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Free Legal Aid in Chicago

Last updated: September 27, 2013

Do you have a legal issue, but cannot afford to hire an attorney? There are many options for free or low-cost legal services for residents of Cook County’s “Windy City” including free and low-cost legal aid and law school clinics. Chicago has six law schools, each of which operates one or more clinics offering free or reduced cost legal presentation to eligible clients. For either choice, there may be income limits that apply for individuals to qualify for free help. Contact the specific agency to learn more. The Chicago Bar Foundation also publishes a useful guide. Below is a short list of several organizations available to help you.