Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Chancery Division Advice Desk - Daley Center

Organization

Chicago Legal Clinic

Location

Richard J. Daley Center
50 W. Washington, Concourse Level-16
Chicago, IL 60602
United States

Website

Description

The Chancery Division Advice Desk (Desk) helps pro se litigants who have cases in the Chancery Division - many of those cases are mortgage foreclosures. Volunteers provide brief advice and assist with the preparation of petitions, responses, motions, etc.; volunteers do not provide representation to litigants. Attorney volunteers must be licensed to practice in Illinois. Law student volunteers must have a 711-license. Training and supervision is provided at the Desk by Chicago Legal Clinic attorneys. Applicants should email a brief cover letter and resume to Lucy Torres, Volunteer Coordinator, at ltorres@clclaw.org.

About the Organization

The Chicago Legal Clinic provides legal representation on a sliding scale based on household income to disadvantaged individuals from four offices in Chicago - Austin, Downtown, Pilsen and South Chicago.

The Chicago Legal Clinic also operates courthouse-based Advice Desks that provide free legal help.