Legal Services

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Illinois Free Legal Answers
Illinois Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal clinic. You can ask a question on a secure website, and a lawyer will email you the answer. You can ask about any civil (non-criminal) legal problem, including questions about family, divorce, custody, housing, eviction, homelessness, consumer rights, financial, work, employment, unemployment, health and disability, civil rights, income maintenance, juvenile and education law.

Legal Aid Chicago
(312) 341-1070
Legal Aid Chicago offers free representation in civil legal matters.

(312) 738-9200
CARPLS operates a free telephone hotline where people talk directly to attorneys who offer legal advice and assistance.

A Guide to Free and Affordable Legal Help in the Chicago Area
A guide to free and affordable legal help in the Chicago area, provided by the Circuit Board of Cook County. This guide will also help you find free online legal information and court forms, fee-based lawyer referral services, court-based help desks, and other resources for people without lawyers.

Chicago Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(312) 554-2001
This is the largest private lawyer referral service serving Chicago and Cook County.

Fair Housing Legal Clinic at UIC
The Clinic serves clients in the Chicago metropolitan area who have been illegally denied housing because of discrimination under federal, state, and local fair housing laws and ordinances.

Greater Chicago Legal Clinic
(312) 726-2938
GCLC offers a variety of programs and services to meet the legal needs of underserved individuals and families in Greater Chicago. We provide quality legal representation to help with a range of legal issues. Services are free or offered on a sliding scale.