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William J. Hibbler Pro Se Assistance Program

Legal Aid Chicago provides assistance to federal court pro se litigants through our Pro Se Assistance Program in the Northern District of Illinois. Volunteer attorneys provide one-on-one, 45-minute consultations to litigants at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse who are unrepresented. Volunteers and staff assist pro se litigants by reviewing documents, providing guidance on the discovery process, and assisting them through all phases of litigation. Volunteers may work in teams. Learn more about this pro bono opportunity at: https://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov.

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

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Volunteers are expected to complete one 3-hour shift per month.

Training and support

Volunteers complete an on-site training including an observation. An experienced staff attorney is always available to answer questions and provide support.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Client interviewing and counseling

Skills and resources required

Volunteers must be members of the Northern District Trial Bar and have at least three years of federal court experience and a valid Illinois law license (active, inactive, or retired status). Experience in employment discrimination or civil rights law is helpful, but not required.

Location

Chicago, IL

William J. Hibbler Pro Se Assistance Program

Legal Aid Chicago provides assistance to federal court pro se litigants through our Pro Se Assistance Program in the Northern District of Illinois. Volunteer attorneys provide one-on-one, 45-minute consultations to litigants at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse who are unrepresented. Volunteers and staff assist pro se litigants by reviewing documents, providing guidance on the discovery process, and assisting them through all phases of litigation. Volunteers may work in teams. Learn more about this pro bono opportunity at: https://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov.

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

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Volunteers are expected to complete one 3-hour shift per month.

Training and support

Volunteers complete an on-site training including an observation. An experienced staff attorney is always available to answer questions and provide support.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Client interviewing and counseling

Skills and resources required

Volunteers must be members of the Northern District Trial Bar and have at least three years of federal court experience and a valid Illinois law license (active, inactive, or retired status). Experience in employment discrimination or civil rights law is helpful, but not required.

Location

Chicago, IL