Attorneys will be trained on how to answer questions posted on Illinois Legal Aid Online’s Legal Answers website. Following the training, attorneys will then answer open questions on the site. After 5:00, there will be a complimentary networking reception with drinks and light appetizers for all participants.
This program is hosted by the PILI Alumni Network Leadership Council and is open to all local attorneys. Chicago Volunteer Legal Services is co-hosting this event and will have attorneys on site to help volunteers answer their questions.
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.
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 Monday, October 22nd. If you have any questions or problems with the form, please contact us by email or 312-832-5128.