Chicago Legal Clinic
Adam M. Salzman
Executive Director

Adam Salzman has been the Executive Director of CLC since 2017. Before coming to CLC, Adam served as Village Trustee for Oak Park and Chief of Staff for Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin. While working for Commissioner Boykin, Adam drafted legislation and ran policy professional task forces addressing issues of economic development, child welfare, criminal justice reform, and mental health. He was also responsible for coordinating the Commissioner’s communications and community outreach efforts throughout the 1st District of Cook County, which includes the Chicago neighborhoods of Austin, East and West Garfield, and North Lawndale. Prior to working in government positions, Adam practiced in the areas of disability rights, benefits and estate planning. He began his career as an attorney in the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian representing children in juvenile court and handling adult guardianship cases. Adam is a graduate of Loyola Law School of Los Angeles and has been licensed in Illinois since 2005.