The CDEL Story

Our society has a fundamental obligation to guarantee justice for all of its members. The Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL) has been expanding access to justice to persons marginalized by poverty, age and/or disability, for over thirty years.


In Memoriam:

Catherine "Kitty" Alexander, long-time paralegal volunteer and friend of CDEL, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 3rd, 2016.  Kitty first joined CDEL in 2008, as a paralegal intern.

A student  of CDEL Legal Director, Thomas Wendt in Truman College's Paralegal Program, Kitty was a constant presence at CDEL from 2008-2011, and occasionally since then. Kitty even  helped CDEL unpack after our recent move as recently as this past Sunday.  

Kitty's family has requested donations be made to CDEL. We thank Kitty for her years of service to CDEL and to her family for their generosity. Donations can be made by

clicking here,

or by mail to:

Kitty Alexander Memorial
c/o Center for Disability & Elder Law
205 W. Randolph
Suite 1610
Chicago, IL 60606


Our thoughts are with Kitty's family. We will miss her humor and good cheer.


CDEL has moved to 205 W. Randolph, Suite 1610, Chicago, IL 60606. You can still reach us at 312-376-1880. Thank you!


The 2016 “Light Up the Loop” Winter Awards Benefit was a smashing success!  The evening celebrated CDEL’s dedicated volunteer base, honored the prestigious 2016 Award Winners and raised over $115,000 to benefit CDEL’s programs and mission of providing much needed legal assistance to the low income elderly and disabled population of Chicago and suburban Cook County. Click HERE for a photo recap and highlights video of the event!


The Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL) does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or sexual orientation in the delivery of services

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