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.
Landlord-Tenant / Eviction


Cabrini Green Legal Aid

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


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

Hours: Mon. & Wed.      9:00am - 7:30pm
           Tue., Thu., Fri.  9:30am  - 4:30pm

Center for Conflict Resolution Eviction Mediation

Mediators from the Center for Conflict Resolution provide trained mediators to litigants in eviction matters. Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process where an impartial mediator helps parties generate ideas to settle their conflict. Mediation services are provided to parties free of charge, and are provided at the times and locations listed below.

Richard J. Daley Center
50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602
When: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00

Fifth Municipal District Courthouse
10220 S. 76th Avenue, Bridgeview, IL 60455
When: Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. &
Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sixth Municipal District Courthouse
16501 S. Kedzie Parkway., Markham, IL 60426
When: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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

Charges fees based on ability to pay

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
33 N. Dearborn, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 332-1624
www.cvls.org

Re: Eviction/Landlord-Tenant, represents both landlords and tenants

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.


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.

Uptown People’s Law Center
(773) 769-1411
www.uplcchicago.org

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