CVLS' new pro bono initiative pairs experienced decedent's estate attorneys with pro se parties in Cook County's Probate Court.
Probate Court Assistance Project
Volunteers provide pro bono representation to low-income individuals referred to CVLS by Probate judges. Many of these pro se petitioners have filed a decedent's estate but can't proceed on their own. Other clients get to CVLS when a relative dies owning a home and family members need help handling the real estate. Our volunteer attorneys litigate estate cases or find extra-judicial solutions in order to marshal family assets, saving time and headaches for everyone, including the clients and the court.