Legal Resources

A growing list of places to begin your search for answers.

Illinois Legal Aid: Get Legal Help Tool - We recommend starting here.

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ABA Free Legal Answers
Online pro bono program that matches low-income clients with volunteer lawyers, who agree to provide brief answers online for free.

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Administer Justice

A Christian legal services nonprofit that provides low cost or pro bono legal services to those who cannot afford an attorney.

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Cabrini Green Legal Aid

This criminal records program aims to clear or mitigate clients’ criminal records through expungement and sealing, petitions, pardons, certificates and waivers.

IL Court Help

Illinois Court Help is a free service from the Illinois Courts that helps connect you to the information you need to go to court.

Illinois Legal Aid Online

Learn about Illinois law and take action with free legal forms, referrals and clear information on issues dealing with family, housing, debt, work, and more.

Legal Aid Chicago Cook County residents only

Legal Aid Chicago provides free civil legal services to people living in poverty in Cook County.

Prairie State Legal Services Will County residents only

Prairie State Legal Services is an organization that offers free legal services for low income persons and those age 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them.