25 East Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611
Contact: Theresa C. Ceko, Director
Program: Graduate Fellowship
The Community Law Center Clinic serves low-income persons with a variety of civil legal problems. The clinic serves clients whose main source of income is public assistance or SSI as well as those classified as the “working poor,” who are people struggling to meet their obligations even though they have jobs.
Cases handled by the clinic focus on family issues, landlord-tenant conflicts and benefit questions. A typical case might involve conflicting claims for Social Security or grandparents seeking custody of their grandchildren.
PILI Fellows of the Community Law Center Clinic will represent clients in disability claims, family law litigation, elder law, and in defense of eviction and consumer debt suits. The work in the clinic will emphasize direct client contact, negotiation, preparation of pleadings, and representation at trials and hearings. Fellows may be involved in law reform projects, including litigations, amicus briefs, and less formal policy advocacy. They will receive close supervision and ongoing evaluation of their work.
This agency is approved to host Graduate Fellows.