Legal Programs

Moran Center attorneys currently provide direct legal representation to qualifying individuals in the following areas:

  • Juvenile Court – Comprehensive legal representation of young people charged with juvenile felonies and misdemeanors. Most of our cases are litigated out of the Second Municipal District Courthouse of Cook County (Skokie Courthouse).
  • Adult Criminal Court – Comprehensive legal representation of young people (21 or younger) charged with adult misdemeanors and felonies at the Skokie Courthouse.
  • School Discipline – Representation of parents of school-aged children who have been suspended, expelled or otherwise disciplined at an Evanston-based school (District 65 or District 202).
  • School Special Education – Representation and advocacy of parents of school-aged children in school special education matters at Evanston-based school (District 65 or District 202). Our advocacy includes assistance with the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, Manifestation Determination Reviews and other special education proceedings.
  • Ordinance Violations – Clients are represented in administrative hearings for ordinance violations including curfew violations, etc.

To participate in the above Legal Programs, clients must be (1) 21 or younger (or a parent of someone 21 or younger), (2) at or below 80% of poverty as determined by HUD, and (3) reside within City of Evanston or Evanston Township boundaries.