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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
188 W. Randolph St.
Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60601-3005
Phone: 312-427-8990
Fax: 312-427-8419
E-mail Address:
Web Address:
Service Area(s): people living with HIV/AIDS, low-to-moderate income clients in Cook County; Social Security cases, discrimination issues, insurance problems, public benefit issues, bankruptcy, employment discrimination; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

American Jewish Congress Legal Clinic
Bernard Horwich Jewish Community Center
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 312-332-7355
Fax: 312-332-2814
Intake: 847-679-8289
E-mail Address:
Web Address:
Service Area(s): civil matters such as family law, bankruptcy, and discrimination; appointment only, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., every other Wednesday

Asian Human Services
4753 N. Broadway
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-728-2235
Fax: 773-728-4751
E-mail Address:
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Service Area(s): direct legal services to primarily low income Asian immigrants and refugees in the areas of personal well-being and family law, such as immigration, divorce, child custody, housing, employment, and public assistance

Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic
206 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-266-1345
Fax: 312-266-7417
E-mail Address: N/A
Web Address:
Service Area(s): housing law, family law, criminal matters; intake by phone

Center for Disability and Elder Law
79 W. Monroe Street
Suite 919
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-376-1880
Fax: 312-376-1885
E-mail Address: N/A
Web Address: N/A
Service Area(s): persons with disabilities and senior citizens (age 60 or older); civil matters such as ADA cases, bankruptcy, debt collection, consumer fraud, elder law, family law, public benefits, housing matters, wills/probate; intake by phone

Centro Romero
6216 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-508-5300
Fax: 773-508-5399
E-mail Address:
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Service Area(s): immigration assistance to Latino immigrants; walk-ins accepted

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM)
220 S. State St.
Suite 830
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-332-5537
Fax: 312-332-2570
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Service Area(s): incarcerated or formerly incarcerated mothers; family law cases only; intake by phone or in person. Volunteer lawyers conduct law classes at the Cook County Jail and for the Illinois Department of Correction inmates.

Chicago Legal Clinic
2938 E. 91st St.
Chicago, IL 60617
Phone: 773-731-1762
Fax: 773-731-4264
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Service Area(s): bankruptcy, guardianship, adoption, domestic violence, landlord/tenant matters, tort defense, contract law, wills, immigration

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
100 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-332-1624
Fax: 312-332-1460
Intake: 312-332-1624
E-mail Address:
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Service Area(s): civil cases, general practice (low income), bankruptcies, divorce, guardianship, adoption, tort defense, collection defense, landlord/tenant

Community Economic Development Law Project
188 W. Randolph
Suite 2103
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-939-3638
Fax: 312-427-6172
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Service Area(s): non-profit community-based organizations focused on housing and economic development, and individuals pursuing small business development with the goal of economic self-sufficiency

Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS)
Fax: 312-223-1522
Hotline: 312-738-9200 (English); 312-421-4478 (Español)
E-mail Address:
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Service Area(s): family law, consumer fraud, landlord/tenant matters, bankruptcy, debt collection cases, garnishments, contract law, housing discrimination, disability law, Medicare/Medicaid cases, elder law, veterans’ matters; intake via hotline 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with hours extended on Wednesday until 7:30 p.m.

DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service
126 S. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-653-6212
Fax: 630-653-6317
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Service Area(s): family law, appellate advocacy, bankruptcy, guardianship, adoption, wills, not-for-profit corporate advice for charities serving low-income persons, tort defense, collection defense, criminal misdemeanor, Social Security cases; 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, Inc.
100 W. Monroe
Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-347-7600
Fax: 312-347-7604
E-mail Address:
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Service Area(s): landlord/tenant matters, unsafe housing, evictions, lockouts, utility shutoffs; potential cases reviewed twice weekly

Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services
14 E. Jackson Blvd.
15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-986-4015
Midway Center
3843 W/ 63 St.
Chicago, IL 60629
Phone: 773-884-2290
Calumet Center
235 E. 103 St.
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: 773-371-3697
Fax: 312-986-4016
Intake: 312-986-4200
E-mail Address:
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Service Area(s): The Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services provides free legal services in consumer, tenant-landlord, and housing law to low-income residents living in the areas served by the Calumet Center and the Midway Center of Metropolitan Family Services. Services include, but are not limited to, landlord-tenant disputes, code compliance, representation of Section 8 tenants facing eviction or conditions issues, payday loan abuse, defense against illegal debt collection, foreclosures. We do not take bankruptcy cases, but will make referrals.

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
111 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-341-1070
Fax: 312-341-1041
E-mail Address:
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Service Area(s): family law, public aid matters, Social Security, migrant issues, domestic violence

Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy
20 E. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: 312-408-1210
Fax: 312-408-1223
E-mail Address:
Web Address:
Service Area(s): domestic violence cases (Cook County), divorce, orders of protection, custody cases; intake by phone 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; no walk-ins accepted

Midwest Immigrants Rights Center
208 S. LaSalle St.
Suite 1818
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-660-1370
Fax: 312-660-1505
Intake: 312-629-1960
E-mail Address: NA
Web Address: NA
Service Area(s): low-to-moderate income immigrants; immigration matters such as Visa processing, naturalization, deportation defense, asylum; intake by appointment only, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays

Pro Bono Advocates
28 N. Clark St.
Suite 630
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-827-2420
Fax: 312-827-2425
24-Hour: 877-863-6338
E-mail Address:
Web Address:
Service Area(s): domestic violence cases/civil orders of protection for low-income residents of Cook County; walk-ins accepted from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday

Uptown Peoples Law Center
4413 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-769-1411
Fax: 773-769-2224
E-mail Address: NA
Web Address: NA
Service Area(s): public aid, disability law, evictions

Will County Legal Assistance Program
5 E. Van Buren St.
Suite 310
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: 815-727-5123
Fax: 815-727-5152
E-mail Address: NA
Web Address: NA
Service Area(s): civil legal services to low-income and indigent residents of Will County; intake via telephone


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