Pro Bono Opportunity Guide

Expungement and Sealing Help Desk (Skokie)

Volunteer attorneys staff the Expungement and Sealing Help Desk at the Second Municipal District Courthouse for the Circuit Court of Cook County (Skokie Courthouse) with oversight and supervision by a staff attorney. Volunteers provide advice and referral, complete indigency petitions, assistance with police access and review, and occasionally, represent clients at motions and hearings. The desk is generally open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am–12:00 pm.

The Moran Center provides low-income Evanston youths and their families with integrated legal and social work services to improve their quality of life at home, at school, and within the Evanston community.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Approximately 2–5 hours per week.

Training and support

On-the-job training is provided for new volunteers. Staff attorneys are available for ongoing technical assistance and support.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Client counseling, client/witness interviewing

Skills and resources required

Subject matter expertise preferred

Location

Skokie, IL

Expungement and Sealing Help Desk (Skokie)

Volunteer attorneys staff the Expungement and Sealing Help Desk at the Second Municipal District Courthouse for the Circuit Court of Cook County (Skokie Courthouse) with oversight and supervision by a staff attorney. Volunteers provide advice and referral, complete indigency petitions, assistance with police access and review, and occasionally, represent clients at motions and hearings. The desk is generally open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am–12:00 pm.

The Moran Center provides low-income Evanston youths and their families with integrated legal and social work services to improve their quality of life at home, at school, and within the Evanston community.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Approximately 2–5 hours per week.

Training and support

On-the-job training is provided for new volunteers. Staff attorneys are available for ongoing technical assistance and support.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Client counseling, client/witness interviewing

Skills and resources required

Subject matter expertise preferred

Location

Skokie, IL