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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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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).
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 a Special Education Matter  at AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
Attorneys with subject matter experience provide legal representation on special education issues for parents of students with disabilities in school meetings, mediation, expulsion hearings, and due process administrative hearings.
Attorneys needed to draft QDROs in divorce cases  at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. - Administrative Office
Prairie State seeks volunteer attorneys to draft QDROs and QILDROs in dissolution of marriage cases throughout its 36 county service area.
SSI Overpayment Project  at LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation)
Volunteer attorneys with the SSI Overpayment Project help low-income disabled individuals who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) appeal overpayment notices that threaten to reduce or stop their only source of income.
LAF's Education Pro Bono Project  at LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation)
LAF’s Education Law Pro Bono Project utilizes volunteer attorneys to represent students in special education matters (e.g. seeking services, modifying services, school placement) and school discipline matters (e.g. expulsion).
Evenings at CGLA - Assist Clients with Criminal Records  at Cabrini Green Legal Aid
Volunteer attorneys and law students provide legal services related to criminal records in the evenings.
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.

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