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.
Public Benefits


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

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

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
(312) 641-4140
(800) 940-1119 toll free
www.chicagohomeless.org

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

Charges fees based on ability to pay

Equip for Equality

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


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

John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Clinic
(312) 427-2737
www.jmls.edu/veterans

Veteran benefit claims

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

Legal Council for Health Justice
(312) 427-8990
www.legalcouncil.org
  • For individuals with or impacted by HIV/AIDS
  • Employment discrimination based on HIV/AIDS

The Community Law Project
(312) 630-9744
www.clccrul.org/community-law-project/

Small businesses and non-profits

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

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