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11/20/2015 Prairie State Launches eLearning Course

Prairie State Legal Services and Illinois Legal Aid Online are pleased to announce the launch of their family law e-Learning course.  Development of this free on-demand course was funded by a Legal Services Corporation Pro Bono Innovations Fund grant.

Through video clips, short readings, and online quizzes, lawyers with little or no family law experience will learn about parentage, custody and visitation/allocation of parental responsibility, child support, civil and substantive procedure, and client communications.  Participants will receive a maximum of 5.75 MCLE credits for completion of the self-guided course.  Course registration is available here

The course was developed for lawyers who volunteer with Prairie State’s Borderless Pro Bono Project, but is open to all lawyers.  Through the Borderless Pro Bono Project, volunteer attorneys provide advice and brief services to unmarried parents with paternity, custody, visitation, and child support issues.  More information about the Borderless Pro Bono Project is available at http://borderlessprobono.illinoisprobono.org/.

Prairie State Legal Services is a non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal aid to people who cannot afford an attorney.  Prairie State has 12 offices serving 36 counties in northern and central Illinois, outside of Cook County. 

Illinois Legal Aid Online is a nationally-recognized, groundbreaking statewide technology center for legal services.  ILAO is a non-profit organization that serves the entire state of Illinois and has offices in Chicago.  More information about ILAO is available at www.illinoislegalaidonline.org.


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