One Chicago group that's benefiting from the downturn: legal aid organization

, The National Law Journal

The Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services, a Chicago legal aid organization, is one group in the legal industry that's actually benefiting from the economic downturn. The organization has seen a surge in interest from lawyers who are unemployed and want to volunteer. CARPLS attracted more than 100 applications during a single week last month after it advertised for licensed lawyer volunteers to handle hotline calls in a new program that starts this month.

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