Attorneys will be trained on how to answer family & housing law questions posted on Illinois Legal Aid Online’s Legal Answers website. Following the training, attorneys will then answer open questions on the site.
This program is co-sponsored by the Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, Illinois Legal Aid Online, and the American 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.
- 3:00 p.m. – ILAO attorney provides 1.0 hour CLE training on answering Legal Answers questions
- 4:00 p.m. – Attorneys answer family and housing law questions on the site, providing immediate pro bono assistance
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 for the event using the form below, please also register as a volunteer with IL.freelegalanswers.org before you arrive.
Advance registration is required by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3rd. If you have any questions or problems with registration, please contact Belinda Bing by email or 312-832-5127.