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


Current Activities

Shred Event

Once a year (typically the Friday after Labor Day) volunteers assist members unload materials from their vehicles to be shredded. (September 5, 2014)


Twice a year (October 11, 2014) volunteers clean up a one-mile stretch of Washington Street.

Law Suit Days

November 3-7, 2014
Donate gently used professional men and women's clothing, winter coats and children's clothing to be donated to the  Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court Specialty Courts.

2014 Elliot Pinsel's Gift Drive

We will have 80 ornaments that contain names of individuals and items they need/wish for this holiday season. (November 2014)


Once a year, in conjunction with the Illinois State Bar Association, volunteers provide free legal advice to telephone callers (Drop In Clinic-May 7 - Lake County Bar Association and May 17 at ArtWauk, Waukegan)

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 guardianship 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).


Coming Soon:

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. (April 2015)



Law Day

Volunteers visit classrooms and lead 45 minute discussions regarding legal topics distributed in advance by LCBA. (May 2015)


Mock Trial

High School and College Mock Trial programs held in the spring at the 19th Judicial Circuit Courthouse.  Volunteers participate as judges. (Spring 2015)


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 LCBA Activities

Habitat for Humanity


Law Explorer Post


Law Suit Days


Blood Drive


Peoples Law School: 2-16-2011- Criminal/Traffic Law



Peoples Law School: 2-23-2011- Bankruptcy/Foreclosure



Thanksgiving Dinner Gift Basket


2013 Feeding Illinois Food drive


2010 Elliott Pinsel's Annual Gift Drive


2011 Elliott Pinsel's Annual Gift Drive


2011 Elliott Pinsel’s Annual Gift Drive

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