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Hines VA Veteran’s Legal Assistance Clinic

Volunteer attorneys staff a help desk at the Hines VA Hospital in Chicago, helping low income veterans in numerous legal matters such as estate planning and credit issues. Volunteers will conduct an extensive intake of the legal matter with pro bono clients and offer brief advice and document preparation assistance, often drawing up powers of attorneys and living wills. This project is a partnership with the Pro Bono Network (https://www.pro-bono-network.org/)

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

Training and support

CDEL provides training on an as-needed basis. Pro bono attorneys may have the opportunity to work in teams and receive additional support from the Pro Bono Network.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Location

Chicago, IL

Hines VA Veteran’s Legal Assistance Clinic

Volunteer attorneys staff a help desk at the Hines VA Hospital in Chicago, helping low income veterans in numerous legal matters such as estate planning and credit issues. Volunteers will conduct an extensive intake of the legal matter with pro bono clients and offer brief advice and document preparation assistance, often drawing up powers of attorneys and living wills. This project is a partnership with the Pro Bono Network (https://www.pro-bono-network.org/)

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

Training and support

CDEL provides training on an as-needed basis. Pro bono attorneys may have the opportunity to work in teams and receive additional support from the Pro Bono Network.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Location

Chicago, IL