Internships & Fellowships

Internships & Fellowships

Spring 2017 Legal Internship

Organization

Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing

Location

33 North LaSalle
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602

Website

Description

Legal interns will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to advocate on behalf of low-income tenants. Interns will have opportunities to appear in court (if 711-eligible) and to participate in every aspect of litigation from client interviews to settlement negotiations and trial preparation. Interns will also research legal issues, draft legal memoranda and pleadings, conduct discovery and investigation, and attend intake and legal strategy meetings.

Funding information

  • We will accept applications from law students/grads who have funding.
  • We will help law students/grads find external funding if needed.
  • We will accept applications from work study law students.
  • We will accept applications from law students seeking academic credit or participating in an externship through their law school.
  • We will accept applications from law students/grads who do not have funding.

About the Organization

Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) provides FREE legal assistance to renters to help resolve serious housing issues. LCBH staff can protect your rights and will work with you to reach the best solution for your situation in terms that you understand and meet with your approval. LCBH also offers assistance to renters living in foreclosed buildings through the Tenants in Foreclosure Help Line (312) 784-3507.

LCBH helps low and moderate income renters in Chicago, including Housing Choice Voucher holders. LCBH accepts clients on a case-by-case basis depending on need and situation. To qualify for services ALL renters must go through the LCBH intake process. Eviction cases often move very quickly, so contact our office as soon as possible to allow enough time for us determine if and how we can help.