Legal Aid Chicago provides services at various court-based help desks. Learn more about our help desks and how to access services below.

Bankruptcy Help Desk –  Operating Remotely

The Bankruptcy Help Desk is providing assistance over the phone rather than in-person.

If you would like advice on your pro se bankruptcy case, please call 312-229-6344

Leave a message with your name and number, and a member of our staff will call you to set up an appointment.

The Rich Cozzola Memorial Juvenile Expungement Help Desk (“JEHD”)

1100 South Hamilton Avenue, Chicago, IL
(Next to clerk’s office on the first floor)

A free walk-in help desk providing assistance with expunging your juvenile arrest, law enforcement, and court records, including help with advice and filing paperwork.

Accepting Walk-ins; no appointment necessary. Call 312-229-6072 for more information.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Markham Eviction Help Desk 

Markham Courthouse, Room 202B

16501 South Kedzie Parkway, Markham, IL

Free walk-in help desks providing legal assistance with landlord/tenant issues, eviction defense, and document preparation.

Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm. In-Person Advice available on Thursdays.

Call 312-332-6041 on Monday, Tuesday an Wednesday and leave a message with your name and phone number to receive a call back.

Suburban Courthouse Domestic Violence Help Desks

First come, first-served help desks operated to assist survivors of domestic violence with questions, advice, and basic drafting for Orders of Protection and Domestic Relations cases.

Our Attorneys can explain the court process and next steps to self-represented people, assist with or advise on basic filings and drafting, and in certain cases, screen people for further assistance from Legal Aid Chicago.

Please note: Help Desk attorneys CANNOT file an appearance on your behalf or represent you in court. Below are the locations and hours of each help desk.

Skokie Domestic Violence Help Desk

Skokie Courthouse, 5600 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie, IL 60077

Room 206A (on the second floor)

Wednesdays from 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Rolling Meadows Domestic Violence Help Desk

Rolling Meadows Courthouse, 2121 Euclid Ave., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Located Down the Main Hall Next to Courtroom 105

Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Maywood Domestic Violence Help Desk

Maywood Courthouse, 1311 Maybrook Dr., Maywood, IL 60153

Located between Courtrooms 109 and 110

Note: Help Desk Attorneys at this location cannot assist with initial drafting of Petitions for Orders of Protection

Mondays from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Bridgeview Domestic Violence Help Desk

Bridgeview Courthouse, 10220 S. 76th Ave., Bridgeview, IL 60455

Located in the Law Library on the second floor (Room 221)

Mondays from 9:30am to 1:30pm

Markham Domestic Violence Help Desk

Markham Courthouse, 16501 S. Kedzie Pkwy, Markham, IL 60428

Located in Room 221B (on the second floor)

Mondays from 9:30am to 1:30pm