We are so excited to now offer free civil and criminal legal services to our community!
If you are a sex worker in trouble with the law, here is a list of attorneys that may be able to help.
|Firm Name||Contact Information||Fee Schedule||Specialization|
|SWOP-Chicago Legal Clinic||312-999-0056||Free||Holistic criminal and civil legal services for individuals involved in adult/sex work. Areas include criminal defense, family law, expungement/sealing, police misconduct, orders of protection, immigration and obtaining state benefits.|
|Appleman and AssociatesMiriam Szatrowski||612 W. 5th Ave., Suite B Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 717-7801||For-profit||Criminal defense|
|First Defense Legal Aid||800-529-7374||Free||Free 24-hour hotline with legal advice to people being arrested or detained at a Chicago Police Station. Referrals.|
|Transformative Justice Law Project (TJLP)||Owen Daniel McCarter2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Free||Holistic criminal legal services for low-income & street-based transgender and gender non-conforming people.|
|National Immigrant Justice Center||208 S. La Salle St., Suite 1818, Chicago, IL 60604
|Free||Specializes in trafficking cases.|
|People’s Law Office||1180 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
|False arrest, police brutality, police misconduct, wrongful convictions|
|National Lawyer’s Guild||637 S. Dearborn Ave., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL
|Free||Hotline & legal support for activism & civil disobedience. Referrals.|
|Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation||100 North LaSalle Street, Suite 900, Chicago, Illinois
|Free||Offers 22 free legal clinics throughout chicago: civil cases (immigration, custody, divorce, expungement, etc.)|
|Legal Assistance Foundation||111 W. Jackson Blvd. 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL
|Free||CIVIL (not criminal) cases: immigration, domestic violence, public benefits, custody cases.|
|Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund||11 East Adams, Suite 1008, Chicago, IL||Free||Supports rights of GLBTQ/Transgender/HIV-affected populations. Small number of pro-bono representation for cases that might change local/national policy. Referrals. Guide of “questions-to-ask-your attorney”|
|Cook County Public Defender||69 W. Washington Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60602
|Free||Answers questions about criminal justice system & court process. Criminal defense for misdemeanor and felony cases.|
Also see: Illinois Attorney General – Pro Bono Legal Service Referrals
If you believe you have been the victim of police misconduct, contact the Independent Police Review Authority.