Sponsor(s): First Defense Legal Aid
Time: 06:00PM - 08:00PM
Location: 1111 N. Wells Street , Chicago, IL 60610
Since 1995, FDLA’s core purpose has been to maintain a 24-hour Chicago Police Custody Hotline, through which all Chicago residents are connected with an on-call attorney who provides general legal advice and actual police station representation. Today, FDLA also teaches Street Law in Chicago’s neighborhoods, participates in community organizing, and engages in systemic reform activities.
All of FDLA’s services are free. FDLA is a volunteer-driven organization. FDLA actively recruits volunteer attorneys and law students throughout the Chicago legal community and provides them with necessary training to be effective. At any given time, FDLA has a roster of over 100 well-trained and dedicated volunteers who take one or more on-call shifts per month.
FDLA invites Illinois-licensed attorneys and senior law students licensed according to Supreme Court Rule 711 to learn how to counsel and advocate for people being held in custody for police investigation.Training sessions cover the rights of the accused under the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments of the United States Constitution and Article One of the Illinois Constitution, as well as various protections afforded to arrestees by Illinois statute, case law, and local police policy.
Attendees will earn 2 CLE credits.
Register using the event registration system or email Scott Finger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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