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Online Legal Answers Volunteer (Remote Opportunity)

Legal Answers is a secure, confidential website (IL.freelegalanswers.org) where qualified clients post civil legal questions that are answered by volunteer attorneys. It’s convenient, low-risk, and short-term. Volunteer attorneys can log in anywhere at any convenient time. Volunteers can preview questions, then select only questions in a knowledgeable area. Volunteers remain anonymous to the client. There is no face-to-face or court hearings. All client interactions are limited scope and online. Legal Answers volunteers serve lower-income residents across Illinois by giving them legal advice and the confidence to represent themselves.

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.

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Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Flexible schedule at your convenience

Training and support

Volunteers can choose from an initial in-person or online training. Ongoing support and more in-depth training opportunities are also provided.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Skills and resources required

Subject matter expertise or law firm support

Location

Statewide, IL

Online Legal Answers Volunteer (Remote Opportunity)

Legal Answers is a secure, confidential website (IL.freelegalanswers.org) where qualified clients post civil legal questions that are answered by volunteer attorneys. It’s convenient, low-risk, and short-term. Volunteer attorneys can log in anywhere at any convenient time. Volunteers can preview questions, then select only questions in a knowledgeable area. Volunteers remain anonymous to the client. There is no face-to-face or court hearings. All client interactions are limited scope and online. Legal Answers volunteers serve lower-income residents across Illinois by giving them legal advice and the confidence to represent themselves.

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.

Remote Friendly Remote Friendly

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Flexible schedule at your convenience

Training and support

Volunteers can choose from an initial in-person or online training. Ongoing support and more in-depth training opportunities are also provided.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Skills and resources required

Subject matter expertise or law firm support

Location

Statewide, IL