Database of pro bono, free and low-cost legal services in Chicago, IL.

An individual who has a legal issue with merit must pass a MEANS TEST in order to qualify for free legal help in the State of Illinois.

The means test will determine if a person has a low income or if the maximum monthly income income is currently below the national average for the number of people in the household or maybe no income at all that would allow to receive legal assistance for free by an attorney referred by the law society of the state.

If you are charged with a crime and cannot afford an attorney, the U.S. constitution guarantees free legal help in these cases. The court will appoint a private attorney or a public defender paid with funds from the county. 

There are also pro bono and legal aid programs that provide free legal help for the poor in civil (non-criminal) situations.


AIDS Legal Council of Chicago 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2110 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: (312) 427‘8990 Civil Rights, Education, Estate Planning and Health Care

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area 321 S. Plymouth Ct. Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 775‘2044 Immigration

Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic 704 N. Milawukee Chicago, IL 60642 Phone: (312) 738‘2452 Consumer, Criminal, Divorce and Family

Chicago Legal Clinic Pro Bono Program 2938 E 91st St. Chicago, IL 60617 Phone: (773) 731‘1762 Bankruptcy, Civil Rights, Consumer and Divorce

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation 33 North Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: (312) 332‘1624 Bankruptcy, Civil Rights, Consumer and Criminal

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers 70 East Lake St. Chicago, IL 60601-5950 Phone: (312) 675‘0912 Civil Rights, Divorce, Family and Juvenile

Chicago Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. 100 North LaSalle St. Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: (312) 630‘9744 Civil Rights, Education, Employment and Health Care

Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) 11 E Adams St, Ste 500 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: (312) 922‘6464 Consumer, Elder, Employment and Juvenile

Civil Court Clinic for Orders of Protection Pro Bono Advocates 28 N Clark, Ste 630 Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: (312) 827‘2420 Criminal, Divorce and Family

First Defense Free Legal Aid Chicago 5100 West Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60644 Phone: (800) 529‘7374 Criminal

Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois 321 South Plymouth Court, Suite #600 Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 554‘2045 Immigration

Lambda Legal 105 W. Adams Chicago, IL 60603-6208 Phone: (312) 663‘4413 Civil Rights

Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing, Inc. 33 North LaSalle Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: (312) 347‘7600 Real Estate

Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc. 710 N Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60611 Phone: (312) 908‘4463 Bankruptcy, Civil Rights, Education and Employment

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago 120 S. LaSalle Ste 900 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: (312) 341‘1070 Bankruptcy, Civil Rights, Consumer and Criminal

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. 350 South Schmale Road, #150  Carol Stream, IL 60188 Phone: (630) 690‘2130 Bankruptcy, Civil Rights, Consumer and Criminal

The Law Project 100 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: (312) 939‘3638 Business, Municipal and Real Estate

The Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU, Inc. 150 N Michigan Ave, Ste 600 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: (312) 201‘9740 Civil Rights and Health Care

Worker Rights Center, Chicago Interfaith Commitee on Worker Issues 1020 N. Bryn Mawr. Ave. 4th Floor Chicago, IL 60660 Phone: (773) 728‘8400 Employment

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