On August 9th, the Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee co-sponsored a Free Legal Answers volunteer program at Tapella & Eberspacher in Charleston. 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.
During this program an ILAO attorney provided training on how to answer questions and then attorneys drafted answers to family and housing law questions. Attorneys can volunteer at any time by logging onto Free Legal Answers and picking questions to answer.
This program was also co-sponsored by the American Bar Association, Illinois Legal Aid Online and PILI.
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