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Fighting poverty in Chicago and Illinois

What We Do

Welcome to Legal Action Chicago

Legal Action Chicago is a close partner organization to Legal Aid Chicago, the Midwest’s largest provider of free civil legal services to people who are living in poverty. The two organizations are partners in the pursuit of equal justice.

Legal Aid Chicago represents individuals who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, and thereby provides these individuals with meaningful access to justice.

Legal Action Chicago focuses not on individual disputes, but on policies and systems that harm groups of people or even entire communities, with a priority on addressing racial equity.  Working with and for people living in poverty, and in collaboration with community leaders, Legal Action Chicago advocates for broad positive changes through various approaches, which include legislative initiatives and class action lawsuits.

In The Courts

Using the courts to solve systemic problems

Class Actions

Policy Advocacy

Changing laws, regulations, and procedures that govern policies and systems

Policy Advocacy

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Let your voice be heard!

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