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Representation of a Juvenile or Emerging Adult in a Criminal Defense Case

Pro bono attorneys co-counsel with LCLC attorneys or represent a client on their own in either juvenile court or adult criminal court. Clients may be juveniles (under 18) or emerging adults (18-24).

LCLC primarily relies on volunteers with subject matter experience, but can provide some training for people crossing from one court to another (juvenile to criminal or criminal to juvenile).

Lawndale Christian Legal Center cares for the legal needs of the underserved and marginalized by representing youth and young adults twenty-four years old and younger who live in North Lawndale (and nearby neighborhoods) and are involved in the juvenile and adult criminal courts. LCLC provides legal representation, social services, and mentoring.

Type of engagement

Litigation

Time commitment

Varies

Acquired skills

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

Skills and resources required

Subject matter expertise

Location

Chicago, IL

Representation of a Juvenile or Emerging Adult in a Criminal Defense Case

Pro bono attorneys co-counsel with LCLC attorneys or represent a client on their own in either juvenile court or adult criminal court. Clients may be juveniles (under 18) or emerging adults (18-24).

LCLC primarily relies on volunteers with subject matter experience, but can provide some training for people crossing from one court to another (juvenile to criminal or criminal to juvenile).

Lawndale Christian Legal Center cares for the legal needs of the underserved and marginalized by representing youth and young adults twenty-four years old and younger who live in North Lawndale (and nearby neighborhoods) and are involved in the juvenile and adult criminal courts. LCLC provides legal representation, social services, and mentoring.

Type of engagement

Litigation

Time commitment

Varies

Acquired skills

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

Skills and resources required

Subject matter expertise

Location

Chicago, IL