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First Defense Legal Aid Volunteer Orientation


  • First Defense Legal Aid


Thursday, September 14, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm


601 South California Avenue
CHicago, IL 60612



When it comes to fighting Chicago's problems with police misconduct and false confessions, volunteering with FDLA lets you be a part of the solution! FDLA runs a 24 hour hotline that provides direct legal representation to individuals in Chicago Police custody and is home to a Street Law program that conducts workshops to educate Chicagoans on their rights. We are seeking volunteers to assist by taking shifts on the hotline and directly advocating for the rights of clients in police custody.

*Gain the unique experience of providing direct representation to clients in Chicago Police Custody.
*Help educate Chicagoans on their constitutional rights.
*Help ensure police accountability and put a stop to false confessions.
*FDLA has flexible hours and allows you to answer hotline calls from anywhere.
*No criminal law experience required.

*Eligible for a 711 license
*Access to reliable transportation

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