Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Representation in Guardianship Proceedings

Organization

Legal Council for Health Justice (formerly AIDS Legal Council of Chicago)

Location

Can be done anywhere

Website

Description

Volunteer attorneys with subject matter experience represent minor children who require guardianships and for families of children with disabilities who are transitioning into adulthood and require guardians due to lack of capacity,

LCHJ does not conduct regular training programs and relies heavily on volunteers with experience in the subject matter. We can provide back-up support in immigration and Social Security matters and basic support in all other areas.

About the Organization

The Legal Council for Health Justice (formerly AIDS Legal Council of Chicago) serves economically disadvantaged people in Cook County who: (1) are HIV+, living with AIDS, or perceived as such; (2) have HIV/AIDS-related legal claims; and (3) have annual household income under 300% FPL.** We offer counseling and direct services related to the following issues, when those issues are related to HIV status:

  • public benefits
  • Medicaid, Medicare 
  • employment discrimination
  • immigration
  • returning to work
  • confidentiality/testing violations
  • health care provider discrimination
  • health, life, long-term disability insurance
  • guardianship, standby guardianship, adoption
  • housing discrimination
  • bankruptcy, debtor-creditor issues
  • wills/powers of attorney

** Income limits are flexible. We may represent individuals with higher incomes if they are unlikely to afford private counsel. There are no income limits for people with HIV whom we can advise with a brief telephone consultation.