Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Chancery Advice Desk - Daley Center

Organization

Chicago Legal Clinic

Location

Richard J. Daley Center
50 W. Washington, Concourse Level-16
Chicago, IL 60602
United States

Website

Description

The Chancery Advice Desk assists pro se litigants with cases in the Circuit Court's Chancery Division - many of those cases are mortgage foreclosures. Volunteers provide brief advice, help pro se litigants understand the legal process, and assist with the preparation of documents such as petitions, responses and motions so that litigants can better present their cases in court. Volunteers make appropriate referrals when needed. Volunteers do not provide direct representation to individuals. Attorney volunteers must be licensed to practice in Illinois. Law student volunteers must have a 711 license. Training and supervision is provided at the Advice Desk by Chicago Legal Clinic attorneys. Applicants should send an email to Lucy Torres, Volunteer Coordinator at ltorres@clclaw.org. and attach a resume.

About the Organization

The Chicago Legal Clinic provides legal representation on a sliding scale based on household income to disadvantaged individuals from four offices in Chicago - Austin, Downtown, Pilsen and South Chicago.

The Chicago Legal Clinic also operates courthouse-based Advice Desks that provide free legal help.