Health Justice for All

For 30 years, Legal Council for Health Justice has empowered individuals and communities, using the power of the law to secure dignity, opportunity, and well-being for all. Your support provides hope and stability for children and adults living with life-changing health conditions.

We're Hiring!

Join an expert legal & advocacy non-profit serving thousands of children, families, and adults living with life-altering health conditions. We're currently hiring for multiple positions, including Bilingual  Outreach and Education Coordinator, Grants Manager, Data Coordinator, Communications Manager, Supervisory Attorney, and a Policy Specialist/Analyst for Child Health.

Stock Asthma Legislation Aims to Protect Students with Asthma


The ‘Stock Asthma Rescue Medication’ bill (SB 3015), crafted with help from Legal Council’s children and family advocates, has been signed by Gov. Rauner and is now Public Act 100-0726. This victory will promote access to proper asthmatic care to children in need, allowing schools to voluntarily stock asthma rescue medication and for trained staff to administer it when a student experiences respiratory distress.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Addressing Childhood Lead Burden

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF), the state’s only private foundation focused solely on the health needs of children across the state, awarded $600,000 over three years to Legal Council for Health Justice and Erikson Institute to innovate and evaluate new approaches to childhood lead poisoning.

We're suing the State

Attorneys from Legal Council for Health Justice, the Shriver Center, and Sidley Austin LLP filed in court on behalf of thousands of low-income people to enforce federal law and the State of Illinois’ agreement to process Medicaid applications in a timely fashion.

What We Do

Legal Council builds its services on three pillars: individual legal representation, outreach and education, and impact advocacy.

Who We Serve

Our legal care targets many demographics, including individuals living with HIV/AIDS, children and families with disabilities and chronic illness, senior citizens, and homeless individuals with dual diagnosis.

Our Staff

Legal Council is home to a diverse, passionate, and innovative team. Learn more about the great people within our agency.

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This work can't be done without you. Help provide free legal services to help low-income Illinoisans with chronic, disabling, and stigmatizing health conditions secure and plan their futures.

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