Public Interest Law Initiative


Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy

Address:

70 East Lake Street, Suite 700
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Contact: Jean Bax

Website: http://www.life-span.org

Program:

Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy combines a full range of legal services with a complement of social services to survivors of domestic violence. The agency’s services are free of charge to clients who are predominately poor or of low-income.
The core of Life Span’s legal services includes legal advice, information, and representation in all family law matters, such as divorce, parentage, child support, allocation of parental responsibilities, removal, orders of protection, as well as civil no contact orders. The agency is particularly interested in some of the more complicated issues that confront domestic violence survivors and sexual assault survivors, and has successfully represented clients whose abuse resulted in mental illness or drug and alcohol dependency. Our agency also provides immigration services to undocumented battered women and their children, including VAWA self-petitions and U-visas.
A PILI Fellow would perform a full range of tasks, from interviewing potential clients, doing legal research, drafting pleadings, and appearing in court.

This agency is approved to host Graduate Fellows in 2017.

 

 

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