Lawyer

We are so excited to now offer free civil and criminal legal services to our community!

Learn more about the CALA-SWOP-Chicago Legal Clinic

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: info@tjlp.org
phone: 773.272.1822
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
312-660-1370
Free Specializes in trafficking cases.
People’s Law Office 1180 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
773-235-0070
False arrest, police brutality, police misconduct, wrongful convictions
National Lawyer’s Guild 637 S. Dearborn Ave., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL
312-913-0039
Free Hotline & legal support for activism & civil disobedience. Referrals.
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation 100 North LaSalle Street, Suite 900, Chicago, Illinois
312-332-1624
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
312-341-1070
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
312-603-0600
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.

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