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. From 5:00 to 6:00, there will be a complimentary networking reception with drinks and light appetizers for all participants.
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
- 5:00 p.m. – Networking reception
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. Please register as a volunteer with IL.freelegalanswers.org before you arrive.
Advance registration is required by Tuesday, August 7th. If you have any questions or problems with registration, please contact Belinda Bing by email or 312-832-5127.