United African Organization

Legal Resources and Referrals

National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)

208 S. LaSalle St.,Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-660-1370 
Appointments: 312-660-1370
Fax: 312-660-1505  

Low-to-moderate income immigrants; immigration matters such as Visa processing, naturalization, deportation defense, asylum; intake by appointment only, Mondays, Wednesdays, and first Saturday of the month 
Centro Romero 6216 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-508-5300
Fax: 773-508-5399
E-mail: romerolegal@aol.com

Immigration assistance to Latino immigrants; walk-ins accepted
Chicago Legal Clinic 2938 E. 91st St.
Chicago, IL 60617
Phone: 773-731-1762
Fax: 773-731-4264
E-mail Address: info@clclaw.org
Web Address: www.clclaw.org
Bankruptcy, guardianship, adoption, domestic violence, landlord/tenant matters, tort defense, contract law, wills, immigration
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services 100 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-332-1624
Fax: 312-332-1460
Intake: 312-332-1624
E-mail Address: cvls@cvls.org
Web Address: www.cvls.org
Civil cases, general practice (low income), bankruptcies, divorce, guardianship, adoption, tort defense, collection defense, landlord/tenant
Community Economic Development Law Project 188 W. Randolph
Suite 2103
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-939-3638
Fax: 312-427-6172
E-mail Address: cedlp@aol.com
Web Address: www.cedlp.org
Non-profit community-based organizations focused on housing and economic development, and individuals pursuing small business development with the goal of economic self-sufficiency
Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS) 910 W. Van Buren
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-421-4011
Fax: 312-738-9487
Hotline: 312-738-9200 (English); 312-421-4478 (Español)
E-mail Address: info@carpls.org
Web Address: www.carpls.org
Family law, consumer fraud, landlord/tenant matters, bankruptcy, debt collection cases, garnishments, contract law, housing discrimination, disability law, Medicare/Medicaid cases, elder law, veterans’ matters; intake via hotline 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with hours extended on Wednesday until 7:30 p.m.
DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service 126 S. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-653-6212
Fax: 630-653-6317
E-mail Address: las@anet.com
Web Address: users.anet.com
Family law, appellate advocacy, bankruptcy, guardianship, adoption, wills, not-for-profit corporate advice for charities serving low-income persons, tort defense, collection defense, criminal misdemeanor, Social Security cases; 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, Inc. 220 S. State St.
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-347-7600
Fax: 312-347-7604
E-mail Address: lcbh@enteract.com
Web Address: www.lcbh.org
Landlord/tenant matters, unsafe housing, evictions, lockouts, utility shutoffs; potential cases reviewed twice weekly
Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services 14 E. Jackson Blvd.
15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-986-4015
Fax: 312-986-4016
Intake: 312-986-4200
E-mail Address: contactus@metrofamily.org
Web Address: www.metrofamily.org
Family law services ranging from advice to full litigation; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago 111 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-341-1070
Fax: 312-341-1041
E-mail Address: wwinter@lafchicago.org
Web Address: www.lafchicago.org
Family law, public aid matters, Social Security, migrant issues, domestic violence
Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy 20 E. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: 312-408-1210
Fax: 312-408-1223
E-mail Address: life-span@life-span.org
Web Address: www.life-span.org
Domestic violence cases (Cook County), divorce, orders of protection, custody cases; intake by phone 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; no walk-ins accepted
Pro Bono Advocates 28 N. Clark St.
Suite 630
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-827-2420
Fax: 312-827-2425
24-Hour: 877-863-6338
E-mail Address: heatherm@probonoadvocates.org
Web Address: www.probonoadvocates.org
Domestic violence cases/civil orders of protection for low-income residents of Cook County; walk-ins accepted from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday
Uptown Peoples Law Center 4404 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-769-1411
Fax: 773-769-2224
Public aid, disability law, evictions
Will County Legal Assistance Program 5 E. Van Buren St.
Suite 310
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: 815-727-5123
Fax: 815-727-5152
Civil legal services to low-income and indigent residents of Will County; intake via telephone

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