Judicial candidate ShawnTe Raines-Welch sheds light on legal aspects

HILLSIDE, Ill., May 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ShawnTe Raines-Welch, Democratic candidate for Cook County Judge, highlights the legal resources available to veterans this Memorial Day.

“The brave men and women who have served our nation have sacrificed to keep our country safe,” Raines-Welch said. “We must recognize their heroism and also recognize that the struggles of some veterans are not limited to the battlefield. When veterans need legal assistance, it is important that they know that there are resources available to help them.

Raines-Welch shares the online legal resources below to help veterans and their families.

US Department of Veterans Affairs: Veterans Justice Outreach Program https://www.va.gov/homeless/vjo.asp

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Free Legal Aid https://www2.illinois.gov/veterans/services%20benefits/Pages/Veteran-Legal-Aid.aspx

State side legal

Prairie State Legal Services

American Bar Association Veterans Legal Services Initiative https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_services/milvets/

Raines-Welch has over 12 years of litigation experience in various areas of law, including civil rights, disability rights, and labor and employment law. Raines-Welch conducts training programs to help organizations, businesses, and government entities ensure they comply with important federal laws protecting the rights of individuals. In addition to her service as Commissioner of the Proviso Township Mental Health Board, she volunteers in the community for a variety of causes, including autism awareness and support.

If elected, Raines-Welch would be the first woman of color ever elected as a 4th Sub-Circuit judge. The 4th sub-circuit (map) in the western suburbs of Chicago includes all of the townships of Lyons, Riverside, and Stickney, as well as parts of the townships of Leyden, Palos, Proviso, and Worth. Raines-Welch’s campaign website is www.RainesWelchForJudge.com.


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