Thanks to the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, students from John Marshall Law School earn stipends as they work in public interest law at Chicago area non-profits.
Diane O’Connell, a third-year law student interning with the CCH Law Project, was among six Baum interns honored by the law school at an April 29 reception for its public interest interns.
Diane was commended for her work to protect homeless people living on the street from police sweeps in areas like Lower Wacker, said Law Project Director Laurene Heybach.
The Baum Fund is directed by Joel M. Friedman (JD ’75), an attorney with Horwood Marcus & Berk. Among many charitable groups it supports in memory of Anne and Alvin Baum, the Baum Fund generously supports the Youth Futures mobile legal aid clinic at CCH.
Diane began her internship in June 2013, and will work at CCH through the summer following her May graduation from John Marshall. Two new Baum interns will work at CCH this summer, Harry Chapeta and Nicole Scott.