Congratulations to Jonathan Schaan, CLC’s March 2011 volunteer of the month. Jonathan began volunteering at the CLC office back in October of 2010. Jonathan is a recent graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, where he served as the production editor for the Northwestern University Journal of International Human Rights, and was on Executive Board of the International Law Society. Jonathan also earned a Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship, and had the opportunity to meet Justice Stevens when he was visiting Chicago.
In the past six months that Jonathan has been volunteering about 15 hours a week at CLC, his help has been invaluable. With regard to CLC cases, he has done a great deal of work and research on individual cases to ensure that our clients are getting the best representation possible, and has even assisted our staff social worker in relative searches. He wrote attorney issue summaries for CLC volunteer attorneys to educate attorneys on the importance of permanency and the new Roundtable process, and is currently writing a guide for other CLC volunteers and interns to use when researching new cases. No task is too big or too small for Jonathan, and he has worked side by side with CLC staff attorneys on many matters. In addition to appreciating Jonathan’s commitment and dedication to helping our clients, the CLC staff values his positive attitude and cheerful disposition. Thank you Jonathan, we are extremely lucky to have you as a CLC volunteer!