The DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service

We are a civil legal assistance program that provides staff and pro bono attorneys who are members of the DuPage County Bar Association to help with legal problems in the area of family law, domestic violence, bankruptcy, adoption, guardianship, and other cases of merit.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Du Page
  • Area of law: Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Immigration & Naturalization, Civil protection orders: Contempt/Enforcement, Elder abuse
  • Populations Served: Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Arabic, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Spanish, Urdu
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: It depends on whether they would be handling a court case (yes) or reviewing discovery (not much training - just a brief explanation).
  • 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: Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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