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Legal aid attorneys, volunteers, staff members, and pro bono attorneys manage a variety of client needs. Increasingly, client needs result in legal aid professionals creating, using or referring clients to alternative dispute resolution systems. The rapid pace of legal aid offices demands that legal aid professionals have a working knowledge of available ADR systems in their area and how their clients can access them. In some cases, legal aid professionals will represent clients in an ADR process, including, but not limited to, child custody mediation, foreclosure conciliation, or landlord/tenant mediation. These resources are intended to equip legal aid professionals to better serve their clients with and in ADR systems.

Resources describing the advantages of ADR for low-income clients

Resources for Legal Aid Advocacy and Mediation

Resources for Pro Bono Attorneys and Program Coordinators

Resources for Illinois-specific legal issues and ADR

Resources for Specific Areas of Law