Free/Low Cost Legal Services

Local organizations that offer free or low cost legal services are listed below.

To find organziations that can address your legal question or issue, select from the topics at right.


Access Living
(312) 640-2100 voice
(800) 613-8549 toll free
(312) 640-2169 TTY
(888) 253-7003 toll free TTY
www.accessliving.org

Bankruptcy Desk

Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30
(312) 435-6032


Between Friends

Third Municipal District Courthouse
2121 Euclid, Lower Level
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Advocates from the “Between Friends” social service agency assist petitioners seeking orders of protection.


Cabrini Green Legal Aid

740 North Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 738-2452
www.cgla.net


CARPLS
(312) 738-9200
www.carpls.org

Center for Conflict Resolution Small Claims Mediation
Third Municipal District Courthouse
2121 Euclid
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008
Courtroom 206
Hours: Friday only, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Mediators from the Center for Conflict Resolution provide trained mediators to litigants in Small Claims, Pro Se Court.

Chicago Bar Association Bar Attorney Program
(312) 554-2001 voice
(312) 554-2055 TTY
www.chicagobar.org

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
(312) 641-4141
(800) 940-1119 toll free
www.chicagohomeless.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
33 N. Dearborn, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 332-1624
www.cvls.org

Court Facilitator Program

Third Municipal District Courthouse
2121 Euclid
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008

Domestic Relations Courtroom
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Parentage/Parentage Courtroom
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon


Domestic Violence Advocates Office
Maywood Courthouse
1500 Maybrook Drive
Maywood, Illinois 60153
2nd floor
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Advocates assist petitioners in filling out court forms seeking orders of protection.

Equip for Equality

(312) 341-0022 se habla español
(800) 537-2632 voice
(800) 610-2779 TTY
www.equipforequality.org


Federal Defender Program
(312) 621-8300

First Defense Legal Aid
Call 1 (800) LAW-REP4
or   1 (800) 529-7374
Before appointment of a lawyer
www.first-defense.org

Health & Disability Advocates
(312) 223-9600 voice
(866) 584-8750 TTY
www.hdadvocates.org

Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf
1 (800) 894-3653 voice
1 (800) 894-3564 TTY
www.mcld.org

Pro Bono Attorney Program

Fifth Municipal District Courthouse
10220 South 76th Avenue
Bridgeview, Illinois 60453
Lower Level, Cafeteria
Tuesdays only, 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Phone: (708) 371-4930

Legal assistance provided by the Southwest Suburban Bar Association

for:

  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Small claims matters
  • Filing of wills
  • Orders of protection
  • Expungement paperwork review
  • Limited matters relating to divorce/custody/parentage 

Referrals to an attorney also available.

The Pro Bono attorney cannot represent clients in court.


Pro Se Court Program

Third Municipal District Courthouse
2121 Euclid
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008
Area outside of Courtroom 206
Hours: Friday only, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteer attorneys from the Northwest Bar Association assist pro se litigants (people without lawyers) with preparation of documents and answer general questions regarding:

  • small claims;
  • landlord/tenant matters; and
  • other civil cases.

Volunteer Attorney Program

Maywood Courthouse
1500 Maybrook Drive
Maywood, Illinois 60153

Hours: Mondays, only while court is in session

A volunteer attorney from the West Suburban Bar Association
is available in court to assist pro se litigants in drafting court orders in civil matters.


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