(20 ILCS 3955/11)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 711)
The Legal Advocacy Service shall make available counsel for
eligible persons by referral or by contracting
for legal services to the extent practicable. The Legal Advocacy Service
shall make a good faith effort to assist eligible persons to engage private
counsel, and to contact private counsel for eligible persons whose
disabilities limit their capacity to independently contact private
counsel. If the Legal Advocacy
Service is unable to so make available counsel, it shall provide
attorneys in its own employ.
Taking into consideration the availability of private counsel in the
eligible person's local area, the Commission shall establish, by rule, the
standards and procedures by which it will attempt to assist eligible
persons to engage private counsel.
(Source: P.A. 84-1358.)