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Representation in Adult Guardianship Cases

Volunteer attorneys with experience in the subject matter or expertise within a firm represent adults with disabilities in probate court to oppose petitions for guardianship or to modify or terminate a current guardianship.

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

Litigation

Time commitment

Uncontested cases typically require approx. 30 hours; contested cases may require 100 hours.

Training and support

Unless experienced in this area, a volunteer attorney will co-counsel his or her first case with a staff attorney. EFE will also provide training materials on guardianship law and ongoing support.

  • Training is provided and required

Acquired skills

Client/witness interviewing, client counseling, drafting, motion practice, trial skills, negotiating, mediation/arbitration

Skills and resources required

This opportunity relies on attorneys with subject matter experience or law firm support.

Location

Chicago, IL

Representation in Adult Guardianship Cases

Volunteer attorneys with experience in the subject matter or expertise within a firm represent adults with disabilities in probate court to oppose petitions for guardianship or to modify or terminate a current guardianship.

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

Litigation

Time commitment

Uncontested cases typically require approx. 30 hours; contested cases may require 100 hours.

Training and support

Unless experienced in this area, a volunteer attorney will co-counsel his or her first case with a staff attorney. EFE will also provide training materials on guardianship law and ongoing support.

  • Training is provided and required

Acquired skills

Client/witness interviewing, client counseling, drafting, motion practice, trial skills, negotiating, mediation/arbitration

Skills and resources required

This opportunity relies on attorneys with subject matter experience or law firm support.

Location

Chicago, IL