With a significant increase in court filings expected in the aftermath of the pandemic, access to reliable, accurate information about the court system for people in need will be more important than ever. Fortunately, the Illinois JusticeCorps program continues to be an important point of access to court information for people without lawyers. The CBF continues to be a lead partner for JusticeCorps in Cook County, where the program works hand in hand with legal aid and other court programs helping people without lawyers. This AmeriCorps service program recruits, trains, and supervises recent college graduates and current college students to provide legal information, procedural guidance, and resource referrals to self-represented litigants.
JusticeCorps is currently looking for applicants for full-time fellowship positions for the upcoming program year, August 2021 through August 2022. Fellows receive a living stipend and other benefits typical of full-time employment as well as an education award upon successful completion of the program. Applications will be accepted and offers will be made on a rolling basis from now until May 31, 2021.
For questions or to apply, please contact Cortney Redman at email@example.com or (312) 914-9521.