Legal Aid Services

Prairie State Legal Services

Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low income persons and those over 60 who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them. Generally, Prairie State staff seek to be available for those legal matters that impact a household’s ability to meet its basic human needs for protection from violence and abuse, access to medical assistance, subsistence income, or access to decent affordable housing. Our mission is “to provide or coordinate the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals, families and groups.” Throughout its history, Prairie State has focused on providing legal services to the most vulnerable groups in our society, the poor, the elderly, the physically and mentally disabled as well as other vulnerable people.

  • 303 North Main Street, Suite 600
    Rockford, IL
  • Phone: 815-965-2902, 1-800-892-2985
  • Fax: (815)965-1081

http://www.pslegal.org

Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic

Provides free legal services to domestic violence abuse victims who qualify. The Clinic provides representation to victims of domestic violence who have been abused by a family or household member. We provide assistance in the following areas: Obtaining an Order of Protection – Defending against an Order of Protection that was improperly granted, Assisting with other matters that have arisen from the circumstance of abuse, such as eviction. Mediation – Clinic attorneys and students serve as mediators in small claims cases, child visitation matters, and evictions. These mediations are referred to us in court by the judge. Pro Se Divorce Clinic -staff provides information regarding the divorce process, assist individuals in completing divorce paperwork, and explain how to prepare for an uncontested divorce hearing in court. The Clinic services in this area are informational only.

  • 319 W. State St.
    Rockford, IL 61101
  • Phone: 815-962-9980

http://law.niu.edu/law/clinic/index.shtml