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Hel.LAS Clinic - Call for Volunteers
Hel.LAS is a pro bono clinic, which was created to address the legal needs of low-income members of the Greek community in the Chicago area. This clinic meets on a monthly basis (typically the second Saturday of every month). To date, we have provided advice and counsel in domestic relations, immigration, contract review, wills, power of attorneys, landlord-tenant issues, and bankruptcy matters. In the short time since Hel.LAS has opened its doors, it has been able to provide counsel and service to more than 100 families.
Hel.LAS owes much of its success to its wonderful volunteer attorneys, who offer their time and provide services to those seeking help. Volunteer attorneys are provided with resources and malpractice insurance through the clinic. This is a very rewarding experience, so please consider becoming a volunteer attorney!
Attorneys seeking volunteer opportunities with Hel.LAS may contact Program Chair Eleni Katsoulis at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hellenic Bar Association will be celebrating Law Day with its annual essay competition for middle schoolers attending the Greek American schools.
The presentation of the winning essays will be held on May 17 at 4:00 p.m., in Judge Kocoras’ courtroom at the Dirksen Federal Building. The children will read their essays aloud in the courtroom and receive feedback from the judge. Winners will each receive a plaque and a monetary award. A photographer will take pictures of the winners with the judge.
A dinner reception will be held immediately afterwards at the Chicago Bar Association. Principals, teachers, winners and families are invited to attend.