LAF is launching a new project to help seniors prepare for the future by assisting with Advance Directives-- Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Property and Living Wills. While the senior population grows, local legal resources dedicated to providing these services remains inadequate. The ADAPT Pro Bono Project will offer a ‘legal checkup’ for advance directives for every low-income senior who contacts LAF for assistance on any legal matter.
Along with the Center for Disability and Elder Law, we will train and support you to provide these services. This is a terrific opportunity to provide a valuable service to some of LAF’s most vulnerable clients. Volunteers must have an active law license and are asked to commit to volunteering on site at LAF’s office for at least 10 hours per month.
It is perfect for an attorney who is partially or fully retired, or has a flexible schedule. No prior experience is required.
About the Organization
LAF (formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation) provides free civil legal services to individuals and families in Chicago and suburban Cook County who are unable to afford an attorney. Households with limited assets and income at or below 150% of the federal poverty line may qualify for free legal help.
We have higher income limits for homeowners at risk of foreclosure, seniors, veterans, people living with HIV-AIDS, and domestic violence survivors seeking protection from an abuser.