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Present Educational Seminars

Volunteers conduct educational seminars for people with disabilities on areas of the law impacting persons with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, employment, transportation, voting, special education, and guardianship.

Attorneys, law students, and other legal professionals are welcome.

Why work with Equip for Equality?

Equip for Equality advances the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. EFE is a statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and education, policy and legislative advocacy, abuse investigations and oversight.

Type of engagement

Training and Education

Time commitment

Completion of required training (if applicable & time varies) and then 4–10 hours over a quarter.

Training and support

Depending on the person’s subject matter expertise, EFE will provide training on the curriculum. In most cases, the volunteer will conduct the training with an EFE staff member first, and once comfortable the volunteer will be able to conduct the seminar alone.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

public speaking

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided or if attorneys have subject matter experience.

Location

Chicago, IL

Present Educational Seminars

Volunteers conduct educational seminars for people with disabilities on areas of the law impacting persons with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, employment, transportation, voting, special education, and guardianship.

Attorneys, law students, and other legal professionals are welcome.

Why work with Equip for Equality?

Equip for Equality advances the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. EFE is a statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and education, policy and legislative advocacy, abuse investigations and oversight.

Type of engagement

Training and Education

Time commitment

Completion of required training (if applicable & time varies) and then 4–10 hours over a quarter.

Training and support

Depending on the person’s subject matter expertise, EFE will provide training on the curriculum. In most cases, the volunteer will conduct the training with an EFE staff member first, and once comfortable the volunteer will be able to conduct the seminar alone.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

public speaking

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided or if attorneys have subject matter experience.

Location

Chicago, IL