About Ilene Lelchuk

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Ilene Lelchuk has more than 25 years’ experience as an award-winning journalist, content creator and editor. She was a longtime staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she covered city politics and homelessness. Ilene also has written for Hearst’s San Francisco ExaminerSuper Lawyers, university publications, and many other outlets. Her features and breaking news coverage earned awards from the National Newspaper Association and California Newspaper Publishers Association. Most recently, Ilene built a content marketing business that provides communications strategies for nonprofit and corporate clients.

Articles written by Ilene Lelchuk

‘The Human Part of It’

Christopher Banys’ pro bono work helps immigrants and YouTubers

As a 10-year-old, Christopher Banys would watch raptly as the TV lawyer who never lost a case bravely defended the falsely accused. He vowed to be like Perry Mason when he grew up. But Banys’ first cases weren’t the ripped-from-the-headlines variety. Instead, a summer fellowship with the Greater Boston Legal Services had him handling such matters as emergency shelter appeals for homeless families. He was hooked on pro bono work for life. At his Santa Clara firm, Banys, P.C., he and his law …

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