Legal Help

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 HeightsIL 6000

Phone: (847) 392-0100

Location: Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Room 602, ChicagoIL 60602

Location: 1703 Orrington Avenue
EvanstonIL 60201
United States

Phone: (847) 448-8600

Location: 10 S. Emerson, Mount ProspectIL 60056

Phone: (847) 253-5675

Location: Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Concourse Level, CL16 ChicagoIL 60602


Third Municipal District Rolling Meadows Courthouse
2121 Euclid, Room 251
Rolling MeadowsIL 60008
United States

Phone: (847) 590-8955

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: