Volunteer Opportunities


CCLA Legal Advice Line


Catholic Charities Legal Assistance


721 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654



CCLA operates a dedicated telephone line and receives calls from clients facing legal issues. A volunteer attorney handling a phone call will gather information about the client and assess the client's problem. The attorney will provide basic advice and/or brief service. When necessary, the attorney will help place the case with CCLA's Pro Bono Network or direct the client to an appropriate legal aid organization.

CCLA provides a 6-hour training program 3-4 times per year and staff attorneys are present to supervise and support attorneys on the Advice Line.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact CCLA at CCLA@catholiccharities.net or 312-948-6821.

About the organization

The mission of Catholic Charities Legal Assistance (CCLA) is to provide access to compassionate and competent legal assistance to the economically disadvantaged in the Chicago area. 

Services provided: CCLA provides legal consulations over its Legal Advice Line an many areas of law. Direct representation is also offered in the areas of family law, consumer law, housing law and exungment and sealing of criminal records.  Also, it offers community and professional Legal Educational Seminars for referrals to other supportive social services and access to a Pro Bono Network.

Our services are free to low-income clients. Clients who do not qualify for free services may be charged a $25 or $35 fee.

Spanish speaking staff available.