Volunteer Opportunities

 

Representation in Legal Proceedings in Central Illinois

Organization

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

Location

Can be done anywhere

Website

Description

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation's Northern Regional Office has pro bono opportunities in all of its counties: Cass, Christian, Logan, Macon, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott, and Shelby.

Volunteers provide civil legal assistance to low-income persons and senior citizens facing issues regarding guardianship & estates; provide civil legal assistance to low-income persons and senior citizens facing issues regarding guardianship & estates, Medicaid, consumer law, family law, public benefits, and housing; provide callers with general information on how to use the legal system offer free legal advice and self-help materials and refer qualified low-income callers to Land of Lincoln regional offices for extended legal services.

We have a particular need for pro bono volunteers who are interested in family law cases, foreclosure defense and especially bankruptcy cases. We also serve many seniors, so attorneys who would like to volunteer to help with wills, advance di

About the organization

Organized in 1972, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to pursue civil justice for low-income persons through representation and education.

LOLLAF provides free legal services to low-income persons in 65 counties in central and southern Illinois through five regional offices, three satellite offices, and a centralized telephone intake, advice and referral center.

Our goals are:


• to promote economic security, adequate shelter and health care;

• to alleviate domestic violence and improve family stability; and

• to advance the interests of vulnerable populations.