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DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service -  (630) 653-6212

Legal Aid is operated by the DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation and handles 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.   For website information, see the DuPage Legal Aid site.

Applicants who reside outside of DuPage County, but are applying for pro bono legal assistance with a case under the jurisdiction of the DuPage County court must first apply through their local Legal Aid service.  If qualified by the local service, the case will be referred to DuPage Bar Legal Aid.

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 (630) 690-2130

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.


For More information on pro bono services in Illinois click on the Illinois Legal Aid Online website.


Courthouse Help Desks:

The Domestic Relations DuPage Pro Se Assistance Center offers services to pro se litigants for the purpose of completing documents in post-decree domestic relations cases limited to financial matters. The Center is available on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm and is located in Room 2017 of the DuPage Judicial Center, 505 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. Visit the Domestic Relations Pro Se Court page for more information.


The Ask a Lawyer Help Desk offers assistance to pro se litigants in small claims, landlord/tenant and arbitration cases (under $50K) from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, one Thursday each month. The help desk is located in Room 2017 of the DuPage Judicial Center, 505 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton.


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DCBA Lawyer Referral Service 

The attorneys in our LRS are NOT free.  They are private attorneys who bill for their service.   You can also obtain an online referral 24 hours a day, seven days a week by clicking here. The LRS phone line is not a legal hot line. However, if you call, we can help you find an attorney. When you receive your referrals, you can connect with the attorney to set up a free intial consultation. Beyond that the attorney will charge regular fees, as discussed during the consultation. The referral service can be reached by phone, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Call 630.653.9109.  A short, taped message will explain how the service works before ringing through to a bar staff member who will take your information and give you a referral. 

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