News Tag: Pro Bono|Volunteer

September 21, 2017

Fighting Hate Crime in Illinois

Learn how you can represent victims of hate crimes on a pro bono basis at Fighting Hate Crime in Illinois: An Overview of Criminal and Civil Remedies and Protections, presented by the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law at Kirkland & Ellis on October 18 from 3-5 pm. Two hours of CLE credit will be available.


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August 29, 2017

Mediate the CCR Way: The Essentials of the CCR Model

Have you ever wondered if mediation is for you but didn’t have the resources to commit to a standard 40-hour training program? Attend the Center for Conflict Resolution’s one day training on November 4th to learn the basics, how to become a CCR volunteer, and earn six CLE credits.


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June 16, 2017

CARPLS Hotline

Interested in non-litigation pro bono work with flexible day and evening training/volunteer options? CARPLS, the Cook County legal aid hotline, offers the majority of its training online, and the next in-person portion will be offered on July 12 at 10am, 2pm, or 5:30pm. No experience is required and attendees will receive CLE credit.

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May 22, 2017

Second Chance Expungement Summit

Interested in helping someone get a fresh start? The Cook County Second Chance Expungement Summit will be held on Saturday, June 10. Volunteer attorneys are needed to review the criminal records of attendees, determine whether they qualify for adult expungement or sealing, and assist with the filing of court forms. A required training session for volunteer attorneys will be held on May 31, from 3pm-6pm at 69 W. Washington.

Training is provided by Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic and the Cook County Public Defender’s Office. Attorneys may earn up to 2.5 General MCLE credits.

The Second Chance Expungement Summit will be held on Saturday, June 10 at Unity Junior High School, 2115 S. 54th Avenue in Cicero. Learn more/Register

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April 20, 2017

Help Plan Minor Guardianships

Looking for a way to help immigrant families? On Saturday, May 6th from 11-3pm at the Mexican Consulate you can get trained and immediately provide assistance that day for families looking to plan for minor guardianships in the event of deportation. Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) will provide the training, no prior experience is necessary, and Spanish-language interpreters can be provided if needed. Learn more or sign up.

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December 15, 2016

National Immigrant Justice Center

Looking to provide critical pro bono representation for asylum-seekers in the new year? National Immigrant Justice Center is holding a training on February 2nd from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Greenberg Traurig (77 W. Wacker). CLE credit will be available.

To sign up, RSVP to

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July 13, 2016

Pro Bono Network

Do you live in Oak Park, Lincoln Park, or Hinsdale?  Attend one of Pro Bono Network‘s upcoming open houses to learn more about how you can connect with like-minded attorneys in your area to provide pro bono services through this innovative organization in partnership with other pro bono and legal aid organizations.

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March 18, 2016

Eviction Program Helps Both Landlords and Tenants

Not every landlord is in the rental business. For small landlords, renting out a portion of their home often generates a primary source of income. Losing that rent could mean falling behind on a mortgage.

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services is the only local legal aid organization that represents landlords as well as tenants. They are hosting a three-part training on housing law, beginning with Eviction Basics on April 13, Eviction Practice on May 11, and Issues in Subsidized Housing on June 8.

For more information, visit their posting here.

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February 19, 2016

Answering the Call for CARPLS

Answer the call and help low-income families in Cook County with an immediate response to their every-day legal problems! CARPLS, an innovative legal aid service, is looking for hotline volunteers to provide advice, brief services, and referrals.

CARPLS’ next three-part hotline training begins Wednesday, March 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. (17 N. State St.). The first meeting involves substantive law training in landlord/tenant, domestic relations, and consumer debt.No experience is required and attendees will receive MCLE credit as well as dinner!

Please contact Leslie Wallin to register for this training or with any questions.

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January 24, 2016

Senior Center Initiative

Help seniors prepare powers of attorney and living wills in a convenient workshop setting through the Senior Center Initiative, the signature program of the Center for Disability and Elder Law. These documents are a powerful tool in preventing potential abuse and financial exploitation, and give seniors a peace of mind.

Learn how you can help at an upcoming training (1.5 CLE) on February 9th from 4:30-6 pm at 79 W. Monroe. After the training, CDEL has several upcoming volunteer opportunities in February for you to provide these services to seniors.

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