Corboy & Demetrio is a proud Silver Sponsor of “Light Up the Loop,” the Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL) 2020 Winter Awards Benefit. The CDEL Winter Awards Benefit will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on February 27, 2020 at Baker McKenzie, 300 East Randolph Street in Chicago. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to: www.cdelaw.org.
Corboy & Demetrio has long supported CDEL. Thomas Demetrio is a longtime CDEL Board Member, and Attorney Michael D. Ditore serves on the Young Professionals Board.
In its 36-year history, more than 30,000 people with disabilities and senior citizens have been provided free legal services from CDEL, with its staff of six attorneys, two paralegals, and hundreds of volunteer lawyers. Those services include adult guardianship, landlord/tenant disputes, end of life planning, divorce, financial elder abuse, consumer fraud, mortgage fraud and property tax, and assistance at the Pro Se Adult Guardianship Help Desk. In addition, CDEL runs workshops and assists seniors with powers of attorney for healthcare and property, and living will declarations.
Corboy & Demetrio participated in the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans’ Secret Snowflake holiday giving program this holiday season. Employees “adopted” three U.S. Veterans and their families who are currently clients of MSHV, purchasing them gifts from their wish lists. Corboy & Demetrio Managing Partner Kenneth T. Lumb, himself a U.S. Veteran, passed out presents and presented a donation to MSHV on behalf of the firm.
Helping veterans is something the law firm takes pride in as Corboy & Demetrio Co-founder Thomas Demetrio is also a U.S. Veteran. The shelter, based in Wheaton, has served a total of 600 homeless veterans since its inception and provides services for veterans living in seven northern Illinois counties. There are currently 1400 homeless veterans in Illinois alone, and the shelter’s mission is to end veteran homelessness altogether. Its motto is “Leave No Veteran Behind.