Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Intake and Advice Clinic (Waukegan)

Organization

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

Location

325 West Washington Street
Suite 100
Waukegan, IL 60085

Website

Description

Prairie State Legal Services' Lake County Illinois office seeks volunteer attorneys to participate in our weekly intake and advice clinics. Attorneys conduct intake interviews and may advise clients on a wide range of civil legal issues including family law, housing matters, and consumer and collections issues. Prairie State staff attorneys are always available to support volunteer attorneys and give direction regarding cases. Volunteer attorneys participate in a case acceptance meeting immediately after clinic hours to present their interviews.

Clinics are held each Wednesday afternoons at our Waukegan office at 325 W. Washington St., Suite 100 in Waukegan. The volunteer commitment is from 1:00 pm to approximately 4:00 pm. Volunteer attorneys MAY take on a case that they interview for further representation but there is no expectation or commitment that they will do so.

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.