Illinois Legal Aid Online recognized Shaye Loughlin and Cheryl Price for their initiative and creativity in co-founding DePaul's Neighborhood Legal Assistance Project (NLAP), a pro bono legal help desk for the homeless. Loughlin, executive director of the Center for Public Interest Law, and Price, director of the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative, discuss the vision for the project in an interview for Illinois Legal Aid Online's "Faces of Justice" video series.
Since its launch in March 2012, NLAP has provided critical legal services to hundreds of homeless individuals in the South Loop. llinois Legal Aid Online is a statewide technology center for legal services, which focuses its efforts on serving the legal needs of the poor through the innovative use of technology.
“At bottom, NLAP is an access to justice project and one that has inspired and touched the lives of many of our students" said Price. "Hopefully they’ll go on to become future public interest attorneys as well as pro bono attorneys.”