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p22 EvansEvans    The Illinois Legal Aid Online Board of Directors and staff welcomed their new Executive Director, Elizabeth Evans, to the organization. Evans is an experienced nonprofit executive and lawyer who served in the Enforcement Division of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for eight years, was a staff attorney in the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and worked as a policy analyst in Washington, D.C., before attending law school.
    Illinois Legal Aid Online uses technology to lower barriers to the law so that people can understand their legal options, make informed decisions, and represent themselves in court when they cannot afford a lawyer.
    Evans previously served as the executive director of Bluestem Communications, The VIVA Project (a teacher leadership network working on K-12 education policy), and the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. She established and ran the government relations and nonprofit resource center for the IFF and worked at the Child Welfare League of America in Washington, D.C.
    ILAO works to help all state residents by connecting them to the resources they need to resolve their legal problems, regardless of their location, income and education. For information go to IllinoisLegalAid.org.