A New Determination to Improve His Life
Malcom had a lot of difficulty dealing with his mother’s death. His driver’s license was suspended after he had a car accident while uninsured. Things began to spiral down from there.
He had worked as a trucker for eight years, but without a valid license, he lost his job. Without a job, he was unable to pay rent and soon Malcom became homeless. Legal Aid Chicago worked with him to get his life back on track.
Barbara Richardson, an attorney with Legal Aid Chicago’s Consumer Practice Group, helped him file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. After receiving a discharge of his debts, Malcom was able to get his license reinstated, get another job and obtain stable housing. Access to legal aid gave him “a new determination to improve his life.”