Chicago-Kent College of Law established the Center
for Access to Justice & Technology (CAJT) to make
justice more accessible to the public by promoting the use
of the Internet in the teaching, practice, and public access
to the law.
Self-Help Web Center Trainings
Interested in volunteering at the Self-Help Web Center?
Please join us for these two required trainings to learn everything you need to know about the Self-Help Web Center and how to be a successful volunteer.
CAJT hosts Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) LiveHelp Training
Tuesday, February 9th
11:45am – 1:45pm in Room 580
ILAO will review the illinoislegalaid.org website information and online forms available to the public. This website is one of the primary tools for the SHWC and therefore all volunteers (new and old) should attend. They will also cover what is and is not considered the "unauthorized practice of law" and how to avoid getting into that situation with clients. Additionally, they will showcase how LiveHelp, an online helpline, works in the second half of this training, which we encourage you to attend as well.
CAJT Self-Help Web Center Training
Wednesday, February 10th
3pm – 4pm in Room 590
We will talk about the purpose of the SHWC, the primary things all volunteers should know to be comfortable and successful in helping clients at the SHWC, your time commitment, new scheduling procedures, and federal work study.
Student Volunteers Needed at the Self-Help Web Desk At
the Daley Center
The Self-Help Web Desk is in need of volunteers to donate
two hours of time per week at the Self-Help Web Center in
the Cook County Clerk's Office for the Civil Division at
the Daley Center. The Web Desk is staffed by Chicago-Kent
student volunteers who assist pro se litigants complete
online interviews resulting in completely assembled court
documents. Volunteers also assist litigants navigate the
Daley Center and available public interest legal services
around Chicago. Volunteering at the self-help web desk is
a great way to learn about the Daley Center and the small
claims legal process, and to get some experience interacting
with people in need of legal help.
For more information or to sign up for a shift, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Interest Certificate Program
Letter of Intent
Interest Certificate Program
is currently accepting letters of intent for the certificate
program. The Certificate requires 12 credit hours for completion,
including Public Interest Law and Policy and the public
interest section of Legal Writing IV. Letter of intent forms
are available on the Center
for Access to Justice & Technology website.
For more information about any of our projects please email:
or visit www.kentlaw.edu/cajt.