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Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago

This is information on the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago.

The Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago provides free legal services in civil matters to persons who live in the City of Chicago and are unable to afford their own lawyer. Needy individuals with legal problems may call the Foundation and arrange an appointment. The Foundation has its main office at 111 W.Jackson, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60604 - Telephone (312) 341-1070, and maintains four branch offices throughout the City.

In each office of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, there is a staff of attorneys and paralegals with knowledge of the rights of individuals in connection with a variety of legal problems, including divorce and family law matters, Social Security, landlord-tenant, public assistance, public housing, employment, discrimination, consumer, utilities, domestic violence, and immigration. In some offices bilingual staffs are available to assist individuals.

Each individual has the opportunity to discuss his legal problem and receive proper legal advice and necessary service. There are some cases Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago cannot take. Those excluded area include, for example, criminal cases and suits for damages for personal injuries from automobile accidents.

In addition to the neighborhood offices of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, a number of special projects have been established to meet particular needs such as the Legal Center for Immigrants (312-341-9617); a unit for persons seeking divorces (312-341-1046); and a unit for persons with HIV/AIDS (312-347-8309).

The Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago also provides legal counsel to assist groups and organizations in working to help solve the legal problems of those unable to afford their own lawyer. Representatives of such organizations should feel free to call the Foundation to make an appointment to discuss legal problems.

Again, the main office of the Foundation is at 343 South Dearborn Street, Chicago. Its telephone number is (312) 341-1070, that is (312) 341-1070.