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Recognition of Service:

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   Access to Justice Awards- presented at the March Membership Luncheon
   Wayne B. Flanigan Award-presented at the Pro Bono Awards Luncheon in September

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


Current Activities

Lawyers In The Classroom
Volunteers visit classrooms and lead 45 minute discussions regarding this years topic the Magna Carta, distributed in advance by LCBA. (April 2017)

Ask-a-lawyer - Call In

Once a year, in conjunction with the Illinois State Bar Association, volunteers provide free legal advice to telephone callers (April 2017)  Call (847) 244-3143 to speak with an attorney, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ask-a-lawyer - Drop In Clinic

Once a year, bar association volunteers provide free legal advice to the public. (May 2017) at the Lake County Bar Association, 300 Grand Avenue, STE A, Waukegan, 4:00-7:00 p.m.


Mock Trial

High School Mock Trial programs held in the spring at the 19th Judicial Circuit Courthouse.  Volunteers participate as judges. (February 2017)

Shred Event

Once a year (typically the Friday after Labor Day) volunteers assist members unload materials from their vehicles to be shredded

Volunteer Lawyers Program

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


Foreclosure Helpdesk

Volunteer attorneys provide general information about the foreclosure 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 participate in referrals to paying clients (not pro bono).



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


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.


2016 Elliot Pinsel's Gift Drive

We have 80 ornaments that contain names of individuals and items they need/wish for this holiday season. (November 2016)




Past LCBA Activities


Habitat for Humanity


Law Explorer Post


Law Suit Days


Blood Drive


Peoples Law School: 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner Gift Basket


2013 Feeding Illinois Food drive


2010 -2015 Elliot Pinsel's Annual Gift Drive


Books for Waukegan Catholic Charities Holiday Gift Drive


Books for Kid's Korner at the Circuit Courthouse

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