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Self-Represented Litigant Help Desk (Champaign County)

The Self-Represented Litigant Help Desk is located in the Champaign County Courthouse in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. During a 2-hour shift, volunteer attorneys meet with self-represented litigants for 30-minute appointments to help them understand and navigate the legal process, fill out forms, and answer questions. Typical areas of law that come up at the help desk include family law, eviction, mortgage foreclosure and orders of protection.

The Champaign County Help Desk is held from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month.

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) is a statewide organization that connects law students and lawyers with those in need of free legal services. Through its Pro Bono Program, PILI works to increase the availability of pro bono legal help for those who cannot afford an attorney in Illinois by developing innovative pro bono opportunities, offering pro bono programming and resources, cultivating best practices, and celebrating the life-changing pro bono performed throughout the state.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Two-hour shifts (no ongoing commitment)

Training and support

Volunteers are provided training, forms, and ongoing support.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Skills and resources required

Some legal experience sufficient to explain basic procedures to self-represented litigants.

Location

Urbana, IL

Self-Represented Litigant Help Desk (Champaign County)

The Self-Represented Litigant Help Desk is located in the Champaign County Courthouse in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. During a 2-hour shift, volunteer attorneys meet with self-represented litigants for 30-minute appointments to help them understand and navigate the legal process, fill out forms, and answer questions. Typical areas of law that come up at the help desk include family law, eviction, mortgage foreclosure and orders of protection.

The Champaign County Help Desk is held from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month.

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) is a statewide organization that connects law students and lawyers with those in need of free legal services. Through its Pro Bono Program, PILI works to increase the availability of pro bono legal help for those who cannot afford an attorney in Illinois by developing innovative pro bono opportunities, offering pro bono programming and resources, cultivating best practices, and celebrating the life-changing pro bono performed throughout the state.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Two-hour shifts (no ongoing commitment)

Training and support

Volunteers are provided training, forms, and ongoing support.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Skills and resources required

Some legal experience sufficient to explain basic procedures to self-represented litigants.

Location

Urbana, IL