“We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice.”
- Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (November 2002)
Eviction ProjectThis virtual advice clinic provides PSLS clients with an opportunity to recieve legal advice from attorneys trained by PSLS in the latest eviction laws. Attorneys may also possibly negotiate with a client's landlord to avoid eviction and settle disputes. Please fill out this form to get more information or volunteer for this project. -No court -Telephonic or virtual meetings -Not county specific -Training provided by PSLS -No experience necessary
Family Law ProjectWelcome to Prairie State Legal Services' Family Law Project! We are thrilled you're interested in learning more about volunteering for this new, exciting and impactful project. The newly formed, centralized pro-bono unit at PSLS has created this special project specifically for family law attorneys to provide virtual advice in one-hour time slots on a rotating basis. Although no attorney-client relationship is formed, the meetings between you and the "client" is covered by PSLS malpractice insurance, and the clients are vetted, registered and confirmed before they even get to you. This means all you have to do is show up (virtually) at your designated time and provide domestic relations advice to clients during your meeting. Clients will be those qualified to receive free legal aid through the PSLS and its' respective funders' policies. Accepted cases will be both pre and post decree, may or may not involve divorce, children, assets and/or liabilities, support questions, contempt and enforcement issues, and of course other legal issues that you as family law professionals know but they may not. Involvement in the project includes signing up for one or more one-hour slots during our clinical hours. Please fill out this form to get more information or volunteer for this project. -Virtual -No court -No training provided -Meant for attorneys experienced in the current IMDMA
Rockford Expungement Clinic (date)This clinic will provide eligible PSLS clients with an opportunity to expunge their criminal records. Attorneys will.... Please fill out this form to get more information or volunteer for this project. -In person -PSLS training provided -No experience necessary
Bloomington office (counties)Here are opportunities available to volunteers who would like to volunteer with the Bloomington office. Enter your information HERE to be contacted by the Bloomington office
Waukegan Office (counties)Here are opportunities available to volunteers who would like to volunteer at the local Waukegan office. Please fill out this form to be contacted by the Waukegan office.
Case Closing Form
Please remember to fill in this form and upload it here, or e-mail it to your pro bono coordinator upon completing a case.