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Help Squad: Consumers can file lawsuits and other legal documents online —some free via an online fee waiver
Chicago Tribune - June 13, 2018

Colpoys to leave Illinois Legal Aid Online for ‘adventure’ at start-up
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - April 17, 2018

Help Squad: Is bankruptcy right for you? And what kind?
Chicago Tribune - January 3, 2018

Help Squad: Is small claims court an option?
Chicago Tribune - November 2, 2017

Technology pairs lawyers with those who need them most
WBEZ - May 22, 2017
Program Director Teri Ross talks with Morning Shift about the Illinois Bar Foundation-funded Legal Answers pro bono program and the future of legal aid.

Case study: Illinois Legal Aid Online
Legal Services Corporation - May 2017

Free online legal service goes bilingual
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - March 3, 2017
Spanish speakers in Illinois now have 24-7 access to more than 300 articles, videos, and interactive forms for free, understandable legal information, thanks to the new Spanish-language version of Illinois Legal Aid Online.

Illinois Legal Aid Online earns praise as the best website of its kind in the country
ABA Journal - March 2017
If Oscars were awarded for legal aid, Lisa Colpoys might be working on her acceptance speech.

Free Virtual Legal Advice Service Starts
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - October 19, 2016
Illinois Legal Aid Online launched a virtual legal clinic Tuesday as part of a nationwide effort backed by the American Bar Association to improve access to justice.

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Press Releases

July 18, 2017 - Partnership Increases Access to Immigration Services for Illinois Families

July 13, 2017 - Free Online Portal Empowers Crime Victims with Comprehensive Legal Help

February 24, 2017 - Reliable, Online Legal Help for Spanish Speakers is Here

February 24, 2017 - Ayuda Confiable en Línea Gente de Habla Hispana, Ahora Disponible

August 4, 2016 - New Website Connects People to Help When They Can't Afford a Lawyer

June 13, 2016 - Illinois Bar Foundation Promotes Innovation with Three-year $105,000 Grant to Illinois Legal Aid Online

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June 2018:

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April 2018: Form Library Extreme Makeover Edition

March 2018: Sparking Connections!

February 2018: Are you ready for tax season?

January 2018: A new year, a new chance to make a difference!

End of 2017: The new year brings law changes!

December 2017: Happy holidays from ILAO!

November 2017: A time for thanks

October 2017: Do good - do pro bono!

September 2017: Free help with DACA renewal

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