Free/Low Cost Legal Services

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

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


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


Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
(773) 244-2230
www.caase.org

Chicago Legal Clinic
(773) 731-1762
www.clclaw.org

Charges fees based on ability to pay

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.

LAF (formerly Legal Assistance Foundation)
(312) 341-1070
www.lafchicago.org

  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Public benefits, employment discrimination and special education
  • Evictions and voucher terminations for people with Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers and people living in public housing or project-based Section 8 housing
  • Juvenile expungement

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.


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