Centralized Resource List
Once you click on the area in which you need help you will be taken to a page with a list of resources in Chicago and suburbs. Please keep in mind that with current COVID-19 regulations many of these services may be provided through electronics platforms (email, video chat, phone, etc). Each organization will provide you with follow-up instructions in a case-to-case basis.
Legal Self-Help Desks
A legal self-help center is a resource for learning about the law, your legal rights, and how to go to court. If you have a legal problem, you can go to a local legal self-help center to use a computer for free, have access to the internet, locate and prepare court forms, and at times receive referrals to legal aid, depending on where you are located.
The following are self-help desks in the Cook County area. If you are not located there, referrer to this page for a comprehensive list of locations across Illinois. You can filter your search by county or by specific resource you need. These centers are currently closed due to COVID-19, however, they will re-open once restrictions are lifted.
Location: 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 6000
Location: Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Room 602, Chicago, IL 60602
Location: 1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Location: 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Location: Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Concourse Level, CL16 Chicago, IL 60602
CLEF's Virtual Legal Clinic
Our virtual legal clinic takes place every Thursday from 9:30AM to 3:30PM. Our attorney is also available through email, if you cannot make it to the legal clinic, you can always set up an appointment by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org