|Pro Bono (Free) Legal Assistance|
DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service and Prairie State Legal Service Offer Free Legal Assistance to residents of DuPage County.
DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service:
Legal Aid is a function of the DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation, taking Family Law cases as well as Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in cases where medical expenses have caused the financial difficulty. They also assist with non-profit start-up
Telephone screenings or "intakes” from applicants seeking pro bono (free) legal services are conducted daily, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The Intake Coordinator conducts interviews on the telephone to determine whether the applicant meets the financial and subject matter guidelines of Legal Aid. This screening process may result in assignment to a pro bono attorney, assignment to an in-house attorney, referral to another source for legal assistance, or rejection for failure to meet guidelines. To be screened, call (630) 653-6212, during the hours indicated.
If you are an attorney who would like to volunteer your services or contribute financially to DuPage Bar Legal Aid, please call (630) 653-6212. You may also find information and forms required by attorneys for DuPage Legal Aid cases on this website - DCBA member login is required.
Prairie State Legal Services:
For pro bono legal assistance for a different type of case, you may call Prairie State Legal Services of DuPage at (630) 690-2130. A screening and financial qualification are also required. For Prairie State offices outside of DuPage County, see their website.