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Legal & Compliance Services


 

Michele Bianchi, General Counsel
721 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 655-7538

The Department of Legal and Compliance Services provides legal counseling and assistance to Catholic Charities' programs and its administration. A variety of legal issues are handled for the agency including but not limited to corporate, real estate, civil, trusts and estates, subpoenas and confidentiality matters. The Department facilitates a Legal Advisory Committee comprised of members of the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors. The committee provides pro bono legal work and consultation for the agency in conjunction with the Department. The Department also prepares and submits contracts, subcontracts, and other documents with governmental and other funding bodies. As part of Catholic Charities' Corporate Compliance Program, the Department also analyzes regulatory, contractual and accreditation requirements and oversees various compliance related functions.

Please note: At this time the Department of Legal Services does not give legal advice to clients and employees for personal legal matters. Persons in need of legal assistance may contact the Catholic Charities Legal Assistance Program.