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Legal Aid Chicago fights for justice for people living in poverty. Learn More
Legal Aid Chicago fights for justice for people living in poverty. Learn More

Legal Aid Chicago's Impact in 2018

31,400,000
Dollars in increased assets, income and reduced debt
84
Full-time staff attorneys
1,542
People avoided homelessness
739
Access to work and education
1,801
Improved health and safety

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To ensure that the most vulnerable people in Cook County have an advocate in their corner, Legal Aid Chicago relies on private donations.

You can support Legal Aid Chicago with a tax-deductible contribution, and help us break the cycle of poverty for the clients we serve.

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Legal Aid Chicago provides free civil legal services to people living in poverty in Cook County.  All clients must be registered by telephone and screened for eligibility through our Client Screening Unit at 312-341-1070.

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