COVID-19 Updates

  • 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: Available in person (see below) or call 312-229-6072
  • Markham Eviction Help Desk: Available in person on Thursdays in Room 202(b) of the Markham courthouse or by phone at 312-332-6041

As of 8.8.2022


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 312-229-6344 for more information.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Begins at 9:00 am (First come, first serve and limited to 8-10 people)

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 

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.

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

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Markham Eviction Help Desk 

Markham Courthouse, Room 202B

16501 South Kedzie Parkway, Markham, IL

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

Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm. In-Person Advice available on Thursdays.

Call 312-332-6041 on Monday, Tuesday an Wednesday and leave a message with your name and phone number to receive a call back.