To qualify for this program, a law firm must be located in an Illinois county considered “rural” for purposes of this program. This includes all Illinois counties except: Cook, Will, DuPage, Lake, Sangamon, Macon, St. Clair, Madison, Tazewell, Peoria, Champaign, McLean, Jackson, Jefferson, Winnebago, Rock Island Counties.
I understand that my firm is not guaranteed the placement of a summer clerk or permanent associate. I also understand that if accepted into the Rural Practice Fellowship Program, my firm is expected to use good faith efforts to make at least one offer to a summer clerk or a permanent associate. I also understand that offers to summer clerks should be completed by mid-March 2021, and to permanent associates by late-April 2021.