Located in Carbondale and Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid’s lawyers provide a full range of civil legal assistance to low-income residents, including providing advice, counsel, litigation, and community education. The Southern Regional Office provides legal services to individuals in 23 counties in deep Southern Illinois. An Internship with Land of Lincoln provides an opportunity to perform meaningful work, while having a substantial impact on the lives of low-income members of our community.
Land of Lincoln assists clients in a variety of substantive areas of law including tenant rights, housing, public benefits, consumer, foreclosure defense, education, family, domestic violence and elder law.
A PILI Intern will have the opportunity to work directly with clients, collect evidence, draft pleadings, and memorandum of law, perform legal research, negotiate settlements and handle court and administrative appearances pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711, when applicable.