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Legal Prep Community Law Clinic

This is a monthly community-based legal clinic in the Garfield Park neighborhood where volunteers meet with potential clients about civil, non-fee generating, non-class action cases and provide follow-up services as necessary. PILI partners with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services to provide volunteers with trainings, forms, malpractice coverage, and ongoing volunteer support.

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) is a statewide organization that connects law students and lawyers with those in need of free legal services. Through its Pro Bono Program, PILI works to increase the availability of pro bono legal help for those who cannot afford an attorney in Illinois by developing innovative pro bono opportunities, offering pro bono programming and resources, cultivating best practices, and celebrating the life-changing pro bono performed throughout the state.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Two-hour clinic shifts, as well as on-going representation if follow-up services are appropriate.

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Basic and advanced legal skills, client interviewing and counseling, writing and drafting, negotiating skills, preparing pleadings, discovery and motion practice, etc.

Skills and resources required

None

Location

Chicago, IL

Legal Prep Community Law Clinic

This is a monthly community-based legal clinic in the Garfield Park neighborhood where volunteers meet with potential clients about civil, non-fee generating, non-class action cases and provide follow-up services as necessary. PILI partners with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services to provide volunteers with trainings, forms, malpractice coverage, and ongoing volunteer support.

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) is a statewide organization that connects law students and lawyers with those in need of free legal services. Through its Pro Bono Program, PILI works to increase the availability of pro bono legal help for those who cannot afford an attorney in Illinois by developing innovative pro bono opportunities, offering pro bono programming and resources, cultivating best practices, and celebrating the life-changing pro bono performed throughout the state.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Two-hour clinic shifts, as well as on-going representation if follow-up services are appropriate.

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Basic and advanced legal skills, client interviewing and counseling, writing and drafting, negotiating skills, preparing pleadings, discovery and motion practice, etc.

Skills and resources required

None

Location

Chicago, IL