Volunteer Opportunities


Short-Term Mediation/Settlement Assistance in Federal Court or EEOC


Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law


Can be done anywhere



The Lawyer's Committee's Employment Opportunity Project seeks to eliminate discrimination in all terms of employment, including hiring, pay, harassment, promotion, and discharge through a variety of avenues, one of which is this volunteer opportunity. Volunteer attorneys represent employees in short-term federal court and EEOC mediations of employment discrimination claims. Representation is limited to a settlement conference and resulting settlement discussions. The pro bono attorney does not conduct any discovery, file any pleadings, or otherwise represent the pro se plaintiff beyond settlement efforts.

In-person trainings are offered 1-2 times per year but are not required.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact J. Cunyon Gordon at cgordon@clccrul.org or 312-630-9744.

About the organization

The Chicago Lawyers' Committee works to protect the civil rights of poor, minority and disadvantaged people. Our work is in the area of education, employment opportunity, fair housing, hate crimes and community economic development.

The Lawyers' Committee also runs a pro bono program to represent students in  expulsion hearings. Please contact us to do an intake interview if you have a student in that situation.