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Emergency Services Volunteer Opportunity

Emergency Services volunteers provide brief services for litigants filing civil Orders of Protection. Volunteers conduct interviews, complete pleadings, and draft affidavits. Volunteers also thoroughly explain the court process and may accompany litigants to court to provide support.

Volunteers do not provide representation and there is no ongoing case commitment. This opportunity is open to attorneys, students, and other legal professionals.

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic provides holistic legal services to survivors of domestic violence, from same-day emergency services to representation in family law, immigration and other matters related to our clients’ experience of domestic violence.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Completion of a 2.5-hour formal training and then one 4-hour shift per week (students) or month (attorneys and legal professionals).

Training and support

DVLC provides formal training and ongoing supervision and support for our volunteers.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Client interviewing, drafting pleadings

Skills and resources required

All volunteers are competent to assist in DVLC's Emergency Order of Protection Clinic after the training provided. Spanish language skills are helpful not necessary.

Location

Chicago, IL

Emergency Services Volunteer Opportunity

Emergency Services volunteers provide brief services for litigants filing civil Orders of Protection. Volunteers conduct interviews, complete pleadings, and draft affidavits. Volunteers also thoroughly explain the court process and may accompany litigants to court to provide support.

Volunteers do not provide representation and there is no ongoing case commitment. This opportunity is open to attorneys, students, and other legal professionals.

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic provides holistic legal services to survivors of domestic violence, from same-day emergency services to representation in family law, immigration and other matters related to our clients’ experience of domestic violence.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Completion of a 2.5-hour formal training and then one 4-hour shift per week (students) or month (attorneys and legal professionals).

Training and support

DVLC provides formal training and ongoing supervision and support for our volunteers.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Client interviewing, drafting pleadings

Skills and resources required

All volunteers are competent to assist in DVLC's Emergency Order of Protection Clinic after the training provided. Spanish language skills are helpful not necessary.

Location

Chicago, IL