Our office cannot offer legal advice or assistance, but many clinics and not-for-profit organizations in our community offer free or low-cost legal services.
Access Living: Specializes in civil rights of persons with disabilities. Visit www.accessliving.org or call 312-640-2100.
Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services: Legal aid hotline providing legal advice and referrals to Cook County Residents. Visit the website at www.CARPLS.org or call the hotline at 312-738-9200.
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless-Law Project: Receive assistance in housing discrimination cases or homelessness issues. Call 312-437-4548 or visit www.chicagohomeless.org.
Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: Legal aid in employment and housing discrimination and hate crimes can be obtained by calling 312-630-9744 or visiting www.clccrul.org.
Chicago Legal Aid Clinic: Low-cost legal services are providing on a sliding scale based on ability to pay and are offered in Spanish and English. Visit www.clclaw.org, call 773-731-1762 or email.
Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, University of Chicago Law School: Receive assistance in employment discrimination cases. Call 773-702-9611 or visit www.law.uchicago.edu/mandel.
Equip for Equality: Legal aid for persons with disabilities. Call 312-341-0022 or visit www.equipforequality.org.
Illinois Legal Aid Online: Provides Illinois residents with user-friendly online legal resources and interactive forms. Visit www.IllinoisLegalAid.org to browse these resources.
John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic: John Marshall Law School can assist residents in housing discrimination cases. Contact JMLS at 312-786-2267 or www.jmls.edu/fairhousingcenter.
Lambda Legal: The Legal Help Desk helps LGBT community members with legal information and assistance with discrimination related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and HIV status. Lambda legal may take on representation or may refer individuals to another organization that can provide assistance. Visit the Legal Help Desk online or by calling 312-663-4413.
Lawyers Committee for Better Housing: Legal aid in housing discrimination, landlord-tenant issues and other housing law. Call 312-347-7600 or visit www.lcbh.org.
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago: Offers free legal services to low-income residents and seniors in Cook County. You can reach them at www.LAFChicago.org or 312-341-1070.
Low Cost Legal Aid: Please click here for additional resources.
Metropolitan Tenants Organization: Call the tenants’ rights hotline at 773-292-4988. For more information visit www.tenants-rights.org.
Mexican-American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF): MALDEF defends the civil rights of Mexican-Americans. Call 312-427-0701 or visit www.maldef.org.