Public Interest Law Initiative

John Marshall Law School Pro Bono Program


315 South Plymouth Ct.
Suite 1155
Chicago, IL 60604

Contact: J. Damian Ortiz



The John Marshall Law School’s Pro-Bono Program & Litigation Clinic provides legal representation in a wide range of civil and criminal matters.  The Clinic will provide, for the Fellow, a real-world opportunity to engage in the actual representation of clients in both state and federal courts.  The Fellow will also provide legal representation in different litigation matters throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

In addition to providing the Fellow with an opportunity to experience real-world litigation and trial advocacy.  The Fellow will be provided with the learning experiences necessary to develop the skills and values required to prepare them for an active legal practice.  These skills are, but not limited to, the actual production and submission of pleadings, arguing of motions, settlement hearings, status calls, depositions, production of subpoenas, discovery, actual trial proceedings and appeals.

Additionally, the Fellow may have an opportunity to work on pending foreclosure mediation, foreclosure litigation, civil rights, police brutality, actual innocence projects, and appeals. The Litigation Clinic is meant to instill in the Fellows a life-long commitment to pro bono work.

This agency is approved to host Graduate Fellows.

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