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Almost one million of the most vulnerable residents of Cook County are eligible for our services. For those who are low-income, elderly, or disabled, our legal assistance is often crucial for them to protect their homes, their employment, their public benefits, or to protect their constitutional or statutory rights.
LAF is dedicated to helping those who cannot afford legal counsel navigate the legal system and understand and safeguard their rights as a step toward achieving economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.
You can learn more About LAF, our Services, how to become a Volunteer, and how your Support will make a difference by exploring our website.
LAF provides legal assistance to low-income residents of Cook County in civil cases only. We help individuals and families with problems in the areas listed below. LAF does not do criminal, traffic, personal injury cases or wills/estates.
* Family Problems; Domestic Violence
* Housing; Evictions
* Public Benefits; SSI; Social Security; Food Stamps; Health Law
* Home Ownership; Foreclosure
* Migrant Worker Problems
* Elder Law
* Crime Victims
* Consumer Problems; Bankruptcy; Medical Debt
* Special Education; Suspensions & Expulsions
* Employment Problems; Unemployment Compensation
* Children's Law
* Representing Groups
* Veteran's Problems
* Nursing Home Problems