Public Interest Law Initiative

Volunteers Needed at Legal Advice Clinic in Peoria

Posted on: January 3, 2017

Attorney and paralegal volunteers are needed to staff a free legal clinic in Peoria and provide one-time advice.

When: Saturday, February 11th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Prairie State Legal Services, 331 Fulton Street, Suite 600 in Peoria

What volunteers WILL be doing:
  • Answering questions and providing information to low-income clients on civil legal matters.
  • Working with Prairie State Legal Services staff who can answer any questions.
  • Receiving coverage under Prairie State’s malpractice insurance.
  • Enjoying free breakfast.
  • Providing a meaningful service for people with legal needs who can not afford a lawyer.
  • Spending time with local attorneys and paralegals from the Peoria County Bar Association.
What volunteers WILL NOT be doing:
  • Taking cases or bringing home work.
  • Representing clients in court.
  • Working on cases that involve a criminal or traffic violation.

To volunteer, please contact Prairie State Pro Bono Coordinator Kate Whetstone by email or by phone at 309-674-9831 ext. 4005.

This program is sponsored by Prairie State Legal Services, the Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, the Immigration Project and the Peoria County Bar Association.

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