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Paralegal must have experience in legal field. Paralegal will be paired with a volunteer attorney on one pro bono case. Duties include: drafting legal pleadings, drafting letters and contact with the client.

Prairie State Legal Services provides legal advice and possible representation in a variety of matters which affect a person’s ability to meet his or her basic human needs or provide for the safety of family members. Examples are cases involving: the safety, education, and welfare of children; domestic violence and elder abuse; denial or termination of housing benefits, landlord-tenant and/or utility issues; issues involving public benefits such as Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, and food stamps.

Our office offers legal advice on a wide range of topics; representation of clients in state and federal courts; representation of clients in hearings before local, state, and federal agencies; negotiation on behalf of clients; brief services including preparation of powers of attorney; and legal education presentations and publications.


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