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Pro Bono

One of the goals of the Chicago Paralegal Association is to provide its members with exclusive, member only opportunities to simultaneously advance their careers and to help foster positive social change in various communities.

Director-at-Large, Pro Bono Gabriel Evelyn continues to provide volunteer opportunities that help our members gain valuable work experience. He is the author of our unofficial motto "No hateration, only community, celebration and elevation!" 

You can connect with Gabriel by clicking here!

Why Volunteer?

The CPA's Pro Bono opportunities benefit not only our members but also the Chicagoland community and provide access to legal services for those who are low income and vulnerable. As legal professionals, we believe we have a social responsibility to provide access to justice to those who have previously been marginalized and locked out of the justice system. By partnering with us, you will:

-Building community (interact with other folks, learn more about what people need and how to help them);
-Networking (meet individuals in the field, connect with others);
-Learning new skills and areas of law (volunteer in areas that one doesn’t normally work in);
-Resume building (Volunteer experiences help with resumes, especially if you’re in a new field. Employers will ask about them.); and
-Gaining valuable work experience (helps get that first job! Learn skills on the job).

CPA Pro Bono Opportunities

Pinkston Law Group (Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Worker’s Compensation)

Small law firm based in Joliet, IL (can be remote)

Opportunity: Be a Paralegal, with guidance from a great attorney!

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS): Probate Law, Immigration, Evictions, Foreclosures, Family Law


  • Adult GAL (Guardian ad litem) Program
  • Child Representative Program
  • Eviction Sealing
  • Foreclosure Intake
  • Foreclosure Loan Modification Application Assistance
  • Minor GAL (Guardian ad litem) Program
  • Probate Court Assistance Project (PCAP)
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Wills for Heroes: Estate Planning (Notary Public and Witness options available)

Non-profit organization, provides support, services, financial assistance and
supplies to eligible emergency first responders and their families in the United States.

Opportunity: the CPA works with Wills for Heroes to provide remote witnessing
and/or notarization services for estate planning document signings.

*Members of the CPA independently volunteer for Wills for Hero's. This opportunity is available to all notaries and members of the public who wish to serve as witnesses.

Ready to sign up for one of these amazing opportunities? Check out events page here or email Gabriel at!

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