian Kerwin
Jeffrey T. Kuta
Edward G. Lance IV
Renee Lewis
Stephanie Linares
Jeremy S. Liss
Alexander Longan
Dietrich A. Loos
Andrew D. Magda
Jonathan C. Man 
James T. Mayer
Joseph A. Miron
Kathryn Moore
Amanda M. Morris
Ahmad S. Nofal
Diane Danzy Odell
J. Matthew O'Hare
Christina Olson
Kathleen Cunniff Ori
James Poznak
James  Phipps 
Paul V. Possinger
Bradley Reed
Neal J. Reenan
Hannah M. Rosenfeld
Jeffrey K.  Ross 
James S. Rowe
Ilana Schwartz
Andrew P. Scott
Nick Sethi
Tushin Shah
David L. Shapiro
David B. Sickle
Hayley L. Smith
Ryan V.  Smith
George Spatz
Gregory E. Spitzer
Heidi Steele
Jonathan Strauss
Andrew H. Thompson
Rich Ungaretti
Bernardo Vaz
Jon-Michael Wheat
Jason C. White
Oran Whiting
Julie Workman
David B. Yelin
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