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Fall 2010

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.

SHWC & ILAO LiveHelp
Training & Pizza

Tuesday, September 21st at 12noon in Room C35

The Self-Help Web Center (SHWC) is having a new volunteer training & pizza session. Please join us if you are interested in working at the SHWC in the Cook County Clerk's Office for the Civil Division at the Daley Center or for Illinois Legal Aid Online's LiveHelp service this semester. This training is required for all new SHWC volunteers.



CAJT Internship Opportunity

Application Deadline: Friday September 10, 2010.

The Center for Access to Justice & Technology is accepting applications for an internship position. The CAJT intern will work 10-15 hours per week on a variety of exciting community service projects. Among other duties the CAJT intern will:

  • Support the work of CAJT as it provides assistance to the community that uses the A2J Author software to turn court forms into guided interviews for pro se users.
  • Contribute to the update of CAJT websites dedicated to access to justice for low-income, self-represented people.
  • Support the Student Editorial Board and Self-Help Web Center organizations.

Compensation: Work-Study ($10/hour) for eligible students.

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to the CAJT Program Coordinator, Dina Nikitaides, dnikitaides@kentlaw.edu.



Volunteer this fall
at the Self-Help Web Center in the Daley Center

Are you interested in directly interacting with people in need of legal assistance? Do you have two hours a week this semester to gain invaluable legal experience?

The Center for Access to Justice & Technology is seeking volunteers to donate a minimum of two hours of time per week at the Self-Help Web Center (SHWC) in the Cook County Clerk's Office for the Civil Division at the Daley Center. The SHWC 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 SHWC 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.

Please note: Students with federal work study awards may be compensated for this position if working a minimum of 5 hours per week.

More Information

For more information or to sign up for a shift, e-mail shwc@kentlaw.edu.

Upcoming Training Sessions

  • SHWC Policy & Procedures + ILAO Training: September 14th at 12noon in room C35.


Volunteer with the
A2J Student Editorial Board

The A2J Student Editorial Board (SEB) is looking for students to volunteer, earn work-study money, or obtain independent study credit for creating interviews used by pro-se litigants nationwide to assemble court documents. The SEB provides students the opportunity to refine their research and writing skills, learn new technologies employed by law firms and legal aid organizations to streamline and simplify the completion of court forms and to create a guided interview for use by the pro-se community.

More Information

For more information or to sign up, e-mail a2jseb@kentlaw.edu.

Upcoming Training Sessions

  • A2J Author Training: September 7th at 12noon in room 545.



J.D. Certificate in Public Interest Law

Submit a Letter of Intent

Chicago-Kent's Public Interest Certificate Program is currently accepting Letters of Intent. The J.D. Certificate in Public Interest Law requires:

  1. Curriculum Planning Meeting
  2. Public Interest Career Planning Meeting
  3. Public Interest Law and Policy (3 credits)
  4. Legal Writing IV - Public Interest (3 credits)
  5. 6 additional credit hours of public interest related coursework including a public interest clinic, public interest internship or public interest seminar
  6. Completion of the Dean's Certificate of Service (50 hours of community service)

The Letter of Intent form is available on the Certificate in Public Interest Law section of the Chicago-Kent website and in the CAJT office in room 775.


More Information

For more information about any of our projects please email: cajt@kentlaw.edu, or visit www.kentlaw.edu/cajt.

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