COVID-19 Eviction and Foreclosure Resources

Learn how you can stay in your home. Know your legal rights and the steps you can take when facing eviction or foreclosure.

COVID-19 Response

Still Advocating for Your Rights!

For everyone’s health and safety, all Prairie State offices remain closed to the public. Our staff is working remotely to assist you. To access our services, contact your local office.

HOW TO GET HELP

Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal help to people with low- to moderate-income.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

If you think you’re eligible to receive free legal aid to expunge your cannabis conviction, click “Learn More” or visit newleafillinois.org to get started today!

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Join our team in the fight to bring equal justice for all.

WHAT WE DO

 

Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low-income persons and those age 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them. There are 11 office locations serving 36 counties in northern Illinois.

SAFETY

HOUSING

HEALTH

STABILITY

COVID RESPONSE

Equal Access to Justice

Every day, people across Illinois are denied the basic rights to which they are entitled under the law simply because they can’t afford a lawyer. It’s our mission to change that.

Prairie State Legal Services provides free legal help to people who need it most and can afford it least. 

The availability of civil legal aid can make all the difference to our neighbors who are fighting to stay in their homes, escape domestic violence, secure benefits for veterans or people with disabilities, or address many other legal challenges that go to the heart of their security and well-being. 

Approximately 690,000 people in our service area live in poverty. They have families, hopes and dreams. They are your neighbors. They live in the communities you call home.  Our communities are a better place for all of us when help is available when it’s needed.