Current Pro Bono Opportunities

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following Pro Bono Cases.  Please check back regularly, as our pro bono opportunities often change. If you would like to share your time and talents or are interested in receiving more information about any of our projects, please submit a volunteer application.

 

Employment Case – Sexual Harassment

Assignment: Would like an attorney to file a complaint with the Cook County Commission on Human Relations on behalf of a client who experienced repeated sexual harassment from her supervisor. The most likely argument against client to overcome would be diplomatic immunity.

Facts: Client was repeatedly sexually harassed by her supervisor while working at the consulate. When she complained to his supervisors, they dismissed her accusations and proceeded to repeatedly harass her, even calling her family in Mexico telling them to convince her to retract her statement. The Consulate then refused to renew her contract, seemingly in retaliation for this complaint.

 

Divorce – Veteran Client

Assignment: Litigate divorce from filing to judgement

Facts: Client is a veteran currently receiving Veteran disability and SSA disability benefits. Marriage resulted in no children, no real estate or other property. May have some outstanding debts.

 

Divorce – Cancer Patient

Assignment: Litigate divorce from filing to judgement

Facts: Client is permanently disabled as a result of cancer treatments, and has no income.  She has been separated from husband since 2007 after being married for over 40 years. She would like a divorce from her husband and would like to receive a portion of his CTA pension to help support her. No minor children or residential property at issue.

 

Housing Conditions – CHA Housing

Assignment: Affirmative lawsuit against former landlord for violations of the warranty of habitability, retaliation, Rental Property Utility Services Act, Consumer Fraud Act, and Security Deposit laws

Facts: Client lived in CHA housing for five years, and throughout that entire time, there was a mouse infestation that client ended up paying for out of pocket. Additionally, property failed multiple CHA inspections and landlord not only refused to bring it up to code, but forced the client to vacate before she legally had to, even withholding her security deposit. Landlord was also obligated to pay for electricity and refused to do so.

We are currently seeking volunteers.  Please check back regularly, as our pro bono opportunities often change.  If you would like to share your time and talents or are interested in receiving more information about any of our projects or cases, please submit a volunteer application.


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