Linda Anderson has joined The John Marshall Law School Pro Bono Program as a staff attorney. She will work with Katie Anderson, program coordinator, supervising the mortgage foreclosure project and will be one of the supervising attorneys for students with 711 licenses.
Before accepting this part-time position, Anderson, a 2012 graduate of John Marshall, volunteered through the program for the Circuit Court of Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation program as a 711 student representative.
“Working in the mediation program was a tremendous experience for me and I believe it is still a very valuable and humbling experience for current John Marshall students, which is why I am ecstatic to continue working with the Pro Bono Program and supervise students as well as represent homeowners,” Anderson said. She also was a research assistant for Professor F. Willis Caruso, director of the Pro Bono Program.
“I have a passion for foreclosure litigation,” said Anderson. She explains that because many homeowners are taken advantage of because they are unaware of their rights, often the students and attorneys of the Pro Bono Program are the first to help them. “It can be very emotional and a exhausting experience but I am glad to be part of it and happy to help these homeowners, even if it’s just providing an ear to listen.”
Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.