Law Student Volunteer

Law Student Volunteer

With the oversight of our eleven staff attorneys, student interns/volunteers assist the staff and volunteer attorneys and their clients appearing in the Circuit Court of Cook County and before various administrative agencies.

CVLS is a general legal practice.  We allow, therefore, our attorneys and interns to see many different types of cases - from bankruptcy to personal injury defense to family law.  There are other responsibilities including research projects, client interviewing and some general clerking duties.


  • Appearances in court to conduct all pretrial, trial and post-trial proceedings for your clients*
  • Your own caseload under the supervision of a staff attorney
  • Legal research
  • Factual research
  • Client interviewing
  • Preparation of briefs
  • Preparation of pleadings
  • Preparation of legal documents

*Student intern/volunteers must be eligible and have received an Illinois Supreme Court rule 711 license for court appearances.


All student intern/volunteer work is done at our administrative offices at 33 N. Dearborn Street.

Because you must be supervised by a staff attorney, intern/volunteer times must be during regular business hours, Monday thru Friday.  For Student volunteers, we do not require a set amount of hours, but do hope that a student will be able to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week over 2-3 days.  Intern/Extern hours would be based on the internship/externship requirements.