How to Obtain Our Help

How to Obtain Our Help

If you feel that your legal problem fall under the type of cases we accept then the next step is to contact us. You have three options:

  1. Apply Online
  2. Attend a Legal Clinic
  3. Call Us at 312-332-1624

Steps to Follow

Call First
Call our Intake Specialists at 312-332-1624 to start the process for obtaining legal representation as quickly as possible. Our Intake Specialists will take the relevant information and determine whether CVLS can help you with your problem. If it appears that you meet our basic guidelines, we will set an appointment for you.

Be on Time
Please arrive for your appointment on time. If you are unable to keep your appointment please call 312-332-1624 and let us know. This will help us serve as many people as possible. We will reschedule you for the next available appointment.

What You Should Bring
Please bring any court papers, leases, contracts or other paperwork that is related to your legal matter. Also please bring the names and addresses of the people involved in with the problem.

We Will Notify You
After the interview and once we have all the information we need, a CVLS staff attorney will review your case. We will let you know if we can help by sending a letter to the address you gave us. We will try to let you know within four weeks of your interview. If we cannot help you, we will try to direct you to someone who can.

If you have a court date scheduled before we contact you, you MUST attend on your own. Tell the judge that you are trying to find an attorney, and ask for a continuance of your case. We cannot guarantee the judge will give you a continuance.

What To Do If You Need Help Right Now
Although we cannot answer your questions, give you legal advice or schedule an appointment via this web site, Illinois Legal Aid Online offers free information and legal forms for many areas of law and case types. Their information is simple to use, reliable and free. Check them out at www.illinoislegalaid.org.