Illinois’ Legal Aid Organizations Are Here For You

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation manages four state-funded programs that offer free legal help, advice, and information to people who can’t afford a lawyer.

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FOR HELP WITH EVICTION-RELATED ISSUES

Illinois tenants and landlords can contact Eviction Help Illinois to see if they qualify for free legal help.

Call 855.631.0811
Text ‘Eviction’ to 85562
Visit evictionhelpillinois.org

FOR HELP WITH ISSUES SUCH AS FAMILY LAW, CONSUMER FRAUD, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND GOVERNMENT BENEFITS

  • Cook County Residents
    Call CARPLS Legal Aid Hotline at 312-738-9200

  • Northern and Western Illinois Residents
    Call Prairie State Legal Services at 800-531-7057

  • Central and Southern Illinois Residents
    Call Land of Lincoln Legal Aid at 877-342-7891

Anyone in Illinois can visit IllinoisLegalAid.org to find simplified legal information, forms, and other resources.

Or visit Illinois Free Legal Answers to get a question answered by a pro bono attorney.

FOR HELP WITH VETERANS LEGAL ISSUES SUCH AS DISCHARGE UPGRADES AND BENEFITS

Illinois veterans, active-duty military, and their families can contact the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN) to see if they qualify for free legal help.

Call 855.452.3526
Visit ilaflan.org
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FOR HELP CLEARING CANNABIS RECORDS

Illinois residents can register with New Leaf Illinois to find out if they qualify for cannabis expungement.

Call 855.963.9532
Visit newleafillinois.org

RESOURCES FOR GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY LEADERS

You can share information about free, state-funded legal aid programs with members of your community.

IEJF Legal Aid Resources One-Pager
Eviction Help Illinois Toolkit
IL Armed Forces Legal Aid Network Toolkit
New Leaf Illinois Toolkit