Chicago Legal Clinic

How To Get Legal Help

You're At The Right Place

Not sure where to start? Here’s our simple process:

  1. Call our intake specialists at 773-731-1762, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM.
  2. Provide some basic information about your legal issue to our intake specialists.
  3. Our attorneys will review your information and get back to you about your options, including whether we can provide brief or full legal assistance.

What We Can Help You With

Our Practice Areas

Our attorneys provide full legal assistance in a variety of areas, including: Adoption, Child Custody and Support, Criminal Records, Divorces, Domestic Violence Prevention, Environmental Issues, Foreclosure Defense, Guardianship, Immigration, Real Estate Transactions, and Social Security Benefits. You can learn more about our programs by clicking through here or call 773-731-1762 to speak with an intake specialist.

For immediate assistance with child support, collections defense, eviction defense,  foreclosure defense, and parentage matters stop by one of CLC’s advice desks. Information about these services is below.

Brief Services

Attorney provides brief services usually in the form of consultation and advice with occasional assistance with legal documents in the areas of collections, family law, and evictions. Learn more about the Bridgeview Law Library Help Desk by clicking here.
Attorneys provide brief services to individuals facing mortgage foreclosure in the form of consultation and advice and preparation of legal documents. Click here to learn more about the Homeowners Assistance Program and Foreclosure Advice Desk.
Attorney(s) provide brief services in the form of consultation and advice, provision of educational materials and referrals, and assistance with basic forms for collections cases and small claims cases. Learn more about the Markham Collections Advice Desk by clicking here.
The Municipal Advice Desk is a program of CARPLS providing brief assistance to self-represented individuals in select matters. More information on the CARPLS Municipal Advice Desk is available at the CARPLS website.
Attorneys provide brief services in the form of consultation and advice, assistance with legal documents, and occasionally extended representation in the areas of paternity and child support. Learn more about the Parentage and Child Support Pro Se Advice Desk by clicking here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We try to help every person who comes our way and to make sure that those we can't provide comprehensive legal assistance to are left with a roadmap of their next steps, including other legal aid agencies and attorneys to contact. If you want to find out more, contact our intake specialists at 773-731-1762.
While some of our services are free, we do charge attorney fees on a sliding scale based on income on some matters. Want to know more? Call our intake specialists at 773-731-1762. Once they've gotten basic information about your case, we will be better able to assess whether fees will be charged.
We do not handle criminal defense matters. If you have a case in your background you would like to expunge, seal, or get pardoned, we may be able to help you with that. If you are unsure whether your case fits within our case types, contact our intake specialists at 773-731-1762.
Services at our help desks, discussed above, are provided on a walk-in basis. In other cases, it is unlikely you will be able to meet with an attorney the same day you contact our intake specialists. Regardless, we suggest you take the time to contact our intake specialists at 773-731-1762 so they can evaluate your options.