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.
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.