OrganizationChicago Volunteer Legal Services
LocationCan be done anywhere
Through a partnership between the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and the National Immigrant Justice Center, represent eligible noncitizens in bond hearings before the Immigration Court. Bond hearings are discrete opportunities for pro bono attorneys to present to the court evidence that an individual is neither a flight risk nor a danger to the community. Cases are screened to identify eligible individuals and training and support are provided to pro bono attorneys handling these matters.
About the organization
CVLS stands by you if you are being sued or facing foreclosure. We're here when you need a bankruptcy, a will or power of attorney. If you want to adopt, need a divorce or guardianship, have a landlord-tenant problem or want help with immigration, we can help. Our volunteer attorneys give you equal access to justice with understanding and dignity - all totally free and on an individual basis. CVLS accepts clients whose income is up to 175% of the Federal Poverty guideline. CVLS is an organization of over 2,300 volunteer attorneys who donate free legal services to thousands of low-income Chicagoans annually. Our services are free, accessible and real.