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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.
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.
Spanish Translation of Pro Se Representation Manual  at Family Defense Center
The Family Defense Center seeks a volunteer to translate its “Manual for Self-Representation in DCFS Expungement Appeals” from English into Spanish. This project will be an invaluable resource for Spanish-speaking families.
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.
Live Help Operator [Posting Demo]  at Illinois Legal Aid Online
Provide Direct person to person help
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.
CVLS Neighborhood Legal Clinics  at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
Volunteer attorneys meet with clients one evening or weekend day every other month at one of CVLS' neighborhood clinics. They provide brief legal advice and may agree to handle cases that need representation. Guidance and mentoring provided.
Municipal Court Pro Bono Panel Training  at The Chicago Bar Foundation
Attorneys of all experience levels represent low-income plaintiffs or defendants in municipal court cases when a jury demand has been filed and the other side has an attorney. Volunteers handle all aspects of the cases. Great litigation experience.
Guardian ad litem for Minors  at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
Volunteer attorneys of all experience levels serve as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litems of minors in cases where CVLS is appointed to represent the best interests of children involved in contested or problematic minor guardianship cases.
CVLS Panel Program  at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
Volunteer attorneys of all experience levels handle all aspects of a case. Numerous practice areas are available. Some subject matter or litigation experience required for more complex cases. Great way to gain additional litigation experience.
Chancery Court Advice Desk  at Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc. - Downtown Office
Volunteers with some subject matter experience help pro se litigants understand the legal process and assist with the preparation of documents such as petitions, responses and motions to help litigants better present their cases in court.
Guardian ad litem for Disabled Adults  at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
Volunteer attorneys of all experience levels serve as a Guardian Ad Litem in Guardianship of Disabled Adult cases in Probate Court. They meet with and interview clients, conduct site visits, facilitate negotiations, draft reports, and advocate.
Representation in Chancery Court Access to Justice Program  at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
Volunteer attorneys with some subject matter or litigation experience represent low-income pro se defendants with meritorious claims or defenses in Chancery Court. Great opportunity for attorneys looking to gain additional litigation experience.
Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program  at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
Attorneys represent homeowners in the Cook County Foreclosure Mediation program and advocate for clients' desired outcomes in the negotiation and mediation processes only and do not file pleadings or attend court hearings. Training/support provided.
Transactional Legal Assistance  at The Law Project
Volunteer attorneys with subject matter expertise or who have supervision in the required subject matter area provide transactional legal assistance to nonprofits, low/mod income entrepreneurs and first-time low income home buyers.
Seminar Presenter - Small Business & Non-Profit Organizations  at The Law Project
Volunteer attorneys with experience in the subject matter conduct workshops on business and tax exempt organization legal issues. Great opportunity for attorneys who handle transactional matters. Can be completed in short, fixed time slots.
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.
Closing Assistance to First Time Homebuyers  at The Law Project
Volunteer attorneys with experience in the subject matter assist low-income first time homebuyer clients with all aspects of closing on their new home. Great opportunity for attorneys who handle transactional matters.
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.
Borderless Pro Bono Family Law Basics Informational Class  at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. - Wheaton Office
Make a difference in only two hours! Prairie State seeks volunteers to present a 2 hour legal education class on family law to a group of lower income unmarried parents.
Borderless Pro Bono Family Law Advice Program  at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. - Bloomington Office
Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, that is flexible, time limited, and can be done from the convenience of your home or office? Prairie State seeks volunteers to provide telephone advice to unmarried parents about family law issues.
Borderless Pro Bono Family Law Advice Program  at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. - Waukegan Office
Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, that is flexible, time limited, and can be done from the convenience of your home or office? Prairie State seeks volunteers to provide telephone advice to unmarried parents about family law issues.
Borderless Pro Bono Family Law Advice Program  at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. - Rock Island Office
Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, that is flexible, time limited, and can be done from the convenience of your home or office? Prairie State seeks volunteers to provide telephone advice to unmarried parents about family law issues.

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