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Fair Housing Tester (Stipend and Travel Reimbursement)  at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. - Waukegan Office
Our Fair Housing Project is recruiting testers to help us identify possible housing discrimination.
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.
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.
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 and Immigration Program Volunteer  at Erie Neighborhood House
Are you interested in learning more about Immigrant Legal Services and volunteering with a reputable non-profit organization? Volunteer with Erie Neighborhood House's Citizenship and Immigration Program and expand your knowledge on immigration.
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.
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).
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.
Citizenship Class Assistant  at Erie Neighborhood House
Want to help potential citizens prepare for their citizenship exam? Then volunteer as a Citizenship Class Assistant! Must be bilingual (English and Spanish).
Representation in Defensive Asylum Cases  at National Immigrant Justice Center
Volunteer attorneys represent defensive asylum applicants at their Master Calendar Hearings and their Merits Hearings.
Represent Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence and other Crimes  at National Immigrant Justice Center
Volunteer attorneys of all experience levels meet with clients and prepare VAWA self-petitions or U Visa applications for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other serious crimes.
Expungement and Sealing Help Desk  at James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
Volunteer attorneys with some experience in criminal law provide brief advice and assistance to the public at the Expungement and Sealing Help Desk at the Second Municipal District Courthouse for the Circuit Court of Cook County (Skokie Courthouse).
Representation of a Juvenile in a Criminal Defense Case  at Lawndale Christian Legal Center
Volunteer attorneys with subject matter experience co-counsel with LCLC attorneys or represent a client on their own in either juvenile court or adult criminal court.
The Law Project Intern  at The Law Project
Interns with The Law Project gain experience on legal issues surrounding community development by actively engaging in legal work benefiting low-income and developing communities.
Short Term Mediation/Settlement Assistance in Federal Court or EEOC  at Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Volunteer attorneys with some mediation experience or expertise within their firm provide support and represent employees in settlement conferences in short-term federal court and EEOC mediations of employment discrimination claims.
Legal Content Volunteer  at Illinois Legal Aid Online
Volunteer attorneys draft and edit legal articles and resources for ILAO's public websites. Attorneys in all areas of law are needed.
Pro Bono Representation of Survivors of Sexual Assault  at Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)
Volunteer attorneys handle all aspects of individual cases. Depending on case, attorneys will represent clients as victim's attorneys in criminal justice system or through litigation in civil court. Training and support provided by CAASE.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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