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Representation in Adult Guardianship and Preparation of Advance Directives

Volunteer attorneys with experience in the subject matter represent clients in matters such as an uncontested guardianship of a disabled adult or preparation of advance directives for low-income individuals. By helping parents become guardians of their disabled adult children, the parents have the legal authority to make important decisions for their children and ensure their safety and welfare. Advance directives provide families with stability and certainty in times of crisis or loss.

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

Transactional

Time commitment

Varies from 5 to 15 hours depending on the type of case

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Skills and resources required

Subject matter expertise or law firm support

Location

Chicago, IL

Representation in Adult Guardianship and Preparation of Advance Directives

Volunteer attorneys with experience in the subject matter represent clients in matters such as an uncontested guardianship of a disabled adult or preparation of advance directives for low-income individuals. By helping parents become guardians of their disabled adult children, the parents have the legal authority to make important decisions for their children and ensure their safety and welfare. Advance directives provide families with stability and certainty in times of crisis or loss.

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

Transactional

Time commitment

Varies from 5 to 15 hours depending on the type of case

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Skills and resources required

Subject matter expertise or law firm support

Location

Chicago, IL