CARPLS Legal Aid Hotline

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The CARPLS Legal Aid Hotline helps thousands of low-income families find answers to everyday legal problems including housing, employment, education, consumer debt, divorce, guardianships, estates, injuries to person or property, public benefits, health care and more. Whatever the legal problem, CARPLS’ experienced attorneys can help clients better understand their rights and the remedies available to them under the law. Our attorneys do not represent clients in court. If in-court representation is required, the CARPLS attorneys will assist with a referral to an appropriate full-service legal aid agency if one is available. The Hotline service is free to low-income residents of Cook County. The CARPLS’ Hotline is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM,  and on Monday and Wednesday evenings until 7:30 PM.

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CARPLS also runs several in-person advice desks to provide free help to unrepresented parties. The advice desk topics and locations are:

- Domestic Relations Advice Desk | Self Help Center | CL-16 Richard J. Daley Center
- Municipal Court Advice Desk | Self Help Center |CL-16 Richard J. Daley Center
- Collection Advice Desk | Court Room 1401 |Richard J. Daley Center
- Administrative Hearings Advice Desk | City of Chicago | 400 W. Superior

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