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


Current Activities

Law Day
Volunteers visit classrooms and lead 45 minute discussions regarding this years topic the Magna Carta, distributed in advance by LCBA. (May 1, 2016)


Mock Trial

High School Mock Trial programs held in the spring at the 19th Judicial Circuit Courthouse.  Volunteers participate as judges. (February 2016)

Shred Event

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

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).


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)

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.



Past LCBA Activities

Habitat for Humanity


Law Explorer Post


2013, 2014 Law Suit Days


Blood Drive


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

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Family Law Advisory Group

LCBA Board of Directors Meeting

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