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.

CVLS Hosts Filipino Legal Professionals with World Chicago's International Visitor Leadership Program

CVLS, in conjunction with World Chicago, was pleased to host a group of Filipino legal professionals interested in gaining a better understanding of U.S. government agencies, as well as public and private organizations involved in alternative diplomacy and dispute mediation. 

Kristen's Thoughts on her Jury Duty Experience

CVLS Panel Referral Program Coordinator Kristen Harrison's commitment to bettering her community is undeniable. Kristen manages the entire case placement process, reviewing all different types of cases that CVLS accepts and making sure that each one goes to the volunteer attorney best suited to handle it. In addition to the amazing work she does for CVLS, Kristen recently contributed to her community in a different capacity: jury duty! Here is her account of that experience.

Volunteer Spotlight: Leo

New clients to Chicago Volunteer Legal Services don’t usually know what to expect when they walk through the doors at CVLS’ administrative office. It is up to CVLS staff and volunteers to make their first interaction with CVLS a positive one.

Leo Feldman is one of the volunteers new clients get to meet. A retired partner at Teller, Levit & Silvertrust, P.C. Leo interviews prospective clients, learning the facts of their case, identifying the legal issues and brainstorming solutions.

Join Us for a Holiday Open House & Volunteer Recognition!

Join us at our offices on December 17th from 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. as we celebrate the holidays with food, drink, merriment, raffle prizes ... and volunteer recognition!

Every year CVLS honors volunteers who have distinguished themselves in providing pro bono services to low-income clients. Whether or not you’re receiving an award, we want to thank you for the wonderful work that you and all our volunteers donate each year.