OrganizationChicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
LocationCan 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.