***As of March 2020, due to COVid-19, Do not Visit our Help Desk Locations until further notice. Please Call or apply for services Online***

  • The Hibbler Help Desk  – This helpdesk is providing assistance by phone at this time. To sign up for a phone appointment, please click HERE, call 312-435-5691, or send an email to hibbler@legalaidchicago.org
  • Bankruptcy Help Desk: The Bankruptcy Help Desk is providing assistance over the phone rather than in-person. If you would like advice on your pro se bankruptcy case, please call (312) 229-6344, leave a message with your name and number, and a member of our staff will call you to set up an appointment.
  • Juvenile Expungement Help Desk:  If you would like to receive assistance with your juvenile record, please call (312) 229-6072 and leave a message with your name and number, and a member of our staff will return your call.

As of 04.06.2020


Legal Aid Chicago partners with volunteer attorneys and community organizations to offer free help desks inside the federal and municipal courthouses. Learn more about our help desks when you read below.

Bankruptcy Help Desk –  (Please See Above for changes)

Dirksen Courthouse, Room 625
219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL

A free walk-in help desk providing brief consultations and help filling out paperwork for people who have filed or are considering filing chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcies that do not currently have an attorney.

Walk-ins only; no appointment necessary. Call 312-229-6359 for more information.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Begins at 9:00 am (First come, first serve and limited to 8-10 people)

Daley Center Eviction Brief Advice Desk (Closed due to COVID-19)

50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

On the first and third Thursday of the month.

Located on the 14th Floor of the Daley Center from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, volunteer attorneys are available to meet with tenants whose cases are being heard in eviction court that day. Volunteer attorneys provide brief advice and referrals only.

 

Federal Court Help Desk (William J. Hibbler Memorial Pro Se Assistance Program) (Please See Above for changes)

Dirksen Courthouse, 20th floor
219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL

The Hibbler Help Desk is a free, appointment only help desk providing advice and assistance to people without lawyers in federal court.

Call 312-435-5691 or click here to sign up for an appointment.

 

Juvenile Expungement Help Desk (Closed due to COVID-19; Please see above for changes)

1100 South Hamilton Avenue, Chicago, IL
(Next to clerk’s office on the first floor)

A free walk-in help desk providing assistance with expunging your juvenile arrest, law enforcement, and court records, including help with advice and filing paperwork.

Walk-ins only; no appointment necessary. Call 312-229-6072 for more information.

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (Staffed four days a week by Legal Aid Chicago, one day a week by Cabrini Green Legal Aid).

 

Markham Eviction Help Desk (Closed due to COVID-19)

Markham Courthouse, Room 202G16501
South Kedzie Parkway, Markham, IL

Free walk-in help desks providing legal assistance with landlord/tenant issues, eviction defense, and document preparation.

Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Call (708) 232-4836 for more information

 

Rolling Meadows Courthouse Domestic Violence Help Desk (Closed due to COVID-19)

2121 Euclid Avenue, Rolling Meadows, IL

In partnership with Between Friends, Legal Aid Chicago supports a walk-in help desk providing consultation, advice, and document preparation for Orders of Protection and civil domestic violence cases. Walk-ins only; no appointment necessary.

Call our partner organization Between Friends at 847-818-8900 for more information.