Public Interest Law Initiative


Land of Lincoln Law Student Intern – East St. Louis

Address:

8787 State St., Ste. 101 East St. Louis, IL 62203

Contact: Emily Scott

Website: http://www.lollaf.org

Program:

In its Central Regional Office, located in East St. Louis, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation’s lawyers provide a full range of civil legal assistance to low-income residents, including providing advice, counsel, litigation, and community education.  The Central Regional Office provides legal services to individuals in 7 counties, ranging from rural to urban, including Saint Clair County, IL, which is in the Metro St. Louis area. An Internship with Land of Lincoln provides an opportunity to perform meaningful work, while having a substantial impact on the lives of low income members of our community.

Land of Lincoln assists clients in a variety of substantive areas of law including tenant rights, housing, public benefits, consumer, foreclosure defense, education, family, domestic violence and elder law.

A PILI Intern will have the opportunity to work directly with clients, collect evidence, draft pleadings and memorandum of law, perform legal research, negotiate settlements and handle court and administrative appearances pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711, when applicable.

This agency is approved to host a Law Student Intern during the summer in East St. Louis as well as Alton and Champaign. They are also approved to host Graduate Fellows.

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