Chicago-Area Family Law Pro Bono Clinics
Sometimes having the law on your side just isn't enough to prevail in court. Divorce, child custody or other family-law related proceedings typically are best handled by experienced Chicago family law attorneys.
While many divorce attorneys in Chicago offer free initial consultations, sometimes the cost of legal representation is simply out of reach.
Fortunately, many attorneys also provide their services free of charge, or pro bono, for cases they believe are worthy of their expertise. The following is a list of Chicago-area pro-bono legal clinics that handle family law cases:
Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic
Provides free legal services for low-income individuals in the areas of family law, housing law, criminal law, expungement, sealing and clemency.
206 W. Division St. Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 266-1345
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Provides legal services around the rights of homeless individuals, including representation of teen parent wards of state.
1325 S. Wabash, Suite 205 Chicago, IL 60605
Chicago Legal Advocacy to Incarcerated Mothers
CLAIM provides legal services to incarcerated/formerly incarcerated mothers, with the goal of keeping families intact
70 E. Lake St., Suite 1120 Chicago, IL 60601
Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc.
Provides free and sliding scale services for low-income individuals in a variety of legal areas, including domestic violence, immigration, housing, Social Security, environmental, and more.
2938 E. 91st St. Chicago, IL 60617
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
Through a network of volunteers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals on broad range of civil issues.
100 N. LaSalle St., Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60602
DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service
Provides free legal services to low-income individuals, in the areas of domestic law.
126 S. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187
Equip for Equality
Provides legal services for juveniles under the age of 21, as well as their families. Services focus on juvenile justice and welfare issues.
828 Davis St. Evanston, IL 60201
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.
Provides legal services to low-income individuals in the area of housing, family, consumer, public aid, elder, and education law
(Five regional offices across Illinois; check Web site for details)
Metropolitan Family Services Legal Aid Bureau
Provides free legal services to low-income individuals around issues of domestic violence, worker's rights, elder abuse, and more.
1 N. Dearborn Chicago, IL 60602
Northwestern University School of Law Bluhm Legal Clinic
Provided by the Bluhm Legal Clinic centers - Children and Family Justice Center, Small Business Opportunity Center, Center for International Human Rights, and Center on Wrongful Convictions.
357 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611
Oak Park Legal Clinic
Provides legal services on cases involving bankruptcy, criminal, traffic, DUI, divorce, and personal injury.
115 N. Oak Park Ave Oak Park, IL 60301
Pro Bono Advocates 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
28 N. Clark St. Suite 630 Chicago, IL 60602