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Here are some opportunities for LCBA members to provide support to Lake County Citizens:

Current Activities

Volunteer Lawyers Program
The VLP is managed by Prairie State Legal Services.  The areas of greatest need are Family (especiually divorce in domestic violence cases), Chapter 7 bankruptcy for working clients, uncontestged guardianships for disabled adults and consumer law.

Foreclosure Helpdesk
Volunteer attorneys provide general information about the forclosure process and do not provide legal representation.

Guardianship Helpdesk
Volunteers assist pro se petitioners seeking guardianship of the person of a minor child.

Lawyer Referral Service
Attorneys participating in this service are pre-screened to particpate in referrals to paying clients (not pro bono). 

Shred Event
Once a year (typically the first Friday in September) volunteers assist members unload materials from their vehicles to be shredded.

Adopt-A-Highway
Twice a year (April & October) volunteers clean up a one-mile stretch of a Lake County roadway.


2013 Elliot Pinsel's Gift Drive
We have over 80 ornaments that contain names of individuals and items they need/wish for this holiday season.


Coming Soon

Ask-a-lawyer
Once a year, in conjunction with the Illinois State Bar Association, volunteers provide free legal advice to telephone callers (May 2014)

Law Day
Volunteers visit classrooms and lead 45 minute discussions regarding legal topics distributed in advance by LCBA. (May 2014)

Mock Trial
High School and College Mock Trial programs held in the Spring at the 19th Judicial Circuit Courthouse.  Volunteers particpate as judges. (Spring 2014)

Shred Event
Once a year (typically the first Friday in September) volunteers assist members unload materials from their vehicles to be shredded.

People's Law School
This program is offered free to the public in the Spring. Volunteers are asked to present a 45 minute lecture. The entire series covers 6-10 substantive areas.

Voter Registrar
The LCBA is in the process of holding a Voter Registrar Commission.  Volunteers will be eligible to register citizens to vote at LCBA events.



Past Actvities

Habitat for Humanity

Law Explorer Post

Law Suit Days

Blood Drive

Peoples Law School: 2-16-2011- Criminal/Traffic Law
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Peoples Law School: 2-23-2011- Bankruptcy/Foreclosure
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Thanksgiving Dinner Gift Basket

Food drive

2010 Elliott Pinsel's Annual Gift Drive

2011 Elliott Pinsel's Annual Gift Drive

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 November 2013 13:41
 
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