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Foreclosure Advice Desk

Volunteer attorneys help pro se litigants understand the legal process and assist with the preparation of documents such as petitions, responses, and motions so that the litigants can more effectively present their cases in court. Volunteers do not provide direct representation to individuals. The Desk is located in the lower level of the Richard J. Daley Center in downtown Chicago and on-site support is provided by a full-time staff attorney.

Chicago Legal Clinic provides free and low-cost legal services through its offices in Austin, Downtown, Pilsen, and South Chicago and its courthouse-based advice desks in Chicago, Markham, and Bridgeview in the areas of family law, domestic violence, immigration, criminal records, guardianships, social security, consumer, and environmental law.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Eight hours per month

Training and support

The training is 1–2 hours in length and takes place during the first shift at the desk. Ongoing support and supervision are provided by CLC attorneys.

  • Training is provided and required

Skills and resources required

None. This opportunity is open to attorneys, law students, and other legal professionals.

Location

Chicago, IL

Foreclosure Advice Desk

Volunteer attorneys help pro se litigants understand the legal process and assist with the preparation of documents such as petitions, responses, and motions so that the litigants can more effectively present their cases in court. Volunteers do not provide direct representation to individuals. The Desk is located in the lower level of the Richard J. Daley Center in downtown Chicago and on-site support is provided by a full-time staff attorney.

Chicago Legal Clinic provides free and low-cost legal services through its offices in Austin, Downtown, Pilsen, and South Chicago and its courthouse-based advice desks in Chicago, Markham, and Bridgeview in the areas of family law, domestic violence, immigration, criminal records, guardianships, social security, consumer, and environmental law.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Eight hours per month

Training and support

The training is 1–2 hours in length and takes place during the first shift at the desk. Ongoing support and supervision are provided by CLC attorneys.

  • Training is provided and required

Skills and resources required

None. This opportunity is open to attorneys, law students, and other legal professionals.

Location

Chicago, IL