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Representation in Legal Proceedings

Volunteer attorneys with some experience in the subject matter handle all aspects of cases in areas of housing law, family law, criminal defense law, and criminal records on an as needed basis for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.

Cabrini Green Legal Aid works for and alongside individuals, families, and communities impacted by the direct and collateral consequences of the criminal justice system. CGLA’s interdisciplinary services remove and prevent barriers to employment and education and stabilize housing threatened by arrest or conviction.

Type of engagement

Litigation

Time commitment

Varies by case and type

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Case management, client counseling, client/witness interviewing, motion practice, trial skills, writing/drafting, court appearances, and negotiating settlements

Skills and resources required

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

Location

Chicago, IL

Representation in Legal Proceedings

Volunteer attorneys with some experience in the subject matter handle all aspects of cases in areas of housing law, family law, criminal defense law, and criminal records on an as needed basis for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.

Cabrini Green Legal Aid works for and alongside individuals, families, and communities impacted by the direct and collateral consequences of the criminal justice system. CGLA’s interdisciplinary services remove and prevent barriers to employment and education and stabilize housing threatened by arrest or conviction.

Type of engagement

Litigation

Time commitment

Varies by case and type

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Case management, client counseling, client/witness interviewing, motion practice, trial skills, writing/drafting, court appearances, and negotiating settlements

Skills and resources required

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

Location

Chicago, IL