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:
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
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.

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