Legal Aid Chicago handles a wide spectrum of civil cases on matters of core social and economic importance. Case handlers work in one of five practice groups: Consumer, Children & Family, Housing, Immigrant and Workers’ Rights, and Public Benefits & Health Law. Cross-cutting task forces also help us to focus on such areas as HIV/AIDS, veterans’ rights, and civil rights. In addition, our Centralized Screening Unit does intake for the practice groups and provides targeted advice and referrals. Finally, our Community Engagement Unit conducts educational outreach and trainings throughout Cook County. Summer internships and fellowships will be available in each of the five practice groups.
Legal Aid Chicago’s size and diversity usually allow us to place PILI Interns and Fellows into their preferred practice groups. Interns and Fellows will gain broad-ranging, hands-on experience working on individual client cases and representing them in court, to the extent allowed by their law school status.
This agency is approved to host Law Student Interns during the fall and spring semesters, as well as during the summer. They are also approved to host Graduate Fellows.