Volunteer Opportunities


Seminar Presenter


Catholic Charities Legal Assistance


Can be done anywhere



CCLA provides informational and educational seminars on topics of interest and concern to our clients at Catholic Charities locations. The 1-hour seminars are geared toward the lay person and deliver basic information. Volunteer attorneys with experience in the subject matter prepare and present such seminars.

The organization does not conduct regular trainings and relies heavily on volunteers with experience in the subject matter.

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.