FREE Legal Services in Chicago

Free Legal Services in Chicago:


The Chicago Bar Association provides this information on free legal service programs for people in Cook County.    There are almost forty programs which offer such services if you qualify based on your income. The areas in which they can help you include landlord/tenant, divorce, employment, government benefits, and debt. To see a listing of all these programs’s locations and areas of service, send an email to and request a of “Where to go for Legal Assistance in Chicago.”free legal services in chicago
Some of the larger 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.

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