Community Law Project, Inc.
188 West Randolph Street, Suite 720
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 630-9363-Phone
(312) 630-0983- Fax
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American Bar Association E-mail listservs that may be of interest at the ABA Division for Legal Services Home Page.

Black Women Lawyer's Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. A professional organization of African-American women attorneys in the Chicago area.

CARPLS Cook County's legal assistance hotline, CARPLS strives to help lower income individuals address their legal needs in a timely and cost effective manner.

Community Law Project History

Recognizing a critical shortage of pro bono legal services and the need for attorneys of African American decent to give something back to the community, the Cook County Bar Association established the Community Law Project in 1983.

The Bar calls on its members to donate and volunteer their time and resources to the Law Project, thereby assisting hundreds of needy Chicagoans with free civil legal services.

The Community Law Project also provides service to the community through information and education seminars. The presentations to the general public on various legal issues are designed to help low income Chicagoans be more aware of the legal issues which affect their daily lives.

Through a grant from the Illinois State Bar Association, the Community Law Project and the Cook County Bar Association sponsor the "Peoples Law School" a six week program designed to allow Judges and Lawyers explain the legal system to the general public.

The Community Law Project also provides extensive training courses to its volunteer attorneys, paralegal and intake workers in the area of law related to its services.
Specific areas of civil law addressed:
  • Landlord -Tenant Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Family Law
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