Kane Legal Clinic

A female client consults with Attorney Paul Rink and his teamAbout

The Arthur and Esther Kane Legal Clinic is the first and only legal clinic in the nation providing free legal services exclusively to people who are blind or visually impaired. Since its founding in 2005 by retired Cook County Circuit Court Judge Nicholas Pomaro, the clinic has served thousands of clients dealing with discrimination, personal injury, social security, bankruptcy and housing issues.

The clinic is currently operated by Carol Anderson and Paul W. Rink, both of whom are legally blind licensed legal practitioners. The clinic has been formally recognized by John Marshall Law School, Vanderbilt Law School and Chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court for the superior legal support it provides.

Get Involved

  • Ambassador Support: To meet the needs of our legal clients, the clinic utilizes the support of Ambassadors, a special group of individuals, firms and foundations from the legal community and donors of The Lighthouse. Through annual giving commitments and pro bono legal support, these partners allow us to continue providing legal services to people who are blind or visually impaired at no charge to clients.
  • Volunteer: To volunteer at the Kane Legal Clinic, please submit a volunteer application found on our volunteer page.
  • Donate: To make a contribution to the Kane Legal Clinic, please visit our donate page and designate your donation toward Kane Legal Clinic.

For more information, please contact:

Carol Anderson
Staff Attorney, Kane Legal Clinic
(312) 666-1331 ext. 3112
Email Carol