Volunteer Opportunities


Client Representation in a Variety of Matters


Center for Disability and Elder Law


Can be done anywhere



Attorneys with experience in the subject matter handle a variety of civil matters affecting low-income seniors and individuals with special needs.

CDEL staff attorneys provide volunteers with basic support but CDEL relies heavily on volunteers with experience in the subject matter.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Thomas Wendt at twendt@cdelaw.org or 312-376-1880.

About the organization

The Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL) provides high-quality, pro bono legal assistance to persons marginalized by poverty, age and/or disability.

CDEL’s organizational structure consists of a modest in-house staff which supports a network of hundreds of volunteer attorneys and paralegals. CDEL volunteers provide legal representation in a wide range of civil practice areas including: guardianship, simple estate planning, landlord/tenant, consumer fraud, civil rights, elder abuse and real estate. CDEL has also developed a number of limited engagement opportunities for those volunteers that are unable to handle cases that require long-term client commitments.