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Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network

PILI is proud to be a member of the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN). IL-AFLAN provides civil legal services across Illinois to veterans, active duty military and their spouses and dependents. It is a network comprised of legal aid organizations and law school clinics across Illinois. Support for PILI’s participation in IL-AFLAN is generously underwritten by the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation.

Through IL-AFLAN, PILI is responsible for accepting referrals through the Network and placing them with pro bono attorneys in 101 counties in Illinois, excluding Cook County. PILI recruits volunteer attorneys, provides training and support, and offers malpractice coverage.

Please use the form below to register to volunteer through PILI to assist clients outside of Cook County. If you have any questions, please contact PILI Program Manager Sarah Taylor by email or by phone at 217-693-6017.

If you are interested in volunteering through IL-AFLAN to assist clients in Cook County, please contact Margaret Benson of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services by email or by phone at 312-332-5542.

Are you a veteran, active duty military, or the spouse or dependents of a veteran or active member of the military and in need of legal assistance? Call 855-IL-AFLAN (855-452-3526) to talk to an attorney about discharge upgrades, benefits appeals, or civil legal problems like family, housing, and consumer issues.

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