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November 2020

New Volunteer Orientation

November 5, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Come to one of our new volunteer orientations and learn the ins and outs of being a Chicago Volunteer Legal Services volunteer. Please note, you must be an attorney to sign up for one of our new volunteer orientations.

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Seminar: Tricks of the Trade: Best Practices for Attorneys Representing Children

November 10, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The panel will be about best practices for interviewing children as Child Reps and GALs in Domestic Relations.

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Vino + Van Gogh 2020

November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$60

Vino + Van Gogh is a wonderful opportunity for all professionals to enjoy art, food, music and drinks while mingling with old friends and making new connections. In order to practice proper social distancing, Vino + Van Gogh 2020 will be held online!

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Minor GAL Training

November 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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December 2020

Seminar: Chapter 7 Bankruptcies

December 2, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

With COVID-19 and the economic downturn, many people will need to file for Bankruptcy. CVLS volunteers Sal Lopez and Justin Storer will review the basics of Chapter 7 Bankruptcies, including pre-filing considerations, alternatives, using Best Case, handling a trustee meeting, and more. When the training is over, you’ll be ready to take your first Chapter 7 case!

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Child Representative Training

December 8, 2020 @ 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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New Volunteer Orientation

December 14, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Come to one of our new volunteer orientations and learn the ins and outs of being a Chicago Volunteer Legal Services volunteer. Please note, you must be an attorney to sign up for one of our new volunteer orientations.

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Seminar: Basics of Filing for Eviction

December 21, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

CVLS is recruiting and training a new generation of attorneys to assist and advise families who are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through these new projects, CVLS volunteers will serve scores of new clients, including: homeowners struggling with mortgage payments, landlords who can’t pay their bills without rent, and people trying to collect on judgments or debts.

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January 2021

New Volunteer Orientation

January 19 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Come to one of our new volunteer orientations and learn the ins and outs of being a Chicago Volunteer Legal Services volunteer. Please note, you must be an attorney to sign up for one of our new volunteer orientations.

Find out more »

Child Representative Training

January 20 @ 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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