Irving H. and Jane W. Goldberg Legal Services at CJE offers free legal consultation, advice, referrals, and drafting legal documents for older adults and those caring for them. Our team is available for in-person, telephone, or zoom appointments to assist with civil legal matters.
Services are available to those age 60+ and residing in Illinois.
- Advance Care Planning
Ask us about The Binder!
Powers of Attorney
Last Will and Testament
Living Will/Medical Directive
Community legal referrals
Advocacy and problem solving
To schedule an appointment, contact us at Intake@cje.net or 773.508.1000.
This program is generously funded by The Albert and Lucille Delighter and Marcella Winston Foundation, Irving H. and Jane W. Goldberg Legal Services at CJE, Niles Township Government, and RRF Foundation for Aging, a national foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people.
Learn About CJE Legal Help Desk Project Leaders
Tamara Kushnir Groman, JD, Legal and Financial Educator
Tamara Kushnir Groman is a Legal and Financial Educator at CJE SeniorLife. She focuses on financial and legal matters in her work with older adults. Tamara has a law degree and has a practice background in legal services with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago. She also worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James Epstein. Tamara received her BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from Loyola University Chicago. She is an active community member volunteering at food pantries and other service organizations.
Sam Goldstein, JD, MPA, Paralegal
Sam Goldstein, JD, MPA, is a Paralegal with the CJE Legal Help Desk and CJE Benefits Services Teams at CJE Senior Life. Sam comes from Los Angeles, CA where he volunteered at Bet Tzedek Legal Services assisting clients from intake to solution of the legal matter. Sam also was a Law Clerk at the Los Angeles County Counsel, Probate division while in law school where he gained invaluable experience in the area of probate law. Sam received his BA in Political Science from University of California, Riverside and his law degree from Arizona Summit Law School. He obtained a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach, prior to law school. Sam is dedicated to using his background and experience to serve older adults.