Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Represent Victims of Domestic Violence in Divorce Cases (Waukegan)

Organization

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

Location

Can be done anywhere

Website

Description

Prairie State Legal Services and the Volunteer Lawyers Program seek pro bono attorneys to represent low income victims of domestic violence in dissolution of marriage cases in Lake County, Il. Training materials and mentors are available for attorneys and volunteers are covered under Prairie State Legal Services' malpractice insurance policy. Time commitment ranges from 5 to 20 hours per divorce case. Training materials and mentors are available.

Individual cases are referred directly from each of Prairie State’s eleven branch offices. Contact the Prairie State office in your area for more information.

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.