Here are opportunities for LCBA members to provide
support to Lake County Citizens:
Volunteers visit classrooms and lead 45 minute discussions regarding this years topic the Magna Carta, distributed in advance by LCBA. (May 1, 2016)
High School Mock Trial programs held in the spring at the 19th Judicial Circuit Courthouse. Volunteers participate as judges. (February 2016)
Once a year (typically the Friday after Labor Day) volunteers assist members unload materials from their vehicles to be shredded. (September 11, 2015)
Twice a year (October 3, 2015) volunteers clean up a one-mile stretch of Washington Street.
Once a year, in conjunction with the Illinois State Bar
Association, volunteers provide free legal advice to telephone callers. Call-In, Saturday April 2016, Drop In Clinic-May 2016 - Lake County Bar Association
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.
Volunteer attorneys provide general information about the
foreclosure process and do not provide legal representation.
Volunteers assist pro se petitioners seeking guardianship
of the person of a minor child.
Attorneys participating in this service are pre-screened
to participate in referrals to paying clients (not pro bono).
Law Suit Days
Date TBD 2015
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.
2015 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 2015)
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.
Past LCBA Activities
Habitat for Humanity
Law Explorer Post
2013, 2014 Law Suit Days
Peoples Law School: 2011, 2013, 2014
Thanksgiving Dinner Gift Basket
2013 Feeding Illinois Food drive
2010 Elliot Pinsel's Annual Gift Drive
2011 Elliot Pinsel's Annual Gift Drive
2012 Elliot Pinsel’s Annual Gift Drive
2013 Elliot Pinsel's Annual Gift Drive
2014 Elliot Pinsel's Annual Gift Drive