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January 2022

SW Housing Protection Webinar

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come hear about resources and update for tenants, landlords, and homeowners that protect your housing. There will be small group discussions with attorneys in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

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Early Resolution Program Training

January 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Trained volunteers will be matched with appropriate clients for legal advice, including information about alternatives to litigation such as rental assistance, mediation, and repayment plans. Volunteers will also be able to represent clients in Zoom mediation sessions, and if necessary, prepare settlement agreements or court documents.

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Minor GAL Training

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Debi Martin, staff attorney for 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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February 2022

GAL for Disabled Adults Training

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lisa Murphy, CVLS Guardian ad Litem for Adults staff attorney, will cover the skills required to be a successful GAL for adult guardianship cases and the issues that may arise during adult guardianship cases. This training is for licensed attorneys interested in working as pro bono Guardians ad Litem for adults through CVLS. No prior experience is necessary.

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Seminar: Preparing Your 2021 Income Taxes

February 17 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

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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Child Representative Training

February 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Often in contested child custody cases in divorce or parentage court, the court or parties will seek the appointment of a child representative to assist in the custody determination. Learn the court process when a child representative is appointed and the role and duties of the child rep from our distinguished panel of presenters.

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Minor GAL Training

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Debi Martin, staff attorney for 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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New Volunteer Orientation

February 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

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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April 2022

Advanced Adult GAL Training

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A panel will cover the skills required to be a successful GAL for advanced adult guardianship cases and the issues that may arise during adult guardianship cases.

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