Center for Disability and Elder Law

Contact person: 

Caroline Manley, Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator

Contact email: 
Organization's mission: 

CDEL operates eight community Clinics throughout Cook County.  The Clinics are designed to allow low-income seniors and people with disabilities the opportunity to access CDEL’s services in a more convenient setting.  CDEL offers free legal services for a variety of legal issues, including simple estate planning, powers of attorney, uncontested divorces, consumer fraud, collections defense, guardianship, real property and landlord/tenant.  

At the Clinics, volunteer attorneys and law students perform intake interviews, document review, and direct legal service.

Project location: 

Heartland Human Care Services, 1709 East 53rd Street

Estimated time necessary for completion of project: 

This clinic is held the 1st Monday of each month from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Number of students needed: 

1-2 students each month.

Qualifications needed for this project, if any: 

Open to 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls.  Interested students will need to attend a short training session.  Training hours will count towards your Pro Bono Pledge.

Application deadline: 

None.