5+ Decades Of Service

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We proudly support and promote the voluntary pro bono legal representation of the Chicago area's poor and working poor.

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When you have a legal problem or your legal rights are in question, remember that you do have someone to turn to.

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    Consumer Problems

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Upcoming Events

New Volunteer Orientation

Sit down with a CVLS staff attorney as they take you through the ins and outs of being a Chicago Volunteer Legal Services volunteer.

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Minor GAL Training

Debi Martin, CVLS staff attorney in the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for Minors program, will cover the skills required to be a successful GAL for a minor as well as the issues that may come up during the case. This training is for licensed attorneys interested in working as pro bono Guardians ad Litem for children through CVLS. No prior experience is necessary.

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Seminar: Your Best Thinking in the Worst Situations: Improving Decision Making Under Stress

Best Thinking integrates three evidence-based strategies for improving judgment and decision-making by combining proven psychological and cognitive therapies that produce practical solutions that can be employed in ‘the heat of battle.’

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Race Judicata

Race Judicata 2021 is not your average 5K. The scenic course loops participants from Southern Lincoln Park along the Southern Lagoon next to Lake Michigan and back, where they are greeted by a great band, free beer, wine and snacks.

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Lincoln Park South Groves 2-3, 1746 N Stockton Dr
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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