Helpful Organizations

Helpful Organizations

Free or Reduced Fee Legal Aid


LAF Markham Courthouse Eviction Project
Sixth Municipal District Courthouse
16501 South Kedzie Parkway Markham , IL 60428| View map

Languages: English
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LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation) staffs an eviction help desk at the Markham Courthouse on alternating Mondays. LAF attorneys and volunteers provide advice, brief services and, in some cases, representation in court. Attorneys are introduced by the Judge at the start of the eviction call and then go out into the hallway. Anyone who wishes to talk with the attorney can do so for a limited time in the hallway. Attorneys are happy to review pleadings, talk about the facts of a particular case, or discuss the procedure that landlords must follow to evict a tenant. In very limited circumstances (usually only where there is a subsidized tenancy), the attorney may refer the case for representation to LAF staff attorneys.


Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing
33 N LaSalle
Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60602| View map
Phone: 312-347-7600
TTY: 312-347-7603
Languages: English, Spanish
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Lawyers Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) helps low and moderate income renters in Chicago, including Housing Choice Voucher holders. LCBH accepts clients on a case-by-case basis depending on need and situation.  To qualify for services ALL renters must go through the LCBH intake process.  Eviction cases often move very quickly, so contact our office as soon as possible to allow enough time for us determine if and how we can help.

To find out if LCBH can help you, call 312-784-3527.

We provide FREE legal assistance to renters to help resolve serious housing issues, such as:

·         Eviction (5 day notice/non-payment of rent, alleged criminal activity, leave violations, etc.)

·         Building foreclosure (foreclosure assistance is also available statewide)

·         Housing discrimination

·         Unsafe apartment or building conditions (broken doors or windows, bedbugs, roaches, rats, mice, mold, burst pipes, no heat, leaking roof, etc.)

·         Landlord retaliation because you are trying to solve a problem in the building

·         Utility shut-off by your landlord (heating, water, electricity)
·      Illegal lock-outs
·         Issues with your landlord requiring the help of an attorney
Our staff can protect your rights and will work with you to reach the best solution for your situation in terms that you understand and meet with your approval.
LCBH also offers statewide assistance to tenants in foreclosure through the Tenants in Foreclosure Help Line and Help Desk.
If you are a renter living in a foreclosed building or condo, regardless of income or location in Illinois, LCBH may be able to assist you. In addition to the Help Lines available for renters inside and outside the city of Chicago, there is also a help desk located on the 14th floor of the Richard M. Daley Center located in downtown Chicago. For help desk hours, please call, 312-347-7600.
Tenants in Foreclosure Help Line Numbers:
Chicago:  312-784-3507
Statewide (toll free): 855-207-8347












John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic
28 E. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60604| View map
Phone: 312-786-2267
Languages: English, Spanish
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The Clinic provides legal services in cases of discrimination relating to housing, insurance, affordable housing, and lending.  No income requirements - cases limited to housing and housing related discrimination.


Center for Disability and Elder Law
79 W. Monroe
Suite 919 Chicago, IL 60603| View map
Phone: 312-376-1880
Languages: English, Polish, Spanish
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The Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL) provides high-quality, pro bono legal assistance to persons marginalized by poverty, age and/or disability. CDEL’s organizational structure consists of a modest in-house staff which supports a network of hundreds of volunteer attorneys and paralegals. CDEL volunteers provide legal representation in a wide range of civil practice areas including: guardianship, simple estate planning, landlord/tenant, consumer fraud, civil rights, elder abuse and real estate. CDEL has also developed a number of limited engagement opportunities for those volunteers that are unable to handle cases that require long-term client commitments.

Adult Guardian Help Desk

CDEL also administers the Adult Guardianship Help Desk at the Daley Center. The Help Desk assists persons who will appear without a lawyer in court proceedings for the adjudication of disability for an alleged disabled adult and appointment of a personal guardian. The staff will help you understand the court process and assist you in filling out required court forms. However, the Help Desk does not give legal advice or provide legal representation.

Help Desk services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on all days that the Circuit Court is in session. Help Desk staff does not provide assistance for proceedings in which a guardianship of the estate may be required or if the guardianship proceeding may be contested. Staff will provide referral information to other resources or to private attorney referral services for representation in these cases.


LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation)
120 S. LaSalle St.
Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60603| View map
Phone: 312-341-1070
TTY: 312-431-1206
Toll-free: 800-824-4050
Languages: Chinese/Mandarin, English, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish
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LAF (formerly The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago) provides free civil legal services to individuals and families in Chicago and suburban Cook County who are unable to afford an attorney. Households with limited assets and income at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty line may qualify for free legal help. 

We have higher income limits for homeowners at risk of foreclosure, seniors, veterans, people living with HIV-AIDS, and domestic violence survivors seeking protection from an abuser.

In addition, a person must be a:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Asylee, Refugee, or a person who has been granted Withholding of Removal
  • An Adjustment of Status applicant who also has a U.S. citizen spouse, parent, or child (under 21)
  • A victim of human trafficking
  • A victim of domestic battery (including domestic violence), sexual assault, extreme mental cruelty, or a number of other crimes which are included in the U visa laws

We can provide limited services for

  • H2A (agriculture) or H2B (forestry) workers
  • Lawful temporary residents
  • Individuals seeking assistance under the Hague Convention (related to child abduction)

While we cannot provide legal assistance in all immigration cases, we can talk to you to find out what kind of help you might need, and refer somewhere where we think you can get that help.

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REACH Legal Clinic
Marquette Bank, Second Floor
6151 S. Pulaski Chicago, IL | View map
Phone: (312) 986-4200
Languages: English, Polish, Spanish
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Volunteer attorneys provide advice and referrals in the areas of family, housing, and consumer law issues.

To Make an Appointment: You must call our intake number, (312) 986-4200, during intake hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointment Hours: Hours are second Saturday of every month from 9am to 12pm.

We provide the following services:

Advice and Representation on Family Law Issues

  • Child Support Clinic
  • Advice appointments with an experienced family law attorney
  • Representation for uncontested divorces through its Pro Bono panel

Advice and Representation on Housing and Consumer Issues

  • Eviction defense
  • Protection against creditors' unfair practices


Circuit Court of Cook County Foreclosure Mediation Program
Richard J. Daley Center
50 W. Washington Street
Room 1303 Chicago, IL 60602| View map
Phone: 877.895.2444
TTY: 312.836.5222
Languages: English
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The Circuit Court of Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program provides free assistance to Cook County homeowners in foreclosure.

Homeowners who have received a foreclosure summons should call the toll-free help line at 877.895.2444 (or 312.836.5222 TDD) to schedule a free meeting with a housing counselor – this is the first step in the mediation process. Housing counselors are located at 69 W. Washington and at the Richard J. Daley Center, Room 1303. Walk-in appointments are not available.

After meeting with a housing counselor, homeowners will have the opportunity to meet with an on-site attorney to discuss the housing counselor’s recommendations and prepare for a court date that will determine whether the foreclosure case can be mediated with the lender.

To participate in the mediation program, homeowners must:

  • be residents of Cook County
  • have received a foreclosure summons from the Cook County Court
  • live in the building in foreclosure – which may be a single-family home, single-family condominium or apartment building with four or fewer units.

*Homeowners concerned about their mortgages, but who have not received a summons from the court and are not currently in foreclosure, should consult for a list of available resources.


Loyola Community Law Center
25 E. Pearson St.
Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60611| View map
Phone: 312-915-7830
Languages: English
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The Community Law Center is a legal clinic affiliated with the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The Community Law Center serves low-income persons with a variety of civil legal problems, including disability claims, family law litigation, elder law, and in defense of eviction and consumer debt suits.


CARPLS Municipal Court Advice Desk
Richard J. Daley Center,
50 W. Washington
CL 16 (concourse level) Chicago, IL 60602| View map

Languages: English, Spanish
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The CARPLS Municipal Court Advice Desk provides free legal help to low income individuals with cases pending in the Municipal Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County (under $50,000). Cases include evictions, contracts, small claims, and collections. CARPLS attorneys interview and advise individuals regarding their legal rights and options. Services provided include legal advice, help with the preparation of court documents, and assistance with settlement negotiations. Referrals may also be made to an attorney for representation when necessary.

Hours are 9 am to - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (clients may check into the Resource Center in CL 16 prior to 9 am).



Cabrini Green Legal Aid
740 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642| View map
Phone: 312-738-2452
Languages: English, Spanish
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Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) has strengthened lives, assisted families and supported communities – one person at a time for over 40 years.  CGLA does more than give people a second chance – they are addressing the root causes of unemployment, homelessness, poverty and other challenges that contribute to crime and recidivism.  This is accomplished by combining high-quality legal services with supportive services coordinated through strategic partnerships with social service providers, government agencies, and other legal aid organizations.  Legal representation focuses on those negatively impacted by the criminal justice system through criminal defense work, criminal records work and civil cases that arise from criminal justice system involvement. 

Who We Serve

We serve residents of the City of Chicago in civil and criminal defense cases and residents of Cook County in criminal records cases with a household income within 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL).  In certain cases, we will accept individuals up to 200% of the FPL.  We are not required to and we do not ask about a client’s immigration status. 

Areas of Service 

CGLA provides both criminal and civil legal services, integrated with social work support, to individuals facing barriers stemming from an encounter with the criminal justice system.  We provide services in areas of acute need, including criminal records relief, defense, family and housing law. We partner with scores of law firms, corporate legal departments, and law schools to tap thousands of pro bono hours that multiply our impact.

·         Criminal Records Program: CGLA assists individuals in clearing their arrest and conviction records through a range of legal remedies, including expungement, sealing, clemency, health care waivers, certificates of good conduct, and certificates of relief from disability. The program includes our Help Desks at the Daley Center and the Markham Courthouse, our Criminal Records Corps of trained law students who bring these services to clients of homeless agencies, and individual advice and representation by staff and volunteer attorneys, including for clients of workforce development agencies and other partner organizations that serve people who face these barriers. 

·         Criminal Defense Program: CGLA is the only private agency in Chicago that provides criminal defense services to adults and juveniles throughout the City, positioning CGLA as the sole alternative to the Public Defender’s Office. CGLA’s criminal cases involve those who are unjustly accused, juveniles, those suffering from mental illness, first-time offenders, or others for whom CGLA believes our intervention can make a significant difference in the individual’s life. Each case that CGLA accepts is closely examined to ensure that we are, in fact, the best organization to assist the prospective client.

·         Family Law: CGLA represents individuals in family court, focusing our representation on previously unmarried parties (parentage cases) addressing issues of child support, child custody, child visitation and establishing paternity.  We provide representation to biological parents seeking to discharge guardianship of their children, as well as represent respondents in orders of protection.  We provide direct representation in complex and contested family law cases in our focused areas; legal referrals, advice, and pro-se document support; and community education and training.

·         Housing Law: CGLA’s Housing Law Program focuses on a significant area of need: defending tenants of subsidized housing who are unjustly threatened with eviction or voucher termination based on an allegation of criminal activity by a lease holder, family member, or guest. Additionally, CGLA represents individuals denied admission to subsidized housing based on criminal records.  CGLA’s efforts help prevent homelessness, displacement, and forced neighborhood relocation.

·         Client Support Services: Designed to complement our legal services, this program engages social workers to help growing numbers of our legal clients address challenges relevant to their legal problem as well as overcome barriers to leveraging a legal victory for positive life change.

Expungement Help Desks

-Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington 10th Floor, Room 1006, Chicago, IL

-Markham Courthouse, 16501 Kedzie Avenue, Room 119, Markham, IL

-Juvenile Help Desk, Juvenile Court Building, 1100 S. Hamilton, ground floor (in partnership with LAF)

The Help Desks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and provide a space for a person to receive individualized consultations and pro se document preparation for criminal records services. One must have a current rap sheet to be advised if they have any arrests in the City of Chicago, either as an adult or juvenile.  To obtain a rap sheet, please go to the Chicago Police Department, located at 3510 S. Michigan Avenue. Anyone seeking a rap sheet must first be fingerprinted and pay a $16 fee (juvenile rap sheets, however, are free).  Fingerprints are taken Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Rap sheets can be picked up Monday through Friday the following week (juvenile rap sheets are available the same day). 

At the Help Desks, CGLA staff attorneys and trained volunteers will look at an individual’s rap sheet and research the corresponding court records.  If she/he qualifies, we help fill out the expungement or sealing forms. Individuals who do not qualify for expungement or sealing will be informed about alternative forms of relief from a criminal record and if meets guidelines, will be referred to CGLA or other appropriate legal aid agency.


  • Daley Center Help Desk.  Located in Room 1006 of the Daley Center (50 W. Washington), Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Markham Courthouse Help Desk.  Located in Room 119, every Wednesday from 1000 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Rap sheets are only required if you have been arrested by the Chicago Police Department.
  • Expungement and Sealing Objection Call.  In partnership with Chicago Legal Clinic, we provide legal assistance at the expungement and sealing Court Call at 26th and California on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 p.m. until the call ends.
  • Juvenile Expungement Help Desk.  In collaboration with LAF, we provide juvenile expungement services at the Juvenile Court Building (1100 S. Hamilton) on the ground floor outside the Clerk’s Office, Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

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Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Chicago
17 N. State Street
Suite 1500 Chicago, IL 60602| View map
Phone: 312-212-1520
Languages: Arabic, English, Urdu
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CAIR-Chicago is a local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization and was established to promote an accurate image of Islam and Muslims in America. CAIR-Chicago’s mission is to defend civil rights, fight bigotry, and promote tolerance. The Civil Rights Department counsels, mediates, and advocates on behalf of Muslims and others who have experienced religious discrimination, defamation, or hate crimes. The department works to protect and defend the constitutional rights of Muslims to freely practice their religion and be treated in a non-discriminatory manner.

In addition to pursuing individual complaints of religious discrimination reported to CAIR-Chicago, the Civil Rights Department has implemented several ongoing special projects that target important issues in the diverse Muslim communities. The Citizenship Delay Project works to end the lengthy delays in the citizenship process for Muslims applying for U.S. citizenship. The Employment Discrimination Project assists Muslims facing religious discrimination in the workplace. The Travel Free Project deals with complaints of Muslims encountering problems while traveling. The Police Misconduct Project advocates and represents clients in cases of discriminatory treatment by law enforcement. The FBI Project assists individuals contacted by FBI agents, fully protecting their constitutional rights when being questioned. The Prison Project secures the rights of Muslim inmates to practice their religion freely as well as seeks to ensure that inmates are treated humanely.

If you feel you have been the victim of any form of discrimination because you are Muslim, or because you were mistaken to be Muslim, please contact CAIR-Chicago at 312-212-1520 to see how we can help.


Kane Legal Clinic
1850 West Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608| View map
Phone: 312-666-1331
Toll-free: 312-666-8874
Languages: English
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The Kane Legal Clinic operates out of the Chicago Lighthouse at 1850 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL 60608. We provide free legal services for people with vision impairments who cannot afford a lawyer. Please call 312-666-1331 and ask for Judge Pomaro. In most cases, you will need to come to the clinic, however when you speak to the clinic director by phone, that can be determined. Appointments are generally on Monday or Thursday, but you may leave a message with your problem at any time, and the judge will return your call by the next business day.


Daley Center Pro Se Help Desk
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington
Room 602 Chicago, IL 60602| View map
Phone: (312) 603-5626
Languages: English, Polish, Spanish
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The Pro Se Help Desk provides assistance to individuals representing themselves in Pro Se Court without a lawyer where they are seeking to recover money damages up to $1,500. Typical cases include auto damage, clothing loss or damage, debt collection, and tenant/landlord claims. Those filing a case may visit the Pro Se Help Desk for free assistance in interpreting and filling out court documents. Trained staff members also advise pro se plaintiffs and defendants of any required court fees and provide explanations of how to follow the judge's orders. The staff of the Pro Se Help Desk does not provide legal advice.

Hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Foreign language interpreters are available upon request. To request an interpreter for a language other than Spanish or Polish, please notify the Pro Se Help Desk at 312-603-5626 prior to your arrival.


Self Help Web Center
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington
Room 602 Chicago, IL 60602| View map

Languages: English, Polish, Spanish
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The Self Help Web Center provides free computer workstations at the Daley Center Courthouse where people who cannot find an attorney can access legal resources over the internet in many areas of law.  These internet resources include:

  • Online programs that create court forms
  • Legal information in 25 areas of law, including step-by-step guides, articles, and video trainings
  • A search tool for free and low-cost legal help

The Self-Help Web Center cannot give legal advice, but law students from Chicago-Kent College of Law help people find the information they need.  Hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.


Center on Halsted Legal Program
3656 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60613| View map
Phone: 773-472-6469
TTY: 773-472-1277
Languages: English, Spanish
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The Legal Program at  Center on Halsted provides members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community with referrals to attorneys specializing in areas such as discrimination, adoption, custody, personal injury, criminal cases, harassment, contracts, wills, and bankruptcy. Referrals are made to attorneys who are sensitive to, and experienced in matters related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues.

By appointment only, volunteer attorney's offer free, in person, legal consultations Wednesday evenings at Center on Halsted. This is a setting where LGBTQ people can come speak with a volunteer lawyer one-on-one about specific, immediate needs for specific situations and receive appropriate referrals. For more information about the Legal Program, or to make an appointment, please call 773.472.6469 X 436.

Other services provided at Center on Halsted include support groups for youth and seniors; psychotherapy services; a hotline for HIV and STD concerns; support related to domestic, sexual, and hate violence; LGBTQ cultural competence training for service providers and community organizations; and a range of life-enrichment programs.


Catholic Charities Legal Assistance
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
651 W. Lake Street
Suite 403 Chicago, IL 60661| View map
Phone: 312-948-6821
Languages: English, Spanish
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The mission of Catholic Charities Legal Assistance (CCLA) is to provide access to compassionate and competent legal assistance to the economically disadvantaged in the Chicago area. 

Services provided: CCLA provides legal advice over its Legal Advice Line and evaluates cases for direct representation in the areas of family law, consumer law, housing law, and immigration.  CCLA also provides Legal Educational Seminars,  Referrals to other Legal Aid Organizations, and Access to a Pro Bono Network for limited cases.

Our services are free to low-income clients. Clients who do not qualify for free services may be charged a $25 or $35 fee.

Spanish speaking staff available.

Intake Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Markham Courthouse Help Desk
16501 S. Kedzie Parkway
Next to Courtroom 204 Markham, IL 60428| View map

Languages: English
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The desk is open on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Asian American Legal Services Clinic
4753 North Broadway
Suite 700 Chicago, IL 60640| View map
Phone: (312) 332-1624
Languages: Chinese/Mandarin, English, Japanese, Russian, Vietnamese
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Asian American Legal Services Clinic offers legal services to the pan-Asian, immigrant, refugee, and low-income communities of Chicago. Legal help is free to those living at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level. The Clinic offers legal services to individuals with income above this level for a small fee in the areas of immigration, consumer issues, divorce, child custody, housing, employment, and public assistance. 

A monthly free legal clinic is offered on the first Wednesday of every month in the evening by volunteer attorneys at Asian Human Services' Uptown office.

Clients must provide their own translator.

Please contact Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) to schedule an appointment for the Legal Services Clinic at (312) 332-1624.


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Midwest Center on Law & the Deaf
P.O. Box 804297 Chicago, IL 60680| View map
Phone: 800-894-3653
TTY: 800-894-3654
Languages: English, American Sign Language
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MCLD provides information to the general public on the rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing people, and helps deaf and hard of hearing people find attorneys willing to provide accessible legal services.  If you or a deaf or hard-of-hearing person you know needs a lawyer, please call MCLD to help you find one.


Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
33 North Dearborn
Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60602| View map
Phone: 312-332-1624
Languages: English, Spanish
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CVLS represents low-income Chicagoans with a wide variety of civil legal problems, including divorce, adult and minor guardianships, adoption, tort defense, collection defense, bankruptcy, and landlord-tenant.  CVLS accepts clients whose income is up to 175% of the Federal Poverty guideline.

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Phone: 312-738-9200
Languages: English, Spanish
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CARPLS is an innovative legal aid service that offers an immediate response to the everyday legal problems confronting impoverished families throughout Cook County. Our legal aid hotline and court-based advice desks give low-income clients direct access to experienced attorneys who are trained to quickly assess and respond to a wide range of civil legal problems. CARPLS attorneys resolve over 85% of all cases in-house by providing information, advice and brief services including the preparation and review of legal documents. Clients with more complex needs are referred by CARPLS to a network of specialized legal and social service providers.


Center for Economic Progress - Tax Clinic
567 West Lake Street
Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60661| View map
Phone: 312-252-0280
Languages: English, Spanish
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The Center for Economic Progress - Tax Clinic provides pro bono advice and legal representation to individuals and families that face a controversy with the Internal Revenue Service. The clinic helps taxpayers interpret letters they have received from the IRS regarding their tax returns and helps undocumented immigrants file a tax return even if they do not have a Social Security number.

The clinic also assists taxpayers who have received an examination (audit) notice or who are involved with the Appeals Division of the IRS. Most cases are settled, but if necessary the clinic will represent the taxpayer in the U.S. Tax Court. 

The clinic serves residents of Illinois, Wisconsin and northwest Indiana with incomes at or below 250% of poverty.

Legal Self-Help Center


Markham Courthouse Legal Self-Help Web Center
Cook County Law Library
Basement Room 072
16501 S. Kedzie Parkway Markham, IL 60428| View map
Phone: 708.232.4170
Languages: English
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Private Attorney Referrals


Lesbian & Gay Bar Association of Chicago Lawyer Referral Service
P.O. Box 64933 Chicago, IL 60664| View map
Phone: 312-807-4401
Languages: English
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We provide referrals to GLBT or GLBT-friendly Chicago-area attorneys. Please call 312-807-4401.


Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois Lawyer Referral Service
321 South Plymouth Court Chicago, IL 60604| View map
Phone: 312-554-2045
Languages: English, Spanish
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Our 24-hour answering service provides referrals to private English/Spanish-speaking attorneys with experience in every area of the law.  Please call 312-554-2045.


Cook County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
120 West Madison
Suite 450 Chicago, IL 60602| View map
Phone: 312-630-1157
Languages: English
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Call our office at 312-630-1157, Monday to Friday between 11am and 3pm for referrals to private attorneys.


West Suburban Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
1317 S. First Avenue Maywood, IL 60153| View map
Phone: 708-338-2662
Languages: English
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Persons living in the western suburbs can seek a lawyer with the help of the West Suburban Bar Association, which will refer prospective clients to Members who participate in the program. Members interview prospective clients for a $25 consultation fee, payable to the Association. Members may accept or reject the case and set their own fees.


Northwest Suburban Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
800 East Northwest Highway
Suite 418 Palitine, IL 60074| View map
Phone: 847-221-2601
Languages: English
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Call the Attorney Referral Service to get the name and telephone number of a participating attorney in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago who practices in the area of your need. Callers are responsible for making the appointment with the attorney and will receive a one half-hour consultation for a charge of $25.00, which is due at the time of the consultation.

Or go to the Public Access Directory on our website for a listing of attorneys and the areas in which they concentrate.

Illinois State Bar Association
424 South Second Street Springfield, IL 62701| View map
Phone: 217-525-5297 (LAWS)
Toll-free: 800-922-8757
Languages: English
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Illinois Lawyer Finder is the Illinois State Bar Association's lawyer directory. This online referral service is designed to serve everyone who can afford the services of a lawyer. If you prefer a telephone referral please call Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We charge no referral fee, and our operators can put you in touch with a lawyer in your area who has agreed to provide an initial consultation for no more than $25 for the first half-hour.


Chicago Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
321 South Plymouth Court Chicago, IL 60604| View map
Phone: 312-554-2001
TTY: 312-554-2055
Languages: Chinese/Mandarin, English, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
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The Chicago Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service refers clients to private attorneys who have been screened for experience in more than 45 areas of law, such as: criminal and juvenile law, personal injury, estate planning and trusts, and domestic relations. In addition, the LRS offers a broad range of attorneys in various practices who speak foreign languages including Spanish, Lithuanian, German, Japanese, Chinese and many others. Lawyer referrals are available through the web site or by phone Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


South Suburban Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
4849 167TH St Oak Forest, IL 60452-4528| View map
Phone: (708) 633-9700
Languages: English
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The South Suburban Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service provides referrals to lawyers in the south suburbs of Cook County, Illinois. Lawyers handle cases at the Bridgeview and Markham courthouses, and at the Daley Center in downtown Chicago.