In celebration of Law Day, attorneys will be trained on how to answer civil legal questions posted on Illinois Legal Aid Online’s Legal Answers website.
This program is co-sponsored by the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, American Bar Associations, Illinois Legal Aid Online, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Rock Island County Bar Association.
What is Legal Answers? Legal Answers is a secure website (IL.freelegalanswers.org) where lower-income Illinois residents can ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue. Qualified users post questions about civil legal problems. Volunteer lawyers then log onto the site and select questions to answer. It’s like a virtual walk-in legal clinic.
- Before the event, volunteers register with IL.freelegalanswers.org.
- At the event, volunteers will be trained on how to answer Legal Answers questions.
- Lawyers will choose questions to answer at the event and then will be able to answer many more whenever they want.
Please bring a laptop or tablet on which you can access the internet. You will not need to download any software and Wi-Fi will be provided.
Attorneys can also sign up for this program at the same time at Quad Cities Bank & Trust. Learn more here »
Advance registration is required by Monday, May 6th at noon. If you have any questions or problems with registration, please contact Rebecca Fernández by email or 312-832-5127.