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Race Judicata 2014 Volunteers  at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
Volunteers are needed to help CVLS run it's 20th Annual Race Judicata fundraising event. 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 Northwestern Chicago.
Street Law Public Education Volunteer  at First Defense Legal Aid
Help prepare for and give presentations to Chicagoans about their Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights to avoid false confessions, wrongful convictions, and other civil rights violations. Can be completed in short, fixed time slots.
Micah Legal Aid Clinic - Spanish Interpreters  at Micah Legal Aid
Volunteer Spanish interpreters are needed to join the Micah Legal Aid Clinic in assisting clients in need in the Logan Square community and surrounding neighborhoods. Volunteers help provide free legal advice and referrals to low-income residents.
Social Security Disability Benefits Application Project (St. Charles)  at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. - St. Charles Office
Prairie State seeks attorney and non-attorney volunteers to meet with clients, discuss their cases, assess eligibility for and assist with applications for Social Security disability (SSI/SSDI) benefits.
Volunteer Mediator  at Center for Conflict Resolution
Volunteer mediators who complete CCR's three-month volunteer training provide free mediation services to low-income persons in Cook County in various locations and in various practice areas.
SNAP Pro Bono Project  at LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation)
Volunteers help clients obtain the SNAP (food stamp) benefits to which they are entitled when clients are improperly denied benefits, do not receive the correct amount of benefits, or have their benefits reduced/terminated.
Transcriber  at Illinois Legal Aid Online
Transcribe video webcasts to provide legal information to deaf and hearing impaired low-income Illinois residents.
Volunteer Navigator at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse  at LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation)
Volunteers provide legal information, assistance and referrals to pro se litigants at the Self-Help Center in the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.
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.
Preparation of Income Tax Returns  at Center for Economic Progress - Tax Clinic
Volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals and non-lawyers with basic legal or tax knowledge prepare prior year and amended income tax returns for low-income families.
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.
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.
Potential New Client Pre-Intake Screeners  at Center for Disability and Elder Law
The Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL) is looking for law students, paralegals or other non-licensed professionals to conduct screenings of potential new clients.
Pro Se Adult Guardianship Help Desk  at Center for Disability and Elder Law
Attorneys, law students and paralegals of all experience levels help pro se litigants fill out court forms and provide pro se litigants with information regarding courtroom procedure and referrals, when appropriate, in Room 1202 of the Daley Center.
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.
Low Income Tax Clinic (Wheaton)  at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. - Wheaton Office
Prairie State's Low Income Tax Clinic seeks attorney and accountant volunteers to assist clients with IRS tax controversies.
Representing a Family or Youth Experiencing Homelessness  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.
Youth Futures Mobile Legal Clinic  at Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Law Project
Volunteer attorneys, law students and paralegals assist in providing advice to and advocating for homeless youth on a variety of legal issues such as securing public benefits including medicaid (now available for young adults over 18).
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 Mondays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Bridgeview Law Library located at 10220 S 76th Ave # 221, Bridgeview, IL 60455.
Client Representation in a Variety of Matters  at Center for Disability and Elder Law
Attorneys with subject matter experience handle all aspects of a variety of civil litigation and transactional matters affecting low-income seniors and individuals with special needs.
Custody Domestic Violence  at Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois
Seeking legal representation for 27 year old African American woman in East St. Louis who is a domestic violence victim. Client is seeking custody of her child and in process of divorce.
Intake Attorney  at Administer Justice
Attorneys of all experience levels and law students with 7-11 licenses meet with and interview clients to determine their legal needs and to assess what potential referrals could be made.
Representation in Litigation and Non-Litigation Matters  at Administer Justice
Attorneys of all experience levels are needed to represent clients pro bono in a variety of areas of law. Both litigation and non-litigation opportunities exist. Training and mentoring are available if needed.
Fall and Spring Internships in Poverty Law, Anti-Trafficking, and Domestic Violence  at Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
Law students and volunteer attorneys are needed for school year and summer internships at LAS, involving domestic violence victims and family law issues, human trafficking, and various other poverty law legal issues such as evictions and foreclosure.

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