To request legal assistance you must call us at 312.376.1880. Our lines are open between 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Find more about the types of legal cases CDEL handles and how to request legal help here. Please note that we must receive inquiries from the person seeking legal services - family members or friends cannot do so.
Please submit general inquiries only through our online form.
If you are seeking basic legal information or brief advice please visit Illinois Legal Aid Online at Illinoislegalaid.org or CARPLS at 312-738-9200. Please note that CDEL does not assist with social security appeals or personal injury actions.