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Walk a Month in My Shoes: An Experience for Pro Bono Attorneys and Others Who Work with Low-Income Clients

Thursday October 25

  • By: The Chicago Bar Foundation, The Chicago Bar Association
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Central Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    St. Peter's Church (Basement)
    110 West Madison
    Chicago, IL
  • Contact:
    Kelly Tautges
    The Chicago Bar Foundation
  • Website:

This 3-hour interactive training program is designed to help the legal community better understand the hardships faced by their low-income clients. As lawyers, we are trained to evaluate and address legal issues, but being an effective advocate requires us to understand our clients' circumstances beyond the legal issues. In this thought-provoking workshop for the Chicago legal community, each attendee will be assigned a life circumstance and try to make it through a simulated month, dealing with issues of transportation, child-care and unexpected events. This workshop offers the chance to better understand how to work effectively with low-income clients, and to consider critically the ways in which we deliver services. Led by Tiela Chalmers, a nationally recognized expert on access to justice issues, this training qualifies for 2.25 hours of ethics credit. If you have questions about this program, email Kelly Tautges.

Tiela Chalmers, Tiela Chalmers Consulting

  • CLE Credit Comments: 2.25 IL PR credits (subject to approval)

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