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by Amy Clark, Mar 07, 2018
Did you know that October 1st is the second busiest moving day in Chicago? (only May 1st is busier). While finding bubble wrap, cardboard boxes, and moving help (either professional movers or friends who work for pizza and drinks), are high on many to-do lists at this time of year, many peopl... More
by Lisa Colpoys, Sep 15, 2017
Illinois Legal Aid Online and Road To Status are excited to announce a FREE service for Dreamers who need to prepare their DACA Renewal Applications by the October 5th deadline.Our goal is to provide necessary help to thousands of people in Illinois who need to file their DACA renewals in the... More
by Anonymous, Apr 10, 2017
I didn’t know what to expect before starting research as part of the Victims Legal Assistance Network (VLAN), a pilot demonstration project funded by the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime to Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services.I knew that I would be observing an... More
by Anonymous, Mar 08, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Meredith Ritchie, Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer of Alliant Credit Union, will chair Illinois Legal Aid Online’s 7th Annual Fundraising Benefit, to be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at SPiN in downtown Chicago. This event... More
by Nicole Capretta, Mar 03, 2017
What do you get when you combine a client in need, a website, an attorney, a laptop, and a law student? An ultra-productive opportunity for service, networking, and learning!In October 2016, Illinois Legal Aid Online launched the Legal Answers’ website (IL.FreeLegalAnswers.org), aiming to incr... More
by Jackeline Granados, Mar 02, 2017
Illinoislegalaid.org/es has finally launched: yay!This is something that we have been working on since the launch of the English website in August 2016. You can read about the official launch in our recent press release (also available in Spanish). Some people may not understand why it has tak... More
by Anonymous, Dec 18, 2016
In our 2nd Undercover Volunteer spotlight, we’re going even deeper into the brain trust of our tech-support network to introduce you to Alessandra Swanson, Associate at Winston & Strawn LLP. Since August 2015, Alessandra has counseled ILAO on privacy- and data security-related issues and... More
by Anonymous, Dec 18, 2016
Join us in congratulating our first LiveHelp volunteer of the month, Oleksandr Tatarynstev! Not only has he exemplified what it means to be a LiveHelp Operator by assisting over 200 visitors to IllinoisLegalAid.org since June 2016, but in doing so, garnered the attention of our next Board Pres... More
by Teri Ross, Dec 14, 2017
Increasing Access to Legal Advice and Making Pro Bono Easy Today, Illinois Legal Aid Online launches a new service called Legal Answers. We at ILAO are both super excited and somewhat anxious about this launch. We are super excited because this is the first time ILAO will provide direct repres... More
by Andrew Sharp, Dec 18, 2016
Are you looking for an internship that will expose you to cutting edge technology, a large variety of areas of substantive law, and the access to justice movement? Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) is currently accepting applications for our fall legal internship program. Our law student intern... More