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Client Information

The Pro Bono Litigation Clinic provides pro bono legal representation to qualified individuals. Pro bono means that clients do not have to pay fees for the legal services provided. The Pro Bono Litigation Clinic represents clients in a wide variety of practice areas, including but not limited to:

  • Administrative Hearings
  • Appeals
  • Breach of Contract
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal
  • Discrimination
  • Evictions
  • Expungement & Sealing of Criminal Records
  • Foreclosure
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Police Misconduct
  • Post-conviction Relief
  • Small Claims
  • Wrongful Convictions

At the present time, we do not provide services in the following areas of law:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law (Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce)
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury (Plaintiff)
  • Tax Law
  • Any area of law covered by another Community Legal Clinic

To request legal representation, call (312) 427-2737 ext. 477. When a call is received, a clinical student conducts an intake interview to gather all of the information about why the prospective client is seeking legal services. The prospective client will also be asked to provide financial information and supporting documents to determine whether or not he or she is eligible for pro bono services. If no student is available to conduct the intake interview immediately, the prospective client should leave a message with his or her name, telephone number, and contact information, and a clinical student will return the call. Prospective clients should be advised that we experience a high volume of calls and that there may be a delay in returning phone calls. In addition, prospective clients should be aware that clinical students are not available to conduct intake interviews during the finals and break periods.

After the intake interview has been completed and all supporting documents have been submitted, the request for representation will be reviewed, and a decision will be made with respect to the request. The prospective client will be notified as to the decision by telephone call or letter.