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The Will County Legal Assistance Program, Inc.

We are a private not-for-profit which provides free civil legal assistance to low income and senior citizen residents of Will County, Illinois. We have four full-time staff attorneys and also have a pro bono project with approximately 120 active volunteer attorneys. We do provide domestic violence training for attorneys, police, and social workers. PLEASE NOTE that in order to qualify for pro bono services, clients must first meet ALL the income and other qualifications.

  • County of Volunteer Opportunity: Will
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Taxes, Civil protection orders: Initial proceeding, Civil protection orders: Contempt/Enforcement, Elder abuse, Jurisdictional issues, Military law, Technology, Appellate proceedure; interstate custody issues
  • Populations Served: Children, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, HIV, Low Income, Women, Working poor and unemployed, Homeless, Limited English Proficient
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Russian, Signers for the deaf, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / supervision comments: D.O.E.; Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client intake and screening, Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Litigation: Appellate, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Litigation: Support (e.g., discovery), Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Prepare legal education materials, Legal Research, Translate legal documents
  • Long distance opportunities: Conduct Research, Draft or Translate Legal Documents, Mentor Volunteer Lawyers
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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