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ILLINOIS LEGAL AID ONLINE

Illinois Legal Aid Online provides Illinois residents with user-friendly legal information, educational materials and forms, self-help resources, and other related materials. There, you can find information about your legal rights and responsibilities, referrals to free and low cost legal aid offices, and forms and instructions for representing yourself.

Please visit illinoislegalaid.org for more information.

 

SELF-HELP CENTERS IN ILLINOIS

Many courts have “Self-Help Centers,” where the public can get free accurate and current legal information they need. Some of these have navigators or other staff who can help your find the right information. By having access to this information, people without attorneys are able to explain their case more effectively to a judge and resolve their legal problems on their own.  Many self-help centers are located in the courthouse, but some are in libraries – click the link below to find the self-help center in your area.

 

LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION (LSC)

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is a publicly funded, 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation established by the United States Congress. It seeks to ensure equal access to justice under the law for all Americans by providing funding for civil legal aid to those who otherwise would be unable to afford it. The LSC was created in 1974 with bipartisan congressional sponsorship and is funded through the congressional appropriations process.

Please visit lsc.gov/what-legal-aid/find-legal-aid to find your local legal aid.

 

NATIONAL LEGAL AID & DEFENDER ASSOCIATION (NLADA)

NLADA is America’s oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel. They provide advocacy, guidance, information, training and technical assistance for members of the equal justice community, especially those working in public defense and civil legal aid.

Please visit nlada.org/about-nlada to learn more