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With 50 years of experience providing high quality, free legal services to low-income Chicagoans, CVLS and its volunteers are often recognized for their outstanding work.

Why I Volunteer for CVLS

Volunteer Janice Dantes recently closed her first case for CVLS! Read on for her account of the case and her experience volunteering with CVLS.

I took a deep breath and selected an adult guardianship case, my first real case. These were real people with a real legal problem. I was going to have to go before a real judge. Gulp!

Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Marek Recognized with Federal Court's Excellence In Pro Bono Service Award

Congratulations to volunteer and CVLS Junior Board member Michelle Marek Figueiredo on winning an Excellence in Pro Bono Service award from the Federal Court! She and her colleagues secured a $7,000 settlement for their client on an excessive force case. Federal Bar Association National President Hon. Gustavo A.

Summer at CVLS!

We're going to have a full office this summer! We'd like to welcome the fresh faces helping out at CVLS over the next few months. 

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
CVLS hosts law students and graduate fellows through PILI, as part of a program helping CVLS to boost our impact in the community while providing hands-on experience for young lawyers interested in pro bono and public interest law.

PILI INTERNS

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