If you are an attorney who would like to volunteer…
To apply or for more information, please follow the links provided below to either Volunteer in Cook County or Volunteer outside of Cook County.
For attorneys looking to volunteer in Cook County:
With more than 50 years of experience, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) is the first and pre-eminent pro bono civil legal aid provider in Chicago. CVLS' mission is to coordinate, support and promote the voluntary pro bono legal representation of the Chicago area's poor and working poor. CVLS recruits volunteer attorneys, provides training and support, and offers malpractice coverage.
For attorneys looking to volunteer outside Cook County:
Through IL-AFLAN, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) is responsible for accepting referrals through the Network and placing them with pro bono attorneys in 101 counties in Illinois, excluding Cook County. PILI recruits volunteer attorneys, provides training and support, and offers malpractice coverage.
If your organization is interested in becoming a member or affiliate of IL-AFLAN…
Please contact Zach Zarnow at ZZarnow@iejf.org. Membership is awarded via a competitive grant process and is limited to legal services providers. Applications are generally due in mid-March. Please review the grant guidelines and list of past recipients. Affiliate organizations do not receive funding.