News Tag: Legal Aid Organizations|Pro Bono|Volunteer


July 21, 2017

Pro Bono Opportunities with CVLS

Interested in doing pro bono work and want the opportunity to explore different types of cases and time commitments? Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) is having a new volunteer orientation on Thursday, August 24th at 12:15pm at their offices (33 N. Dearborn St., #400) where you can sit down with a CVLS staff attorney as they take you through the ins and outs of being a CVLS pro bono attorney.

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August 15, 2016

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Interested in doing pro bono work and want the opportunity to explore different types of cases and time commitments? Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) is having a new volunteer orientation on Thursday, October 13th at 12:15 pm at their offices (33 N. Dearborn St., #400) where you can sit down with a CVLS staff attorney as they take you through the ins and outs of being a CVLS pro bono attorney.

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June 23, 2015

Eviction Defense Project

Looking for a summer pro bono project? Represent pro se tenants in eviction court through the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing Eviction Defense Project. LCBH will be hosting a training for this project on Wednesday, July 22 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the LCBH Office, 33 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 900.

This hour-long training will cover the basics of landlord-tenant law and eviction defense practice in Chicago. Attendees will learn about the various state and local laws governing landlord-tenant relationships and the ins and outs of the eviction courtroom. Attorneys of all experience levels are welcome and CLE will be provided.  Attendees are invited to bring their lunch. Contact Samira Nazem at snazem@lcbh.org with questions and to register.

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May 20, 2015

GAL for Minors Impact of Court Involvement on Children and Families

Learn more about the impact of court involvement on children and families at the upcoming Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) program on Wednesday, June 10 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. (online or at CVLS offices on 33 N. Dearborn). Presenters will include masters and doctoral students from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Sign up or learn more…

Attorneys who leave the program inspired to take action can participate in CVLS’s pro bono program for Guardian Ad Litem for Minors in probate court.

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April 22, 2015

Wills for Heroes

Give back to the brave citizens who keep us safe everyday here in Chicago our first responders by volunteering at a CBA Young Lawyers Section Wills for Heroes  event.  Volunteers are needed on Saturday, May 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Chicago Police Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

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March 24, 2015

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

You can provide quality legal counsel to survivors of sexual assault and ensure that survivors are not further victimized when they attempt to engage in the criminal justice system’s efforts against rapists. Join CAASE for a training on Monday, March 30th from 12:00 to 2:00 to learn about providing legal representation and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault. Learn more or email Rachel Johnson to register for the training, or find out about other volunteer opportunities at CAASE.

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August 4, 2014

Cabrini Green Legal Aid Intake Training

Would you like to help low-income clients with criminal defense, housing, family and criminal records (healthcare waiver, certificate of good conduct, and certificate of eligibility for sealing) cases? Cabrini Green Legal Aid provides both criminal and civil legal services integrated with social work support to individuals facing barriers stemming from an encounter with the criminal justice system. Volunteers are needed to conduct intake with potential clients on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings, with a corresponding mandatory intake meeting on Thursday afternoons, lasting 1.5 hours.

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