Public Interest Law Initiative

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing


33 N. LaSalle, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602

Contact: Melissa O. Picciola


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The Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) believes that every individual and family is entitled to decent housing as a basic need and human right. LCBH promotes the rights of tenants to safe, accessible, and affordable housing on a non-discriminatory basis through education, outreach, supportive services, advocacy, and legal representation. LCBH has been providing legal services to low-income renters in Chicago for over 31 years. A PILI Internship or Fellowship with LCBH offers recent graduates or law students the opportunity to provide valuable services for families in crisis while learning and honing legal skills. LCBH provides in-depth training and legal supervision to create a meaningful experience for each Intern or Fellow. Students with valid 711 licenses will have opportunities to litigate on behalf of LCBH clients. Other opportunities include researching legal and policy matters, drafting pleadings and legal memoranda, negotiating settlements, and working with clients on pre-litigation matters. In 2011, LCBH volunteer attorneys, interns, and volunteer paralegals donated over $1,500,000.00 in legal services to LCBH tenant client families.

This agency is approved to host a Law Student Intern during the 2017 spring semester and during the summer of 2017. They are also approved to host Graduate Fellows.

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