Legal Council Services

At Legal Council, our programs serve individuals and families facing barriers due to chronic, disabling, and stigmatizing health and social conditions. All of our work combines direct representation, education, and advocacy across the city, state, and nation.

Clients receive life-saving legal help in the following issues:

Child health   Confidentiality & testing  |  Debt collection  |  Discrimination  |  Education plans  |  Employment  |  Future planning  |  Health screenings  |  Insurance  |  Lead poisoning  |  Public benefits

and much more. Get help now.


Legal Council builds its services on three pillars:


Individual Legal Representation: We provide free, expert legal assistance to low-income individuals.


Outreach and Education: We train thousands of community leaders each year, including medical and legal professionals, business leaders, and social service advocates.


Impact Advocacy: We advocate for legal changes on state and national levels, helping to ensure access to quality care for all individuals.

Education and Trainings

Our multilingual staff offers free training, technical assistance, and educational programs to service providers, case managers, social workers, physicians, attorneys, educators, and members of the general public. If you would like to request a training or technical assistance for your group (in English or Spanish), contact our main office at 312.427.8990 or submit a request.