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Over one million people go to court without an attorney every year in Illinois, but studies show that the majority of self-represented litigants would prefer to have an attorney by their side. However, there are fewer than 400 legal aid attorneys in Illinois to serve the nearly 4 million Illinois residents living in or near poverty. Several recent rule changes passed by the Illinois Supreme Court make it easier than ever for private attorneys to help close the justice gap by providing free (pro bono) or low-cost representation to the people who need it most. To learn more, please see the content below.


Learn more about the rules that allow retired, inactive, and out-of-state attorneys to provide pro bono services in Illinois.

Learn more about the rules that allow attorneys to provide "unbundled" legal services, including limited court appearances.

Contact Details

Jill Roberts, Senior Program Manager
312-793-2305 (phone)
312-793-0740 (fax)

Alison Spanner, Assistant Director
Access to Justice Division 
312-793-3859 (phone)
312-793-0740 (fax)