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LAF (formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation) provides free civil legal services to people living in poverty in Cook County.  We make Equal Justice a Reality and help people get back on track.  All clients must be registered by telephone and screened for eligibility through our Client Screening Unit at 312.341.1070. Our phone menu and staff communicate in English and Spanish. Read more about contacting LAF on our How to Reach Us page.  We do not accept requests for assistance by email or by signing up for our email list. For Ombudsman for seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in suburban Cook County and Lake County, Illinois, call 888.401.8200 toll-free.

Get Help Now by calling 
312-341-1070 or Apply Online.
This link will redirect you to Illinois Legal Aid Online's website,
where LAF's online client intake system is hosted.