Founded in 1981, the Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc. provides free or low-cost legal consultations and representation to disadvantaged individuals in the Chicago region from advice desks located at the Richard J. Daley Center: Foreclosure Advice Desk and Parentage and Child Support Pro Se Advice Desk. Chicago Legal Clinic currently operates out of a downtown office and will be opening a CTA-accessible community office in an inner-cook suburb prior to the summer.
Clinic attorneys represent clients in a range of legal areas including: consumer issues,
foreclosure, divorce, child support, protection from domestic violence, guardianships of disabled adults, immigration, relief from criminal records, social security disability benefits, and environmental law.
Interns and Fellows work with Clinic attorneys and activities include: communicating with clients, drafting legal documents, researching legal issues, accompanying attorneys to court and appearing in court pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711.
Applicants seeking PILI funded internships or fellowships must apply through the PILI program.
This agency is approved to host Law Student Interns during the fall and spring semesters and during the summer. They are also approved to host Graduate Fellows.