New Staff Attorney, Timothy Myers, will expand the free legal services that CALA can offer to support our activist partners.
In response to requests by our community activist partners, CALA will begin offering free criminal defense legal services, including representation. Starting on May 1, 2015, CALA's new staff attorney, Timothy Myers, will make his available his knowledge of and experience in criminal law to clients at our SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project) community activism law clinic, as well as to activists involved with our partner community organizations who are arrested for their organizing, and other activism, activities.
Prior to joining CALA's team, Tim was a prosecutor for the City of Chicago; he had also worked at a private criminal defense firm. He is extremely excited to use the skills he developed as a prosecutor to support the underserved populations on which CALA focuses, and to empower our activists partners to pursue their grassroots social change.
CALA's SWOP Community Activism Law Clinic is a free, full-service legal clinic for individuals involved in/affected by sex work, or have experienced sexual exploitation. The clinic is open for intakes of new cases, twice a month, with follow-up appointments as well as trainings and workshops occurring in between intakes sessions. It provides a wide-range of services from advice and community legal education to full representation. As always, all legal services, including full representation, are completely free of charge to clients.
The next SWOP clinics are May 17th (3-6pm) and May 18th (6-9pm) at 1700 S Loomis. If you are unable to attend, or would prefer to be screened for services in advance, you can use our online screening form at: HTTP://WWW.CALACHICAGO.ORG/SWOP-CLINIC-ONLINE-SCREENING.