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Representation in Guardianship Proceedings

Volunteer attorneys with subject matter experience represent minor children who require guardianships and for families of children with disabilities who are transitioning into adulthood and require guardians due to lack of capacity.

Legal Council for Health Justice collaborates with medical and social services providers on three projects: AIDS Legal Project, Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, and SSI Homeless Outreach Project on cases including estate planning, guardianship, civil rights, consumer, public benefits, immigration, special education, and housing.

Type of engagement

Litigation

Time commitment

Varies depending on complexity, but attorneys typically spend 20 hours over a 2–3 weeks.

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Case management, client counseling, client/witness interviewing, motion practice, negotiating, trial skills, writing/drafting skills

Skills and resources required

Subject matter expertise or litigation experience

Location

Chicago, IL

Representation in Guardianship Proceedings

Volunteer attorneys with subject matter experience represent minor children who require guardianships and for families of children with disabilities who are transitioning into adulthood and require guardians due to lack of capacity.

Legal Council for Health Justice collaborates with medical and social services providers on three projects: AIDS Legal Project, Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, and SSI Homeless Outreach Project on cases including estate planning, guardianship, civil rights, consumer, public benefits, immigration, special education, and housing.

Type of engagement

Litigation

Time commitment

Varies depending on complexity, but attorneys typically spend 20 hours over a 2–3 weeks.

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Case management, client counseling, client/witness interviewing, motion practice, negotiating, trial skills, writing/drafting skills

Skills and resources required

Subject matter expertise or litigation experience

Location

Chicago, IL