Through its five regional offices (Champaign, Springfield, Alton, East St. Louis and Carbondale), Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation’s lawyers provide a full range of civil legal assistance to low-income residents of 65 counties in central and southern Illinois, including providing advice and counsel, litigation, and community education.
Land of Lincoln’s office locations and wide range of services and projects provide the opportunity to match the interest of a PILI Fellow with a particular office or area of the law. Types of cases include those involving consumer issues, public benefits, housing issues, rights of the homeless, family law, domestic violence, education, and senior legal services. Duties include legal and policy research, drafting pleadings and legal memoranda, negotiating settlements and handling court appearances pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711.
When applying, please be sure to state which office location(s) you wish to be considered for in your cover letter.
This agency is approved to host Graduate Fellows at all of its office locations.