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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Pro Bono Project

Volunteers help clients obtain the proper amount of SNAP (food stamp) benefits when they have been improperly denied benefits, do not receive the correct amount of benefits, or have their benefits reduced or terminated.

Why work with Legal Aid Chicago

Legal Aid Chicago is a civil legal aid organization that provides free legal services to people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago, and other vulnerable members of our community—including seniors, veterans, disabled people, and victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.

Type of engagement

Transactional

Time commitment

Volunteers may accept cases based on their availibility. A typical case requires a commitment of 4-10 hours over 2 months.

Training and support

Training is offered once or twice a year. Volunteers receive a comprehensive reference manual and will represent clients under a staff attorney who will answer any questions that arise during the representation.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

client interview and counseling, document drafting and execution

Skills and resources required

None

Location

Chicago, IL

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Pro Bono Project

Volunteers help clients obtain the proper amount of SNAP (food stamp) benefits when they have been improperly denied benefits, do not receive the correct amount of benefits, or have their benefits reduced or terminated.

Why work with Legal Aid Chicago

Legal Aid Chicago is a civil legal aid organization that provides free legal services to people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago, and other vulnerable members of our community—including seniors, veterans, disabled people, and victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.

Type of engagement

Transactional

Time commitment

Volunteers may accept cases based on their availibility. A typical case requires a commitment of 4-10 hours over 2 months.

Training and support

Training is offered once or twice a year. Volunteers receive a comprehensive reference manual and will represent clients under a staff attorney who will answer any questions that arise during the representation.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

client interview and counseling, document drafting and execution

Skills and resources required

None

Location

Chicago, IL