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Senior Legal Assistance Clinics

CDEL operates four Senior Legal Assistance Clinics at suburban senior centers and four urban Senior Legal Assistance Clinics to allow seniors to obtain services closer to their homes.

Volunteers are trained and conduct intakes, review documents, and provide basic legal services. Further assistance and representation of client matters is possible, but not required.

The Clinics are located in Bellwood, Calumet City, Chicago Heights, North Riverside, and Chicago. Each clinic is open once a month, by appointment.

The Center for Disability & Elder Law provides direct legal services to low-income seniors and persons with disabilities in cases involving adult guardianships, real estate, landlord/tenant, dissolution of marriage, simple wills, powers of attorney, consumer fraud, collection defense, and financial elder abuse.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Completion of required training (1.5 hrs.), then 3–4 hours per month at the on-site clinic.

Training and support

CDEL provides trainings (1.5 hrs.) on an as-needed basis. Trainings usually take place at CDEL but can also take place at the clinic sites.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Client interviewing, document review

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided.

Location

Chicago, IL

Senior Legal Assistance Clinics

CDEL operates four Senior Legal Assistance Clinics at suburban senior centers and four urban Senior Legal Assistance Clinics to allow seniors to obtain services closer to their homes.

Volunteers are trained and conduct intakes, review documents, and provide basic legal services. Further assistance and representation of client matters is possible, but not required.

The Clinics are located in Bellwood, Calumet City, Chicago Heights, North Riverside, and Chicago. Each clinic is open once a month, by appointment.

The Center for Disability & Elder Law provides direct legal services to low-income seniors and persons with disabilities in cases involving adult guardianships, real estate, landlord/tenant, dissolution of marriage, simple wills, powers of attorney, consumer fraud, collection defense, and financial elder abuse.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Completion of required training (1.5 hrs.), then 3–4 hours per month at the on-site clinic.

Training and support

CDEL provides trainings (1.5 hrs.) on an as-needed basis. Trainings usually take place at CDEL but can also take place at the clinic sites.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Client interviewing, document review

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided.

Location

Chicago, IL