Volunteering pro bono with FDLA!
*Important Note: as of March 1, 2019 we are transitioning all of our calls to the public defender’s 24-hour stationhouse representation unit, the result of a 20+ year effort and a victory for custodial suspects in Chicago. You can read the history of this struggle for human rights HERE.
We expect to have new pro bono opportunities for attorney volunteers in upcoming months, but at the moment, we will not be conducting any more stationhouse trainings.
For more on the logistics of accessing counsel in police custody in 2019 under the new model see Answers to Frequently Asked Questions HERE.
Non-attorneys: You can volunteer too–get in touch to get involved in our Know Your Rights outreach!
FDLA’s Know Your Rights Education Campaigns conduct street outreach, workshops, leadership development and multimedia to build the hope, skills, and knowledge necessary for people to access their constitutional rights when in contact with police.