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 (312) 726 2938 and leave a message.
  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 here. 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.
Attorneys provide brief services to individuals facing mortgage foreclosure in the form of consultation and advice and preparation of legal documents.
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.
The Municipal Advice Desk is a program of CARPLS providing brief assistance to self-represented individuals in select matters.
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.

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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 (312) 726 2938 and leave a message.
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.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our office is closed to visitors. Please contact our intake line at (312) 726-2938 and leave a message.