Internships & Fellowships

 

Poverty Law Project Internship

Organization

Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services

Location

1 North Dearborn Street
10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Website

Description

The Legal Aid Society (LAS) is the legal advocacy arm of Metropolitan Family Services. Legal matters for Poverty Law Project interns cover foreclosure, landlord/tenant, and consumer law. LAS Interns receive a wide range of experience that includes client interviewing and counseling, negotiation, research, drafting pleadings, and court representation (if 711 licensed).
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Brian Gilbert at gilbertb@metrofamily.org

Funding information

  • We will accept applications from law students/grads who have funding.
  • We will accept applications from work study law students.
  • We will accept applications from law students seeking academic credit or participating in an externship through their law school.
  • We will accept applications from law students/grads who do not have funding.

About the organization

The Legal Aid Society (LAS) is the legal advocacy arm of Metropolitan Family Services. Each year LAS provides legal services to more than 8,000 low-income families in the Chicagoland area, addressing domestic violence, elder abuse, human trafficking, housing, and consumer issues.