Allegra Cira Fischer, Staff Attorney

Allegra Cira Fischer, Staff Attorney


Allegra Cira Fischer is a Staff Attorney with the Community Law Project and focuses her advocacy on issues of equitable and inclusive development. She works with coalitions of non-profit organizations in negotiations with developers to secure benefits for surrounding communities, including commitments to build affordable housing, hire local residents and pay livable wages, among other investments important to Chicago neighborhoods and their residents. Prior to joining Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Allegra’s legal advocacy centered on homeowners in foreclosure at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) and families in the child welfare system at the Family Defense Center.  At CVLS, Allegra represented homeowners in court as well as in over 200 mediation sessions through the Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program. She is fluent in Spanish and is a certified mediator through the Center for Conflict Resolution. Prior to law school, Allegra engaged in community organizing and social justice advocacy in Miami, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

Allegra received her undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Miami (Florida) and her Juris Doctor cum laude with a Certificate in Public Interest Law from DePaul University College of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Journal for Social Justice and received the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholarship Award from the National Association of Women Judges. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Legal Aid Legislative Subcommittee.    

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