Avani Kamdar has been working with the Chicago Legal Clinic since 2009 and was named the Director of Programming and Development in 2019. Prior to this role, Avani was the supervisory attorney of CLC’s Municipal Pro Bono Referral Program for six years, a staff attorney at the Cook County Foreclosure Mediation Program for two years, and a staff attorney at the Parentage and Child Support Pro Se Advice Desk for one year. Avani’s participation in various CLC programs through the years has provided her with a unique insight that serves her well in her current role. As a result of her work in the areas of eviction defense and consumer defense as the supervising attorney of the Municipal Pro Bono Referral Program, Avani was named as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2018 and 2019. Avani has been able to serve her non-English speaking clients through her working knowledge of Hindi, Gujarati, and Spanish. Avani is a graduate of DePaul University’s College of Law and has been licensed in Illinois since 2008.
Avani K. Kamdar
Director of Programming and Development