Pro se litigants may contact the District Court Self-Help Assistance Program to provide assistance. The help desk attorney operates by appointment only. Appointments are made at the Clerks Office Intake Desk on the 20th floor or by calling 312-435-5691.
Use of the help desk attorney is not a substitute for an attorney. Below are organizations that may provide free or low-cost legal assistance or a referral to an attorney if you can afford to pay for legal services.
Free or low-cost legal services
Filing a Civil Case Without An Attorney: A Guide For The Pro Se Litigant
Title VII and Section 1981: A Guide for Appointed Attorneys in the Northern District of Illinois
The Americans With Disabilities Act An Age Discrimination In Employment Act: A Guide for Appointed Attorneys in the Northern District of Illinois
Local Rule 56.2 - Notice to Pro Se Litigants Opposing Summary Judgment