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Advice and Referral Hotline

Volunteer attorneys answer calls on the legal hotline located in the CARPLS offices. Volunteers counsel clients, prepare documents, and make referrals to network organizations in the areas of landlord/tenant, consumer debt, and domestic relations law.

Daily shifts: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Evening shifts: Monday or Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Why work with CARPLS?

CARPLS’ legal aid hotline and court-based advice desks give clients direct access to experienced attorneys who are trained to quickly assess and respond to a wide range of civil legal problems by providing information, advice, brief services, and referrals.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

36-hour volunteer commitment requested after training.

Training and support

CARPLS provides extensive training and support to volunteers in the form of online course work and hands-on training. CARPLS supervisors support volunteers during volunteer shifts and are always available to answer questions. Trainings are offered 10 times each year.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Client counseling and interviewing, subject matter experience

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided.

Location

Chicago, IL

Advice and Referral Hotline

Volunteer attorneys answer calls on the legal hotline located in the CARPLS offices. Volunteers counsel clients, prepare documents, and make referrals to network organizations in the areas of landlord/tenant, consumer debt, and domestic relations law.

Daily shifts: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Evening shifts: Monday or Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Why work with CARPLS?

CARPLS’ legal aid hotline and court-based advice desks give clients direct access to experienced attorneys who are trained to quickly assess and respond to a wide range of civil legal problems by providing information, advice, brief services, and referrals.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

36-hour volunteer commitment requested after training.

Training and support

CARPLS provides extensive training and support to volunteers in the form of online course work and hands-on training. CARPLS supervisors support volunteers during volunteer shifts and are always available to answer questions. Trainings are offered 10 times each year.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Client counseling and interviewing, subject matter experience

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided.

Location

Chicago, IL