As we head into the 2012 New Year, are you in need of free legal advice or legal assistance in Chicago? Did you know there are a number of free legal services available to you in Chicago (click at bottom for more info). Some of the larger free legal service providers are as follows:
- The Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago handles all matters except class actions, criminal, environmental, real estate, probate and tax. Their general intake number is (312) 341-1070.
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services has many neighborhood offices, and handles all matters except criminal, civil rights and environmental. They can be reached at (312) 332-1624.
Chicago Legal Clinic has offices in Pilsen, Roseland, Austin and South. Their number is (773) 731-1762. They handle all issues except civil rights, immigration and tax. They can help you even if you do not qualify for free services by giving you services based on the amount you can pay.
The Legal Aid Bureau handles only family law matters. Their number is (312) 986-4200.
For residents of suburban Cook County, assistance is available through Cook County Legal Assistance at (847) 475-3703.