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Free, Pro-bono, or other low-cost legal services.

Legal Council for Health Justice
180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2110
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-427-8990
Service Area(s): (formerly AIDS Legal Council of Chicago - People living with HIV/AIDS, low-to-moderate income clients in Cook County; Social Security cases, discrimination issues, insurance problems, public benefit issues, bankruptcy, employment discrimination; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Asian Human Services
4753 N. Broadway, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-728-2235
Service Area(s): direct legal services to primarily low income Asian immigrants and refugees in the areas of personal well-being and family law, such as immigration, divorce, child custody, housing, employment, and public assistance.

Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic
740 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312-738-2452
Service Area(s): housing law, family law, criminal matters; intake by phone. Center for

Disability and Elder Law
79 W. Monroe Street, Suite 919
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-376-1880
Service Area(s): persons with disabilities and senior citizens (age 60 or older); civil matters such as ADA cases, bankruptcy, debt collection, consumer fraud, elder law, family law, public benefits, housing matters, wills/probate; intake by phone.

Centro Romero
6216 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Service Area(s): immigration assistance to Latino immigrants; walk-ins accepted.

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM)
70 East Lake St., Suite 1120
Chicago, IL 60601-5950
Phone: 312-675-0912
Service Area(s): incarcerated or formerly incarcerated mothers; family law cases only; intake by phone or in person. Volunteer lawyers conduct law classes at the Cook County Jail, Decatur Correctional Center, Lincoln Correctional Center, Dwight Correctional Center, Fox Valley Work Release Center, and the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.

Chicago Legal Clinic
Phone: 773-731-1762
Service Area(s): bankruptcy, guardianship, adoption, domestic violence, landlord/tenant matters, tort defense, contract law, wills, immigration, substantive foreclosure representation, Social Security disability benefits, real estate transactions, debt elimination, expungement/clemency/sealing.

2938 E. 91st Street
Chicago, Illinois 60617
(773) 731-1762
1914 S. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608
(312) 226-2669
118 N. Central Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60644
(773) 854-1610
118 N. Central Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60644
(773) 854-1610
211 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 750
Chicago, Illinois 60606
(312) 726-2938
Richard J. Daley Center
Rm. CL-16 and Rm. CL-24
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
100 N. LaSalle St., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-332-1624
Service Area(s): civil cases, general practice (low income), bankruptcies, divorce, guardianship, adoption, tort defense, collection defense, landlord/tenant.

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.
100 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-630-9744
Service Area(s): civil rights and economic justice matters, including: hate crime prevention and response; employment discrimination litigation; affordable housing development efforts, fair housing complaints and fair mortgage lending advocacy and litigation; and support for a broad range of economic development activity in Chicago, including free legal services to individuals using small businesses/micro-enterprises as strategies to achieve self-sufficiency.

Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services  (CARPLS)
17 N. State St.
Suite 1850
Chicago, IL 60602
Hotline: 312-738-9200
Service Area(s): family law, consumer fraud, landlord/tenant matters, bankruptcy, debt collection cases, garnishments, contract law, housing discrimination, disability law, Medicare/Medicaid cases, elder law, veterans’ matters; intake via hotline 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with hours extended on Wednesday until 7:30 p.m.

DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service
126 S. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-653-6212
Service Area(s): family law, appellate advocacy, bankruptcy, guardianship, adoption, wills, not-forprofit corporate advice for charities serving low-income persons, tort defense, collection defense, criminal misdemeanor, Social Security cases.

Equip for Equality
20 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-341-0022
Voice: 800-537-2632
TTY: 800-610-2779
Se Habla Español and other languages
American Sign Language (ASL)
Service Area(s): Discrimination, special education, advocacy in the areas of community integration, self-determination, and safety from abuse and neglect.

Illinois Legal Aid Online
Service Area: Provides those who cannot afford a lawyer with easy to use legal information, selfhelp instructions, interactive forms and referrals to free legal services.

James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
1123 Emerson, Suite 203
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-492-1410
Service Area(s): free legal representation and social work services to Evanston youth in the following areas: juvenile delinquency; adult felony and misdemeanor (21 and under); school advocacy (discipline and special education); code violations; and criminal records expungement.

Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, Inc.
100 W. Monroe, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-347-7600
Service Area(s): landlord/tenant matters, unsafe housing, evictions, lockouts, utility shutoffs; potential cases reviewed twice weekly.


State of IL - Circuit Court of Cook County

Free / Low Cost Legal Services

Worker Rights Center, Chicago Interfaith Committee On Worker Issues
1020 N. Bryn Mawr 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60660-4627
Phone: 773 728-8400

First Defense Legal Aid
3645 West Chicago Avenue #240
Chicago, IL 60651
Phone: 773-826-6550, Intake Phone: 800-529-7374

Midwest Immigrant And Human Rights Center (MIHRC)
208 S LaSalle St 1818
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-660-1370, Phone: 312-660-1370

Lawyers' Committee For Better Housing, Inc. (Attorney Of The Day Eviction Defense Program)
220 S. State Street 1700
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-347-7600

1279 N Milwaukee Ave, Suite 407
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 773-572-3200

10 W 35th Street, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312-949-5390
Call this office to set up interviews in Roseland.

WEST SIDE OFFICE (including West Suburbs)
3333 W Arthington Avenue, 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60624
Phone: 773-312-7900
Call this office for interviews at the following locations:

Community Economic Development Law Project Of Chicago Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law
188 W Randolph St Ste 2103
Chicago, IL 60601-3004
Phone: 312-939-3638

Civil Court Clinic for Orders of Protection Pro Bono Advocates
28 N Clark Ste 630
Chicago, IL 60602-1310
Phone: 312-827-2420

South West Council on Aging ("SWCA")
111 Harris, La Grange

111 West Jackson Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604-3502
Phone: 312-341-1070

Community Economic Development Law Project Of Chicago Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law
188 W Randolph St Ste 2103
Chicago, IL 60601-3004
Phone: 312-939-3638

Center For Disability & Elder Law (CDEL)
710 N Lake Shore Dr 300
Chicago, IL 60611-3006
Phone: 312-908-4463

Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
One North Dearborn
Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60602
Intake: 312-986-4200
Service Area(s): the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services provides free legal services in consumer, domestic violence, family law, housing issues, elder abuse and financial exploitation.  To make an appointment, call the Intake Line Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – noon or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Spanish language assistance is available.

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
120 S. LaSalle, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-341-1070
Service Area(s): family law, public aid matters, Social Security, migrant issues, domestic violence and housing work.

Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy
20 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-408-1210
Service Area(s): domestic violence cases (Cook County), divorce, orders of protection, custody cases; intake by phone 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; no walk-ins accepted.

The Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
555 W. Harrison St.
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-325-9155
24-Hour: 877-863-6338
Service Area: domestic violence cases/civil orders of protection for low-income residents of Cook County; walk-ins accepted from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Uptown People’s Law Center
4413 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-769-1411
Service Area(s): public aid, disability law, evictions.

Service Area(s): civil legal services to low-income and indigent residents of Will County; intake via telephone.

Fox Valley Office
1024 West Main
St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: 630-232-9415
Toll Free: 800-942-4612
Joliet Office
5 West Jefferson St., LL
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: 815-727-5123
Rockford Office
303 North Main Street
Suite 600
Rockford, IL 61101
Phone: 815-965-2902
Toll Free: 800-892-2985
Waukegan Office
325 West Washington Street, #100
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: 847-662-6925
Toll Free: 800-942-3940
Wheaton Office
400 West Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-690-2130
Toll Free: 800-690-2130
McHenry Office
5320 W. Elm Street
McHenry, IL 60050
Phone: 815-344-9113
Toll Free: 877-480-3020


The Employment Law Group

Laws, Resources & Statutes that Protect Employees

Workplace Champions Protecting your Civil Rights

The Employment Law Group® law firm represents employees who stand up to wrongdoing in the workplace. Our attorneys champion the victims of discrimination and illegal treatment; those who face retaliation for reporting wrongdoing; and those who blow the whistle on fraud by their employers. We also represent government employees in personnel matters, including security clearances; help to negotiate employment contracts; and handle immigration matters. We accept clients Nationwide, and have offices in Washington, DC, and California. Click below for more information on our specific practice areas. Read more: