Margaret StapletonAuthor: CFFPP . Date: May 22, 2017
Margaret Stapleton is an attorney with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago, where she works on behalf of low-income clients on poverty and civil rights issues. Currently, she is working extensively on expanding access to health care for all the people of Illinois and eliminating barriers to employment for people with conviction records. As an attorney, she has worked on civil rights and poverty law issues in Illinois and nationally through litigation, policy advocacy, and publication in professional journals and the popular press. After completing law school at the University of Chicago in 1971, she first worked with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law in Cairo, Illinois, then with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in East St. Louis, Illinois. Ms. Stapleton has worked for the past 20 plus years in Chicago with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago and the Shriver Center. She is a 1967 graduate of Dominican University, where she majored in political science. She currently serves on advisory committees to the Illinois Departments of Human Services and Health Care & Family Services.