Volunteers assist pro se litigants at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse by reviewing
documents, providing guidance on the discovery process, and assisting them through all
phases of litigation. Volunteers must have a law license and 3-5 years of federal court
experience. Experience in employment discrimination law is helpful, but not
required. Volunteers receive a half-day on-site training that consists of
observing one shift of appointments, followed by an opportunity for the LAF staff attorney to observe and provide feedback to the volunteer. Volunteers receive
ongoing mentoring and support from an experienced staff attorney.
For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Kate Shank at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-347-8335.
About the Organization
LAF (formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation) provides free civil legal services to individuals and families in Chicago and suburban Cook County who are unable to afford an attorney. Households with limited assets and income at or below 150% of the federal poverty line may qualify for free legal help.
We have higher income limits for homeowners at risk of foreclosure, seniors, veterans, people living with HIV-AIDS, and domestic violence survivors seeking protection from an abuser.