Legal Council for Health Justice will host its annual summer benefit at Sidetrack on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. This year’s event is called Bienvenidos! and will celebrate the diverse, vibrant and welcoming country of Mexico. Bienvenidos! will feature Mexican cuisine by Bombon Cafe, cocktails by Sidetrack, live entertainment, an extensive silent auction and the popular Grand Raffle. Over 350 influential guests from law, medicine, politics and social service will be in attendance. All proceeds from this event support the Legal Council’s free legal service programs which assist low-income people with HIV, individuals facing homelessness, and children with disabilities.


Tickets start at $75 and are available at www.council17.gesture.com or by calling 312-427-8990.


The generous Platino-level sponsors for Bienvenidos! are Aetna, Aetna Better Health, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Sidley Austin. This event is in collaboration with the Mexico Tourism Board.

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This year, Legal Council For Health Justice’s three programs—AIDS Legal Council, Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children and Homeless Outreach Project—will provide free, direct legal care to over 2,200 individuals who would otherwise never be able to afford legal assistance.