Ways to Get in on the Celebration!
For some years now, the legal community throughout the United States has been recognizing the idea of a Volunteerism. We offer many great ways you can participate:
1. Come to the monthly Lawyers Lending a Hand Projects!
LLH heads out to a different location each month where members of the legal community can provide assistance that doesn’t involve practicing law. Coming up is the annual Toy Drive. Drop off directly at the Bar Center until 5:00 pm on December 15. Volunteers will be needed to help sort the toys for distribution at 5:30 on 12/15.
2. Support the DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation!
Founded by members of the DCBA over 40 years ago, DuPage Legal Aid provides free legal services to hundreds of families every year. CLICK HERE to add your name to the list of volunteer lawyers or to make a contribution, use the secure donation link.
3. Support the DuPage Bar Foundation
Founded in 1997, The DBF mission is to support justice in our DuPage community by maintaining the integrity of the legal profession, contributing to the education of future lawyers, and improving the facilitation of justice through charitable acts. The annual Holiday Breakfast is an annual fundraiser to support DBF with donations that are used for law student scholarships, donations to law-related charitable organizations, etc. We hope you will join us to celebrate the holiday season on December 15 in the Attorney Resource Center at the courthouse. Please click on the link for more information and to donate to the Holiday Breakfast.
4. Do Pro Bono in your Pajamas with Illinois Online Legal Answers!
Legal Answers is a new online portal which provides qualified Illinois residents with access to advice from volunteer lawyers who handle cases on a limited-scope basis, through email. The program was launched here by Illinois Legal Aid Online with support from the Illinois Bar Association and Illinois Bar Foundation. It is part of a larger initiative, first developed in Tennessee, which the American Bar Association is developing nationwide. CLICK HERE to learn more and volunteer to take questions from those needing help from a lawyer when and where it works for you.
5. Support your Alma Mater's Clinic Program!
To donate directly to one of the great programs run through the following area law schools, please click on the links below. Donors of $200 or more will be acknowledged in the DCBA Brief. If your alma mater is not listed, we encourage you to inquire about those programs as well and take this opportunity to join attorneys nationwide in assisting law schools with their very worthy efforts.
Northern Illinois University College of Law
DePaul University College of Law
John Marshall Law School
ITT-Chicago Kent School of Law
Loyola University Chicago School of Law