|Community Outreach Opportunities|
Here are opportunities for LCBA members to provide support to Lake County Citizens:
Current ActivitiesShred 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.
November 3-7, 2014
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)
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).
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)
Volunteers visit classrooms and lead 45 minute discussions regarding legal topics distributed in advance by LCBA. (May 2015)
High School and College Mock Trial programs held in the spring at the 19th Judicial Circuit Courthouse. Volunteers participate as judges. (Spring 2015)
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
Peoples Law School: 2-16-2011- Criminal/Traffic Law
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Peoples Law School: 2-23-2011- Bankruptcy/Foreclosure
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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