CARPLS Legal Aid
is looking for volunteer attorneys to counsel clients on Cook County's legal aid telephone hotline. You must preregister for this training via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
CARPLS is an innovative legal aid service that offers an immediate response to the every-day legal problems confronting low-income families in Cook County. CARPLS' legal aid hotline and court-based advice desks give low-income clients direct access to experienced attorneys who are trained to quickly assess and respond to a wide range of civil legal problems. CARPLS attorneys resolve over 85% of all cases in-house by providing information, advice and brief services including the preparation and review of legal documents. Clients with more complex needs are referred by CARPLS to a network of specialized legal and social service providers. CARPLS' unique "legal triage" system serves as a model for legal aid communities across the country and has increased access to justice by dramatically reducing the cost of legal aid services to the poor.
Our volunteers give advice in the limited practice areas of family, consumer debt and landlord/tenant matters. Volunteers provide legal advice, draft and distribute self-help materials, and make referrals to legal service providers for representation.
CARPLS volunteers, once trained, can participate in our Nightline program (evening volunteering Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00); or CARPLS Works (daytime volunteering Monday through Friday from 9:00 - 1:00 or 1:00 - 5:00). All volunteers go through a common training program and are qualified to work in any program.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED:
If you would like to answer the call to help Cook County's low income residents, please send an e-mail and resume to email@example.com
, or call Leslie Wallin at (312) 421-4427.