Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Seminar Presenter


Catholic Charities Legal Assistance


Can be done anywhere



CCLA provides informational and educational seminars on topics of interest and concern to our clients at Catholic Charities locations. The 1-hour seminars are geared toward the lay person and deliver basic information. Volunteer attorneys with experience in the subject matter prepare and present such seminars.

The organization does not conduct regular trainings and relies heavily on volunteers with experience in the subject matter.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact CCLA at CCLA@catholiccharities.net or 312-948-6821.

About the Organization

The mission of Catholic Charities Legal Assistance (CCLA) is to provide access to compassionate and competent legal assistance to the economically disadvantaged in the Chicago area. 

Services provided: CCLA provides legal advice over its Legal Advice Line and evaluates cases for direct representation in the areas of family law, consumer law, housing law, and immigration.  CCLA also provides Legal Educational Seminars,  Referrals to other Legal Aid Organizations, and Access to a Pro Bono Network for limited cases.

Our services are free to low-income clients. Clients who do not qualify for free services may be charged a $25 or $35 fee.

Spanish speaking staff available.