Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Spanish Speaking Attorney for Guardianships and Divorces (Waukegan)

Organization

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

Location

Can be done anywhere

Website

Description

Prairie State Legal Services seeks Spanish speaking pro bono attorneys in Lake County to represent low income Spanish speakers in uncontested minor guardianship cases and in divorces for Spanish speakers who are victims of domestic violence. Clients are screened for income and merit by Prairie State Legal Services. Mentors and training materials are available to volunteers.

About the Organization

Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low income persons and those over 60 who have serious civil legal problems like domestic abuse, eviction, foreclosure and public benefits and need legal help to solve them.

We have 11 offices covering 36 counties in northern and central Illinois. Our Administrative Office is located in Rockford, IL.The mission of Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is to ensure equal access to justice and fair treatment under the law by providing legal advice and representation, advocacy, education, and outreach that serve to protect basic human needs and enforce or uphold rights.