In celebration of Law Day, attorneys will volunteer to answer civil legal questions through an online platform from low-income Illinoisans in need of free legal assistance.
This program is co-sponsored by the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, the American Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association Public Interest and Education Commission, Illinois Bar Foundation, Illinois Legal Aid Online and Illinois State Bar Association.
What is Legal Answers? Legal Answers is a secure website (IL.freelegalanswers.org) where lower income Illinois residents can ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue. Qualified users post questions about civil legal problems. Volunteer lawyers then log onto the site and select questions to answer. It’s like a virtual walk-in legal clinic.
How the Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinic Day will work:
- Before the event, volunteers register with IL.freelegalanswers.org.
- At the event, volunteers will be trained on how to answer Legal Answers questions.
- Lawyers will answer as many questions as they are able at the event and then will be able to answer many more whenever they want.
Please bring a laptop or tablet on which you can access the internet. You will not need to download any software and Wi-Fi will be provided.
In addition to registering through PILI for the event, please also set up an account in advance with IL.freelegalanswers.org.
Advance registration is required by Thursday, April 25th. If you have any questions or problems with the registration form, please contact Rebecca Fernández by email or 312-832-5128.