About Legal Council


Founded as AIDS Legal Council of Chicago in 1987 in response to the unique and urgent legal needs among people diagnosed with HIV, the agency broadened its focus beyond single-disease advocacy and changed its name to Legal Council for Health Justice in 2014. Read more about the history of Legal Council.



If you would like to join the fight for health justice and help people with chronic, disabling and stigmatizing health conditions, please visit our donation page.

Interested in having a greater impact on the lives on children and individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions? Consider joining our major giving society.

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Legal Council for Health Justice believes in the power of communities, and like you, we know that the only way our communities can thrive is if they have access to the care and services they need to flourish. That's why we work side by side with community partners to provide free services directly available in your neighborhood health clinic, hospital, or shelter. Learn more about where we are

To learn more about programs, training, and policy work at Legal Council, visit Our Services.

Read our mission statement and vision.


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Our main office is open Monday through Friday* from 9 AM - 5 PM. We are located at 17 N State St.
*In the summer, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, our office closes at 1 PM on Fridays.


17 N. State St., Suite 900
Chicago IL 60602

Tel: (312) 427-8990
Fax: (312) 427-8419

Disclaimer: Legal Council for Health Justice does not provide legal advice over the internet. The information on this web site is not legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation and jurisdiction. The information contained on this web site is not guaranteed to be up-to-date and cannot replace the advice of competent legal counsel licensed in your state.

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