Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Foreclosure Help Desk (Geneva)

Organization

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

Location

Kane County Courthouse
100 S. Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134
United States

Website

Description

Prairie State Legal Services seeks volunteer attorneys and law students to staff the Foreclosure Help Desk located at the Kane County Courthouse in Geneva on Mondays-Fridays from 9am – 11:30am. We are particularly in need of volunteers on Thursdays. Volunteers provide basic foreclosure information to unrepresented homeowners, including information about the foreclosure timeline and litigation process. Volunteers do not give legal advice or represent homeowners in litigation. This opportunity is ideal for volunteers who want to have a meaningful impact on the lives of unrepresented homeowners, but who do not want to commit to handling a lengthy foreclosure litigation case.

No prior foreclosure experience is required. Prairie State will provide substantive foreclosure training as needed. Volunteers are asked to commit to a schedule, to be agreed upon by Prairie State and the volunteer; most volunteers volunteer one day per week.

About the Organization

Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low income persons and those over 60 who have serious civil legal problems like domestic abuse, eviction, foreclosure and public benefits and need legal help to solve them.

We have 11 offices covering 36 counties in northern and central Illinois. Our Administrative Office is located in Rockford, IL.The mission of Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is to ensure equal access to justice and fair treatment under the law by providing legal advice and representation, advocacy, education, and outreach that serve to protect basic human needs and enforce or uphold rights.