July 24, 2016

Get Legal Help

Illinois Legal Aid
www.illinoislegalaid.org

General Information and Assistance
Self-Help Web Center
Location: Richard J. Daley Center
6th Floor, Room 602
Hours: 8:30 – 4:30; Mon. to Fri.
• Find legal information and court forms online in 21 areas of law with
the help of a law student
• A search tool for free and low-cost legal representation

General Information and Assistance for Federal District Court
U.S. District Court Self-Help Assistance Program
Location: The Dirksen Federal Courthouse
219 S. Dearborn Street, 20th Floor
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.; Mon. – Fri. (By appointment only)
Appointments can be made at the Clerk’s Office or by calling 312.435.5691
• Employment discrimination
• Civil rights
• Information about court procedures
• Online legal information assistance

Accidents/Personal Injury
CARPLS
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Service
312.332.1624
www.chicagolawyer.com

Staver Law Group PC
312.236.2900
www.chicagolawyer.com

Administrative Hearings
Administrative Hearings Advice Desk
Location: 400 W. Superior Street, Rm. 121
Hours: 9:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.; Mon., Wed., and Fri.
• Building code violations, Vehicle impound
• Online legal information assistance

Administrative Review
Office of the Clerk, Law Division-Tax & Miscellaneous
Location: Richard J. Daley Center Room 2005
Phone: 312.603.6342

Adoptions
Office of the Clerk, County Division
Location: Richard J. Daley Center Room 1202
Phone: 312.603.5516
Files cannot be accessed without court order.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
For families impacted by HIV/AIDS
312.427.8990
www.aidslegal.com

Cabrini Green Legal Aid
312.738.2452
www.cgla.net

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.738.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.2452
www.cvls.org

Age Discrimination
SEE ALSO “Employment”

CARPLS
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Center for Disability and Elder Law
312.376.1880
www.probonocdel.org

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
312.630.9744
www.clccrul.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Artists
Lawyers for the Creative Arts
312.649.4111
www.law-arts.org

Aids
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
312.427.8990
www.aidslegal.com

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Annulment
Office of the Clerk
Domestic Relations Division
Location: Richard J. Daley Center Room 802
Phone: 312.603.6300

Asylum/Refugees
National Immigrant Justice Center
312.660.1370
www.immigrantjustice.org

Bankruptcy/Debt Collection
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
For persons with HIV/AIDS
312.427.8990
www.aidslegal.com

Center for Disability and Elder Law
312.376.1880
www.probonocdel.org

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Bankruptcy Help Desk
Location: Dirksen Federal Courthouse
219 S. Dearborn St. Room 622
Hours: 9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.; Mon. – Fri.
(No Appointments Necessary)
Phone: 312.435.6032
• Debtor-Bankruptcy
• Creditor issues
• Provide information about court procedures
• Online legal information assistance

Child Custody
Cabrini Green Legal Aid
312.738.2452
www.cgla.net

CARPLS Domestic Relations Self-Help Desk
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services
312.986.4200
www.metrofamily.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Building Court Files
Municipal Department, First District
Location: Richard J. Daley Center Room 601
312.603.5145
312.603.5116
For cases that are not yet in court, go to Room 602 or call 312.603.7696

Department of Buildings
120 N. Racine St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312.743.3600

Child Abuse or Neglect
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Child Abuse Hotline
Phone: 800.252.2873
www.state.il.us/dcfs

Child Guardianship
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
For families impacted by HIV/AIDS
312.427.8990
www.aidslegal.com

Cabrini Green Legal Aid
312.738.2452
www.cgla.net

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM)
312.675.0912
www.claim-il.org

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Guardianship Assistance Office for Minors
312.603.0135

Child Support
Expedited Child Support & Paternity Advice Desk
Location: 14th Floor, 32 W. Randolph
Hours: 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.; Monday through Friday
• Child support
• Paternity issues

Illinois Child Support Helpline
800.447.4278

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Child Support Enforcement
312.345.4125
www.statesattorney.org

Cabrini Green Legal Aid
312.738.2452
www.cgla.net

CARPLS Domestic Relations Self-Help Desk
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services
312.986.4200
www.metrofamily.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Child Visitation
Cabrini Green Legal Aid
312.738.2452
www.cgla.net

CARPLS Domestic Relations Self-Help Desk
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer
Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services
312.986.4200
www.metrofamily.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Civil Rights
Access Living Handles discrimination cases on behalf of persons with disabilities, including discrimination in housing accommodation, government programs (lack of access to government buildings or failure
of a government program to serve persons with disabilities) and public accommodations (access to businesses, such as a store, restaurant, etc.)
312.640.2100 voice
800.613.8549 toll free
888.253.7003 toll free TTY
www.accessliving.org

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
For persons with HIV/AIDS
312.427.8990
www.aidslegal.com

CARPLS
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Center for Disability and Elder Law
For elderly and disabled persons, including education and employment
issues.
312.376.1880
www.probonocdel.org

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Homeless students and youth, school fee waivers, school discipline
312.641.4140
www.chicagohomeless.org

Chicago Commission on Human Relations
Phone: 312.744.4111
www.ci.chi.il.us/HumanRelations

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
Under Law Discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual
orientation, disability, age or gender in housing or employment and
hate crimes.
312.630.9744
www.clccrul.org

Chicago Police Department, Civil Rights Section
Phone: 312.745.6071

Cook County Commission on Human Rights
Phone: 312.603.1100
www.kentlaw.edu/cookcchr

Equip for Equality Discrimination based on disability(ies) in
employment, special ed., transportation settings and voting rights.
312.341.0022 se habla español
800.537.2632 voice
800.610.2779 TTY
www.equipforequality.org

Illinois Department of Human Rights
Phone: 312.814.6200
www.state.il.us/dhr

Legal Assistance Foundation
of Metropolitan Chicago
Employment discrimination cases; discrimination on the basis of a
disability in special education cases
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Lambda Legal
Discrimination based on sexual orientation
312.663.4413
www.lambdalegal.org

National Immigrant Justice Center
For immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers
312.660.1370
www.immigrantjustice.org

Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU, Inc.
Discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation,
disability or gender.
312.201.9740
www.aclu-il.org

Civil Suits, Special Pro Se Claims Branch, up to $1,500
Location: Richard J. Daley Center Room 602
Phone: 312.603.5626

Civil Suits for Less than $30,000
Office of the Clerk, Municipal Department
Location: Richard J. Daley Center Room 601
312.603.5145
312.603.5116 file information

Civil Suits for More than $30,000
Office of the Clerk, Law Division
Location: Richard J. Daley Center Room 801
312.603.5426
312.603.6930

Community-Based Organizations &Nonprofits
Community Economic Development Law Project
312.939.3638
www.cedlp.org

Consumer Complaints
City of Chicago, Business Affairs
and Consumer Protection
Phone: 312.744.4006
www.ci.chi.il.us/ConsumerServices

Cook County State’s Attorney’s
Office, Consumer Fraud Division
Phone: 312.603.8600
www.statesattorney.org/consumer_fraud.htm

Illinois Attorney General, Consumer
Protection Division
Consumer Fraud Hotline:
800.386.5438
866.310.8398 se habla español
www.ag.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers

Consumer Issues
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
For persons with HIV/AIDS
312.427.8990
www.aidslegal.com

CARPLS
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Center for Disability and Elder Law
312.376.1880
www.probonocdel.org

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services
312.986.4200
www.metrofamily.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Crime Victims
Illinois Attorney General, Crime Victim’s Assistance Line
Phone: 800.228.3368
www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/victims

Criminal Law
SEE ALSO “Juvenile Offender”

Cabrini Green Legal Aid
312.738.2452
www.cgla.net

Chicago Bar Association Bar Attorney Program
312.554.2001 voice
312.554.2055 TTY
www.chicagobar.org

Law Office of the Cook County
Public Defender
312.603.0600

Federal Defender Program
Federal cases
312.621.8300

First Defense Legal Aid
If you or someone you know is arrested, detained or called in for questioning by the Chicago Police, call 1.800.LAW.REP4 ( 1.800.529.7374 ) before appointment of a lawyer
www.first-defense.org

Office of the State Appellate Defender Criminal Appeals
217.782.7203
www.state.il.us/defender

Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf Information
Resources and referrals only; organization does not represent
individual clients
1.800.894.3653 voice
1.800.894.3654 TTY
www.mcld.org

Debt Collection
Collection Advice Desk
Location: Richard J. Daley Center
14th Floor, Room 1401
Hours: 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.; Mon. – Fri.
• Post-judgment debt collection(Plaintiff and Defendant)

Decedents’ Estates
Office of the Clerk, Probate Division
Location: Richard J. Daley Center Room 1202
Phone: 312.603.6441

Disability
Access Living
Handles discrimination cases on behalf of persons with disabilities, including discrimination in housing accommodation, government
programs (lack of access to government buildings or failure of a
government program to serve persons with disabilities) and public accommodations (access to businesses, such as a store, restaurant, etc.)
312.640.2100 voice, 800.613.8549 toll free
888.253.7003 toll free TTY
www.accessliving.org

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
For persons impacted by HIV/AIDS
312.427.8990
www.aidslegal.com

CARPLS
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Center for Disability and Elder Law
Includes employment discrimination based on age or disability, public
benefits, etc.
312.376.1880
www.probonocdel.org

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Employment discrimination cases
312.630.9744
www.clccrul.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

City of Chicago, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Phone: 312.744.7050
www.ci.chi.il.us/Disabilities

Equip for Equality
Includes discrimination based on disability(ies) in employment,
special education, transportation settings and voting rights
312.341.0022 se habla español
800.537.2632 voice
800.610.2779 TTY
www.equipforequality.org

Health and Disability Advocates Healthcare
312.223.9600 voice
866.584.8750 TTY
www.hdadvocates.org

Illinois Attorney General’s Disability Rights Bureau
Phone: 312.814.5684

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Includes public benefits, employment discrimination, special
education, etc.
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Uptown People’s Law Center
Includes public benefits
773.769.1411

Divorce
Office of the Clerk, Domestic Relations Division
Location: Richard J. Daley Center Room 802
Phone: 312.603.6300
For file information call
312.603.5262 or 312.603.6228

Cabrini Green Legal Aid
312.738.2452
www.cgla.net

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

CARPLS Domestic Relations Self-Help Desk
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services
312.986.4200
www.metrofamily.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Divorce & Other Domestic Relations Matters
Domestic Relations Self-Help Desk
Location: Richard J. Daley Center, 30th Floor
Hours: 9:00 – 1:00; Mon. – Fri.
• Uncontested divorce
• Consultations on simple family matters such as custody and
visitation issues
• Assistance in resolving issues after the entry of a divorce order

 

Domestic Violence
Pro Se Assistance Area– Domestic Violence (Civil) – District 1
Independent Civil Order of Protection Courtroom
Location: 555 W. Harrison; Suite 1900
Hours: 8:30 – 4:30, Mon. – Fri.
Phone: 312.827.2450
• Civil order of protection
• Assistance in completing forms

Domestic Violence Court Building
Location: 555 W. Harrison Street 1st Floor
Hours: 8:45 to 4:15; Mon. – Fri.

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
Location: 555 W. Harrison,
Ste. 1900 is available for victims of domestic violence who
need legal assistance.
Hours: 8:30 – 1:30; Mon. – Fri.

Cabrini Green Legal Aid
312.738.2452
www.cgla.net

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
312.325.9155
www.dvlcchicago.org

Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan
Family Services
312.986.4200
www.metrofamily.org

Legal Assistance Foundation
of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy
312.408.1210
www.life-span.org

National Immigrant Justice Center
Immigrants only
312.660.1370
www.immigrantjustice.org

Education
Access Living
Failure to serve or accommodate students with disabilities in educational
setting
312.640.2100 voice
800.613.8549 toll free
888.253.7003 toll free TTY
www.accessliving.org

CARPLS
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Center for Disability and Elder Law
Special education
312.376.1880
www.probonocdel.org

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Homeless students and youth, school fee waivers, school discipline
312.641.4140
www.chicagohomeless.org

Equip for Equality
Special education
312.341.0022 se habla español ASL
800.537.2632 voice
800.610.2779 TTY
www.equipforequality.org

Evanston Community Defender
School discipline cases
847.492.1410
www.evanstondefender.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Special education, school discipline cases, vocational colleges
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Elderly
SEE “SENIOR CITIZENS”

CARPLS
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Center for Disability and Elder Law
312.376.1880
www.probonocdel.org

Chicago Bar Association
Senior Will Program
312.554.2001
www.chicagobar.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services
312.986.4200
www.metrofamily.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Employment
Access Living
Disabled persons
312.640.2100 voice
800.613.8549 toll free
888.253.7003 toll free TTY
www.accessliving.org

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
Persons with HIV/AIDS
312.427.8990
www.aidslegal.com

CARPLS
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Center for Disability and Elder Law
312.376.1880
www.probonocdel.org

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
312.630.9744
www.clccrul.org

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Location: 500 W. Madison St. Ste. 2000
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 800.669.4000
www.eeoc.gov

Equip for Equality
Disabled persons
312.341.0022 se habla español
800.537.2632 voice
800.610.2779 TTY
www.equipforequality.org

Farmworker Advocacy Project
Nursery, landscape and migrant farm workers only
312.347.7600

Illinois Department of Human Rights
312.814.6200
www.state.il.us/dhr

Lambda Legal
Sexual orientation
312.663.4413
www.lambdalegal.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Phone: 312.353.2713 , 800.669.4000
www.eeoc.gov

Working Hands Legal Clinic
312.795.9115
www.workers-law.org

Eviction
SEE ALSO “Housing”

Forcible Detainer
Office of the Clerk,Municipal Division
Location: Richard J. Daley Center Room 601
312.603.5145
312.603.5116

Expungement/Sealing of Criminal Records
Expungement Help Desk
Location: Richard J. Daley Center
10th Floor, Room 1006
Hours: 9:00 – 12:00; Mon. – Fri.
• Expungement and sealing of criminal records
• Must have Chicago criminal record/rap sheet for Chicago cases

Rap Sheet Pick Up
Adult – Chicago Police Department
4770 S. Kedzie, 1st Fl. Chicago, IL 60632

Juvenile – Will need the following information for each arrest or conviction to complete paperwork:
· Date you were arrested
· Agency that arrested you
· What you were charged with
· Disposition, what happened in your case
· Date your case was closed

Cabrini Green Legal Aid
312.738.2452
www.cgla.net

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Evanston Community Defender Office
847.492.1410
www.evanstondefender.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Fair Housing Discrimination
SEE “HOUSING”

Chicago Commission on Human Relations
312.744.4111

Illinois Department of Human Rights
312.814.6200
www.state.il.us/dhr/

Family Law
SEE ALSO Child custody, Child guardianship, Child visitation & Divorce

Food Stamps
Illinois Department of Human Services
Phone: 800.843.6154
www.dhs.state.il.us

Foreclosures
Office of the Clerk, Chancery Division
Location: Richard J. Daley Center, Room 802
Phone: 312.603.5133

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Legal Assistance Foundation
of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Foreclosures & Other Chancery Court Matters
Chancery Division Advice Desk
Location: Richard J. Daley Center
13th Floor, Room 1303
Hours: 9:00 – 4:30; Mon. – Fri.
• Mortgage foreclosures
• Name change
• Administrative review

Guardianship
Adult Guardianship/Domestic Relations Division
Location: 69 W. Washington, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312.603.0800

Juvenile Division
2245 W. Ogden Ave. 14th Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312.433.4300

Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Office of State Guardian
Phone: 312.793.5900
www.gac.state.il.us

Office of the Cook County Public Guardian
Phone: 312.603.0800
www.publicguardian.org

Guardianship for Adults
Adult Guardianship Help Desk
Location: 12th Floor next to the Forms Desk, Probate Division of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Richard J. Daley Center
Hours: 8:30 – 4:30; Mon. – Fri.
• Guardianship for a disabled adult
• Assistance in understanding the procedure and completing forms

Guardianship for Disabled Adults
Adults & Minors
Office of the Clerk, Probate Division
Location: Richard J. Daley Center Room 1202
312.603.6441

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
312.427.8990
www.aidslegal.com

CARPLS
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Center for Disability and Elder Law
312.376.1880
www.probonocdel.org

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Equip for Equality
312.341.0022 se habla español
800.537.2632 voice
800.610.2779 TTY
www.equipforequality.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Guardianship for Minors
Guardianship Assistance Desk for Minors
Location: 69 West Washington Rm. 1020
Hours: Appoint. 9a.m. – 12p.m., 1a.m. – 4p.m.; Mon. – Thurs.
Receptionist available: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m., Mon. – Fri.
(Assistance by appointment only)
Phone: 312.603.0135
• Guardianship of a minor
• Assistance in preparing court documents
• Referrals for more complex cases

Hate Crimes
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
312.630.9744
www.clccrul.org

Homelessness
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Homeless students and youth, school fee waivers, school discipline
312.641.4140
www.chicagohomeless.org

Housing
SEE ALSO “Landlord-Tenant”

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Homeless students and youth, school fee waivers, school discipline
312.641.4140
www.chicagohomeless.org

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
Persons with HIV/AIDS
312.427.8990
www.aidslegal.com

Cabrini Green Legal Aid
312.738.2452
www.cgla.net

CARPLS
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Center for Disability and Elder Law
312.376.1880
www.probonocdel.org

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
312.630.9744
www.clccrul.org

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Equip for Equality
312.341.0022 se habla español
800.537.2632 voice; 800.610.2779 TTY
www.equipforequality.org

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, Inc.
312.347.7600
www.lcbh.org

Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services
312.986.4200
www.metrofamily.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Uptown People’s Law Center
773.769.1411

Immigration
Latinos Progresando
773.542.7077
Location: 3047 W. Cermak Road Chicago, IL 60623
Walk-In Hours: 9a.m. – 5p.m.; Wed. – Thursday
9a.m. – 1p.m. Saturday
www.latinospro.org

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
Persons with HIV/AIDS
312.427.8990
www.aidslegal.com

CARPLS, 312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Centro Romero
773.508.5300
www.charitvadvantage.com/centroromero/
HomePage.asp

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Life Span Center for Legal Services & Advocacy
Victims of domestic & sexual violence only
312.408.1210
www.life-span.org

National Immigrant Justice Center
312.660.1370
www.immigrantjustice.org

World Relief – Chicago Immigration Legal Services
773.583.3010
http://community.wr.org/Page.aspx?pid=1775

Insurance Benefits
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
Persons with HIV/AIDS
312.427.8990
www.aidslegal.com

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Intellectual Property
Community Econ. Development Law Project
312.939.3638
www.cedlp.org

Lawyers for the Creative Arts
312.649.4111
www.law-arts.org

Juvenile Abuse and Neglect
Family Defense Center
312.356.3202
www.familydefensecenter.net

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Juvenile Offender
Evanston Community Defender
847.492.1410
www.evanstondefender.org

Landlord-Tenant/Eviction
Center for Renters’ Rights (No Legal Services)
(773) 244-8152
www.renters-rights.com

Chicago Tenants Rights
(773) 478-1133
www.tenant.org

Cabrini Green Legal Aid
312.738.2452
www.cgla.net

CARPLS
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, Inc.
312.347.7600
www.lcbh.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Uptown People’s Law Center
773.769.1411

Mediation
Center for Conflict Resolution
312.922.6464
www.ccrchicago.or

Municipal Count
Municipal Court Advice Desk
Richard J. Daley Center, 6th Floor Room 602
Hours: 8:30 – 4:30; Mon. – Fri.
• Eviction
• Contract disputes/debt collection
• Other Municipal Court cases, under $50,000

Name Change
Office of the Clerk, County Division
Location: Richard J. Daley Center Room 1202
Phone: 312.603.5133

Parentage Files
Clerk of the Court,
Domestic Relations Division
Location: 28 N. Clark St. Room 200
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312.603.2000

Passport Services
City Hall, U.S. Passport Program
Location: 121 N. LaSalle St. Room 107
Chicago, IL 60602
Hours: 8:00 – 4:30; Mon. – Fri.
Phone: 312.744.2020
Regular processing 6-8 weeks and expedited processing 2 weeks.
www.chicityclerk.com/licenses/passports.html

Kluczynski Federal Building
Location: 230 S. Dearborn St. 18th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 877.487.2778 automated appointment
www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
If you are leaving the U.S. in less than 21 calendar days, or if you are
pressed for time on a foreign visa, then you may apply by appointment
only, at the Chicago Passport Agency on the 3rd Floor. Call for appointment. You will need proof of immediate travel (airline time confirmed, airline-generated itinerary, or a travel letter from an employer for employer for business travel).

Richard J. Daley Center
Location: 50 W. Washington Room 1202
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312.603.6457
www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org

Professional Regulation
Attorney Registration and Discipline
Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois
312.565.2600
800.826.8625 toll free
www.iardc.org

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
Location: James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St. 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312.814.4500
www.idfpr.com

Prisoner Issues
Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM)
Handles family law issues on behalf of incarcerated mothers
312.675.0912
www.claim-il.org

Equip for Equality
Disabled persons
312.341.0022 se habla español
800.537.2632 voice
800.610.2779 TTY
www.equipforequality.org

Uptown People’s Law Center
Handles civil rights issues on behalf of incarcerated persons
773.769.1411

Public Benefits
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
Persons with HIV/AIDS
312.427.8990
www.aidslegal.com

CARPLS
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Center for Disability and Elder Law
312.376.1880
www.probonocdel.org

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Homeless students and youth, school fee waivers, school discipline
312.641.4140
www.chicagohomeless.org

Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Equip for Equality
312.341.0022 se habla español
800.537.2632 voice
800.610.2779 TTY toll free
www.equipforequality.org

Health and Disability Advocates
312.223.9600 voice
866.584.8750 TTY
www.hdadvocates.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
888.893.5327 Public Benefits Hotline
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Uptown People’s Law Center
773.769.1411

Public Health
Illinois Department of Public Health
(Michael A. Bilandic Building – also known as the State of Illinois Building)
Location: 122 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312.814.2608
www.idph.state.il.us

Real Estate Closings
Chicago Legal Clinic
773.731.1762
www.clclaw.org

Community Economic Development Law Project
312.939.3638
www.cedlp.org

Senior Citizens
City of Chicago, Department on Aging
Phone: 312.744.4016
www.ci.chi.il.us/Aging

Illinois Department on Aging, Senior Helpline
800.252.8966

Small Business
Community Economic Development Law Project
312.939.3638
www.cedlp.org

Small Claims Matters
Pro Se Help Desk
Richard J. Daley Center, 6th Floor Room 602
Hours: 8:30 – 4:30; Mon. – Fri.
Phone: 312.603.5626
• Recovery of monetary damages up to $1,500
• Includes auto damage, clothing loss or damage, debt collection and tenant/landlord claims

Social Security and Medicare
Medicare
Office of Regional Administration
Location: 233 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312.886.6432
www.medicare.gov

Social Security
Location: 77 W. Jackson Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 800.772.1213
www.ssa.gov

U.S. Social Security Administration
Phone: 800.772.1213
www.ssa.gov

Taxes
CARPLS
312.738.9200
www.carpls.org

Center for Economic Progress, Midwest Tax Clinic
312.252.0280
www.centerforprogress.org

Chicago Volunteer
Legal Services
312.332.1624
www.cvls.org

Traffic Court
Location: Richard J. Daley Center Lower Level
50 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312.603.2000
www.cookcountycourt.org/traffic_court

Veterans
Legal Assistance Foundation Of Metropolitan Chicago
312.341.1070
www.lafchicago.org

Department of Veterans Administration
2122 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612
800.827.1000
www.va.gov