Legal issues are complicated matters that can involve local, state or national governments. Also, Chicago legal resources may be pooled at certain agencies to provide the best community support. Free guides and overviews to specific areas of law, including bankruptcy and criminal law may be found through many of these government agencies.

Chicago Legal Resources are a vital resource for the public when facing legal issues. Please contact these agencies through the information provided below, to make full use out of the available tools.

ABA Military Pro Bono Project

The ABA Military Pro Bono Project offers pro-bono legal counsel to military families as well as Operation Stand-By services for military attorneys seeking state-specific legal information. The Military Pro Bono Project serves active-duty, junior-enlisted personnel, and their families facing civil legal concerns.

321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Phone: 312-988-5783

Chicago-Kent Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

The Chicago-Kent Low Income Taxpayer Clinic is a full-service tax controversy and transactions practice. The Tax Clinic provides ethical and zealous planning strategies to help stop the Internal Revenue Service from seizing assets and wages.

565 W. Adams St., Suite 600, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Phone: 312-906-5050

Juvenile Expungement Help Desk

Individuals can meet with an attorney at the Juvenile Expungement Help Desk who will review his/her juvenile arrest record, assist with completing paperwork and provide additional legal assistance as necessary. Those seeking help should bring a copy of their arrest record.

Juvenile Court Building, 1100 S. Hamilton, Chicago, Illinois 60612

Phone: 312-229-6359

Small Business Opportunity Center

The Small Business Opportunity Center is a student-based clinic that helps entrepreneurs and non-profits get legal assistance and information from Northwestern University School of Law students, faculty and staff.

357 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Phone: 312-503-3288

Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Cabrini Green Legal Aid provide zealous legal advocacy to families and individuals in need of social work support and defense against instable living quarters and evictions. The combined efforts of both legal and social services advocate against unwarranted evictions, employment barriers, criminal recidivism, and unsafe family conditions.

740 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60642

Phone: 312-738-2452

Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services – Midway Center

Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services assists vulnerable residents with legal issues including domestic violence, elder abuse and exploitation, housing and consumer fraud. They focus their aid on lower-income, elderly, disabled and victimized clients.

3843 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, Illinois 60629

Phone: 312-986-4015