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Pro Se Adult Guardianship Help Desk

CDEL administers the Pro Se Adult Guardianship Help Desk (“Help Desk”) at the Cook County Circuit Court in Room 1202 of the Daley Center. The Help Desk provides legal information to people seeking to petition for the appointment of a legal guardian for an adult disabled person.

Volunteers at the Help Desk provide information regarding the procedures for a guardianship proceeding, review completed standardized court forms, and provide detailed directions for filing the petition.

The Help Desk operates Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, when Court is in session.

The Center for Disability & Elder Law provides direct legal services to low-income seniors and persons with disabilities in cases involving adult guardianships, real estate, landlord/tenant, dissolution of marriage, simple wills, powers of attorney, consumer fraud, collection defense, and financial elder abuse.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Completion of required training (2 hrs.), then one 4-hour shift per week for 4 months.

Training and support

Trainings (2 hrs.) are offered at CDEL at the beginning of January, May, and August each year. CDEL also provides volunteers with on-site support.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

subject matter experience; client interviewing

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided.

Location

Chicago, IL

Pro Se Adult Guardianship Help Desk

CDEL administers the Pro Se Adult Guardianship Help Desk (“Help Desk”) at the Cook County Circuit Court in Room 1202 of the Daley Center. The Help Desk provides legal information to people seeking to petition for the appointment of a legal guardian for an adult disabled person.

Volunteers at the Help Desk provide information regarding the procedures for a guardianship proceeding, review completed standardized court forms, and provide detailed directions for filing the petition.

The Help Desk operates Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, when Court is in session.

The Center for Disability & Elder Law provides direct legal services to low-income seniors and persons with disabilities in cases involving adult guardianships, real estate, landlord/tenant, dissolution of marriage, simple wills, powers of attorney, consumer fraud, collection defense, and financial elder abuse.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Completion of required training (2 hrs.), then one 4-hour shift per week for 4 months.

Training and support

Trainings (2 hrs.) are offered at CDEL at the beginning of January, May, and August each year. CDEL also provides volunteers with on-site support.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

subject matter experience; client interviewing

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided.

Location

Chicago, IL