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Fall 2012

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.

LiveHelp Program and Self Help Web Center Training this Tuesday

The Center for Access to Justice & Technology is hosting a LiveHelp and Self-Help Web Center training this Tuesday, September 25th.

The Self-Help Web Center is a help desk at the Circuit Court of Cook County at the Daley Center staffed entirely by Chicago-Kent law students. The SHWC is designed to serve as a starting point for litigants who must navigate an unfamiliar and complex court system on their own. It has three Internet-enabled computer workstations that provide individuals of all technical skill levels access to user-friendly web-based tools and legal resources created by Illinois Legal Aid Online. In addition, students from Chicago-Kent College of Law are available to help visitors utilize the wealth of online legal information available.

LiveHelp is an online chat service available from Illinois Legal Aid Online. Volunteers staff the chat service and provide direct, person-to-person, online help so that people in need of legal assistance can navigate the excellent legal resources available on www.illinoislegalaid.org.

The volunteer hours are flexible and it is a great opportunity to work with pro se litigants and learn your way around the Daley Center!

The training will be Tuesday, September 25th, from 11:45 to 1:45 in room 570. Pizza will be provided!!

If you have any questions, please email SHWC@kentlaw.iit.edu or stop by CAJT in room 775.

Looking for legal experience? Sign up now to get a position at the Self-Help Web Center.

Are you interested in directly interacting with people in need of legal assistance? The Self-Help Web Center (SHWC) is now recruiting student volunteers for this fall. Don't miss out on this valuable experience; sign up now! Even 1L students can gain real legal experience at the SHWC.

The Center for Access to Justice & Technology asks volunteers to donate a minimum of 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 SHWC is staffed by Chicago-Kent student volunteers who help pro se litigants complete online interviews resulting in completely assembled court documents. Volunteers also help 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 4 hours per week.

More Information

For more information or to sign up for a shift, e-mail shwc@kentlaw.iit.edu or stop by room 775.

 



J.D. Certificate in Public Interest Law

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 course work, 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)
  7. 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.iit.edu, or visit www.kentlaw.iit.edu/cajt.

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