Public Interest Law Initiative

Volunteer Lawyer Eviction Project

At this time, many low-income litigants are having to face eviction court alone. Volunteer attorneys are needed at the St. Clair County Courthouse to assist these clients! All attorneys are welcome to participate in this project, regardless of your experience with evictions. Without this project, Land of Lincoln will not be able to provide assistance to many of these potential clients.

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

In an effort to help more low-income clients through the eviction process, Land of Lincoln will begin screening referrals at the St. Clair County Courthouse. If Land of Lincoln is able to assist the client, they will seek a volunteer from the panel of pro bono attorneys assisting with this project. If they are unable to assist due to a conflict of interest, PILI will seek a volunteer from the panel of pro bono attorneys. Either way, pro bono attorneys will receive training, support and malpractice coverage for any matters they handle through the project.

This is a joint effort of Land of Lincoln Legal Aid and PILI’s Twentieth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee.

If you are a client looking for services, you must reach out to your local legal aid office for assistance. Learn more at www.IllinoisLegalAid.org »

Please use the form below to register for this and all other PILI pro bono opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact PILI Program Manager Sarah Taylor by email or by phone at 217-693-6017.

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