Our Mission & Our Vision
At Legal Aid Chicago, we work together to provide high quality civil legal aid to people living in poverty and other vulnerable groups.
Through advocacy, education, collaboration, and litigation we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities, and achieve justice.
In carrying out our mission, we treat everyone with compassion and respect.
It is our vision that poverty will not be an impediment to justice in Cook County. Legal barriers that perpetuate poverty and inequality will be dismantled. Laws and legal systems will be open and equally effective for all who need their protection, especially those who experience unfair and disproportionately unjust treatment due to personal or community characteristics.