Join us to learn how to use the site and answer 2-3 questions for those in need through this discrete pro bono opportunity.
Free 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 then volunteer lawyers log onto the site and select questions to answer. It’s a virtual walk-in legal clinic.
The clinic will be from 4:00 to 5:00 with a social hour after. This event is co-sponsored by the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago, the American Bar Association and the McDermott Will & Emery.
How the Legal Answers Clinic will work:
- 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 answer as many questions as they are able at the event and then will be able to answer many more whenever they want.
Advance registration is required by Tuesday, January 28th. If you have any questions or problems with registration, please contact Sophia Vagnone by email or 312-832-5136.