ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – With the COVID-19 outbreak impacting every facet of everyday life, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is reminding residents legal aid is available to them during these difficult times.
"Navigating the law and legal system is always stressful, but it is even more challenging during times of crisis," said Yingling. "No one should be forced to deal with legal issues alone, which is why I am encouraging those who need legal help and advice to reach out to one of the many legal aid resources that are available."
During the COVID-19 outbreak, multiple legal clinics are still assisting individuals seeking legal advice for civil issues, including topics such as public benefits, housing laws and healthcare laws. These resources can be accessed both through the internet and through the phone and are either low cost or free. For more information on organizations offering legal aid, please visit http://iejf.org/press-room/newsletters/newsletter-story/legal-aid-hotlines-here-to-help/.
During his time in the General Assembly, Yingling has worked to get his constituents information on a variety of issues. Recently, he held a Know Your Rights Seminar for immigrants, providing free advice to immigrants on how to navigate the legal system and immigration process.
"The first step in making sure that everyone is getting the help that they need is having the right information," said Yingling. "Thank you to all the organizations helping the people who need it most during this difficult time."
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April 8, 2020 at 12:07PM