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.
Prisoner Issues

Equip for Equality

(312) 341-0022 
(800) 537-2632 voice
(800) 610-2779 TTY

Northwestern University School of Law
Bluhm Legal Clinic, Center on Wrongful Convictions
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3069
Phone: (312)503-8576
Fax:     (312)503-8977
TDD:    (312)503-4472

Languages: English and Spanish
Call in hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Representation for:
  • adult criminal cases in Cook County (case-by-case basis; fees apply)
  • juvenile delinquency
  • juvenile record expungement
  • immigration claims for women and children fleeing violence
  • investor protection
  • removal of juvenile names from Illinois Sex Offender Registry
  • start-up businesses/nonprofit groups (modest fee)
  • wrongful convictions of inmates currently serving time (no post-release work or sentence reduction)

Uptown People’s Law Center
(773) 769-1411

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