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Client Interviewing

Volunteer attorneys conduct client interviews via telephone and provide people with disabilities with legal advice or information about their legal rights.

Why work with Equip for Equality?

Equip for Equality advances the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. EFE is a statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and education, policy and legislative advocacy, abuse investigations and oversight.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

4 hour shifts

Training and support

Volunteers receive individualized training as needed and ongoing support. A licensed staff attorney will provide volunteers with direction and will address any questions or concerns that arise. Shadowing opportunities, for volunteers wishing to observe the process, are available as well.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Client counseling and interviewing

Skills and resources required

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

Location

Chicago, IL

Client Interviewing

Volunteer attorneys conduct client interviews via telephone and provide people with disabilities with legal advice or information about their legal rights.

Why work with Equip for Equality?

Equip for Equality advances the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. EFE is a statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and education, policy and legislative advocacy, abuse investigations and oversight.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

4 hour shifts

Training and support

Volunteers receive individualized training as needed and ongoing support. A licensed staff attorney will provide volunteers with direction and will address any questions or concerns that arise. Shadowing opportunities, for volunteers wishing to observe the process, are available as well.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Client counseling and interviewing

Skills and resources required

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

Location

Chicago, IL