Gerald Polanco is a child of immigrants and is passionate about client-centered advocacy. He is driven to provide holistic representation and community empowerment when working alongside low-income communities of color. He currently manages a city grant to increase community education on 4th, 5th, and 6th amendment rights and outreach to inform people of free legal representation at police stations on the west and south sides of Chicago, while serving as liaison and partner for FDLA to 17 different community agencies across 18 different Aldermanic Black Caucus wards. He received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Mexico.
Contact: gerald (at) first-defense .org