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Citizenship Team Volunteer  at The Immigration Project, Inc.
Nonlawyer Citizenship Team volunteers interview clients seeking naturalization, organize and enter information into the data management software and oversee the case progress with supervision from program staff.
SNAP Pro Bono Project  at LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation)
Volunteers help clients obtain the proper amount of SNAP (food stamp) benefits when they have been improperly denied benefits, do not receive the correct amount of benefits, or have their benefits reduced or terminated.
Race Judicata® 2015 Volunteers  at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
Volunteers are needed to help CVLS run this year's Race Judicata®. Volunteers can help out with gear check, serve as course marshals or traffic controllers, or help out at water stations.
Citizenship Workshop: Attorney, Law Student, Paralegal & Non-Lawyer Opportunities  at Erie Neighborhood House
Volunteer attorneys, law students, and non-attorneys of all experience levels conduct legal assessments and assist immigrants with citizenship applications at monthly Naturalization workshops located throughout Chicago.
Transcriber  at Illinois Legal Aid Online
Transcribe video webcasts to provide legal information to deaf and hearing impaired low-income Illinois residents.
Intake Position for Parentage and Child Support Advice Desk  at Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc. -Parentage and Child Support Pro Se Advice Desk
Volunteer undergraduates, paralegals, and/or non-lawyers of all experience levels conduct Intake at the Parentage and Child Support Pro Se Advice Desk located at the Daley Center. Fluency in Spanish is preferable.
Legal Content Editor/Contributor  at Illinois Legal Aid Online
Volunteer attorneys and paralegals draft and edit legal articles and resources for ILAO's public websites. Attorneys in all areas of law are needed.
Municipal Pro Bono Program  at Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc. - Downtown Office
Volunteer attorneys or 711-eligible Law Students handle all aspects of municipal court cases with oversight of the supervising attorney from Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc..
Legal Content Editor/Contributor  at Illinois Legal Aid Online
Volunteer attorneys and paralegals draft and edit legal articles and resources for ILAO's public websites. Attorneys in all areas of law are needed.
LAF Volunteer Nursing Home Ombudsman  at LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation)
Visit long-term care facilities that serve the elderly, developmentally disabled and people with mental illnesses to investigate and resolve complaints of financial, physical and psychological abuse. Educate nursing home residents about their rights.
LAF Young Professionals Board  at LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation)
Join the LAF Young Professionals Board today, and broaden your professional network while also raising money and visibility for Cook County's most comprehensive provider of free legal services.
Representing a Family or Youth Experiencing Homelessness in an Education Case  at Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Law Project
Provide direct legal representation to families and unaccompanied youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Provide legal advice and advocate with Chicago and suburban school districts to secure prompt access to full educational services.
LiveHelp Operator  at Illinois Legal Aid Online
Provide direct person-to-person online help so that people with legal questions can obtain the answers they need to achieve more positive results to their legal problems.
Education Pro Bono Project Attorney  at LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation)
For almost 50 years, LAF (formerly Legal Assistance Foundation) has provided free civil legal assistance to people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago. Each year LAF’s more than 70 full-time attorneys, volunteers, and staff help resolve legal problems, including domestic violence, consumer fraud, and unfair evictions. In addition to representing individuals in court and administrative hearings, we run community legal clinics, provide know-your-rights workshops, and work with community-based organizations to address emerging issues as well as persistent and chronic problems that affect low-income families. Our work impacts more than 40,000 people each year.
AmeriCorps VISTA Seniors Outreach Coordinator  at LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation)
Volunteer Assignment Announcement AmeriCorps VISTA Seniors Outreach Coordinator For over 40 years, LAF (formerly Legal Assistance Foundation) has provided free civil legal assistance to people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago. Each year L7
Education Law Pro Bono Project  at LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation)
Volunteer attorneys represent students in special education (e.g., seeking or modifying services, school placement) and school discipline matters.
Collection Defense Advice Desk  at Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc. - South Chicago Office
We are looking for volunteer attorneys to staff our Collection Defense Advice Desk on Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Markham Courthouse located at 16501 Kedzie Avenue, Markham, IL 60428.
Volunteer Attorney for Virtual Legal Advice Desk  at Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc. - South Chicago Office
Volunteer Attorneys may work from anywhere for the three-hour commitment on Tuesday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Volunteers interview and advise pro se individuals seeking legal advice.
After Hours Legal Advice Desk  at Catholic Charities Legal Assistance
Volunteer attorneys and law students of all experience levels staff legal-advice desks to meet clients, provide basic legal advice, distribute self-help materials and make appropriate referrals when needed.
Pro Bono Network Volunteer Attorney  at Catholic Charities Legal Assistance
Volunteer attorneys with some subject matter experience accept cases in their area of legal specialty and provide full legal representation.
Legal Advice Line  at Catholic Charities Legal Assistance
Volunteers of all experience levels provide brief legal advice over the phone and other brief legal services, including reviewing court forms or other legal documents, to low-income individuals. Can be completed in short fixed time slots.
Seminar Presenter  at Catholic Charities Legal Assistance
Volunteer attorneys with subject matter experience in a particular area provide informational and educational seminars on topics of interest and concern to clients at various Catholic Charities locations. Can be completed in short/fixed time slots.
Mentor New Attorneys in their Pro Bono Work  at Catholic Charities Legal Assistance
Volunteer attorneys act as mentors to newer attorneys handling pro bono cases. Attorneys can choose in which practice areas they would like to mentor.
Chicago Police Custody Hotline Legal Representation  at First Defense Legal Aid
Provide legal representation to those held in custody by the Chicago Police Department. Meet with the client at the station, gather information regarding arrest and detainment, and ensure that the client's rights to silence and counsel are respected
Nightline - Evening Advice and Referral Hotline  at CARPLS
Volunteers staff the hotline from 5:30pm -8:00pm Monday and Wednesday nights, providing brief advice to clients in the areas of landlord/tenant, consumer debt and domestic relations law. Volunteers commit to 36 hours over one year.

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