Amy Zimmerman

Supervising Attorney

As the program's longtime director, Amy brought the Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children (CMLPC) to the Council in 2014, which provides free legal assistance to families with children challenged by disability, chronic disease, and acute illness. One of the first medical-legal partnerships in the nation, this "legal care" program brings together doctors, lawyers, and social workers to tackle social and economic difficulties that negatively impact child health and development. Over her years of practice, Amy has spearheaded legislative initiatives and helped to implement groundbreaking health policies. Highlights include: the Illinois Children's Product Safety Act on recall requirements, the Illinois School Code on classroom access and home and hospital instruction, and the Early Intervention Services System Act on council and service delivery improvements. Previously, Amy served as the Children's Policy Advisor to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, as assistant director of the Children's Health and Education Project at the Chicago Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and as a neighborhood and project attorney at LAF. She has received numerous awards, including honors from the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition and the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). In April 2013, CMLPC received the National Outstanding Medical Legal Partnership Award. Amy is a 1991 graduate of Northwestern University Law School.


180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2110
Chicago , Illinois , 60601
United States

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