The Justice & Technology Practicum requires that you complete 20 hours of field work within the first five weeks of the course. We suggest spending your time on a few different activities. Below are a few recommended options, but you are not limited to what is listed. If you find another activity you wish to include, please let us know.
Chicago-Kent Self-Help Web Center (SHWC)
The SHWC is a student run assistance desk located on the 6th floor of the Daley Center at 50 W. Washington. The law student guides assist visitors in finding legal information relevant to their current legal issues, guide visitors to online legal forms and direct visitors around the Daley Center. Sign up»
Court Room Observation
Courtrooms are generally open to the public for observation. The court rooms listed are common places for pro se litigiants and issues they face. Learn more.»
Daley Center Help Desks
While researching your project you might want to speak with an expert in the area of law which you are working in. This is a list of other help desks staffed with attorneys that would be willing to answer your questions, explain their organization and daily work, etc. If you want to visit one of these help desks, contact Jessica or Andrew to make arrangements.
- Circuit Court of Cook County – 50 West Washington Street (Daley Center)
- Small Claims Pro Se Court (cases less than $1,500)
- Room: 1308
- Court Call: 9:30am
- Forcible Entry & Detainer (Evictions)
- Rooms: 1302, 1402, 1406, 1408
- Court Calls: 9:30am and 2:00pm
- Domestic Violence Division of Circuit Court of Cook County – 555 West Harrison Street
- The courtrooms at this location are open for observation but please keep in mind these are sensitive domestic violence related issues.
Student volunteers can make a difference by helping answer questions and making the mortgage foreclosure process a little less intimidating. This opportunity requires a 4 hour per week commitment for the entire semester. There is also the possibility of students doing this as a 20 hour per week externship.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The Chicago Legal Clinic is a premier provider of community-based quality legal services to the underserved and disadvantaged in the Chicago area. The Clinic operates an Advice Desk for the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County involving matters such as foreclosures and injunctions. Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The Chicago Legal Clinic is a premier provider of community-based quality legal services to the underserved and disadvantaged in the Chicago area. This Advice Desk helped 1,359 pro se litigants address paternity, child support and related issues during the last year. This help desk is located at 32 West Randolph Street, Suite 1400. Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
There are help desks for a variety of legal areas located in the Daley Center and other local facilities. If you are interested in completing your field work, possibly at a help desk relating to your practicum project or at a help desk of other interest to you, you can reach out to these other help desks. The Chicago Bar Foundation referral pad contains a list and locations of several other help desks that may be of interest to you.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5