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Founded in 1987, we use the power of the law to secure dignity, opportunity, and well-being for people facing illness or disability.

In the last year, we've expanded our "legal care" for people with HIV to also stand up for individuals living with other chronic, disabling, and stigmatized health conditions. This includes mental illness, homelessness, and children and youth with special needs.

To reflect these changes, we are changing our name to Legal Council for Health Justice.

AIDS Legal Council will remain a strong foundational program of the agency, along with newly merged programs, Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children and Homeless Outreach Project.

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Here's Shannon, with her big 'lady law bag,' off to Dirksen Federal Building this afternoon for a 3-hour mini trial on our class actions concerning improper reductions and terminations of in-home nursing services for medically-fragile children across the state.

Our pro bono partners at Winston & Strawn, Ray Perkins and Bryce Cooper will be arguing.

We are grateful to all of our partners, staff, and supporters. The cases are not over by a long shot, but if we are successful today, it will be a big milestone.
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