Catholic Charities Legal Services

CC legal services logo 1.jpgCatholic Charities Legal Services assists people residing within the Roman Catholic Charities Diocese of Springfield in Illinois with little to no income in obtaining Pro bono legal assistance from area attorneys in specialized fields while also providing compassion, empathy, and a listening ear to all who come seeking help. Through the CCLS program, our program director matches a client's legal case with an area lawyer who has agreed to represent him/her. 

Catholic Charities believes that regardless of a person's ability to pay, every human being has the right to competent legal representation and justice under the law. As a community-based, quality legal services program, CCLS strives to restore the dignity of the human person with just and competent legal representation inspired by the loving heart of Christ.

CCLS provides assistance in these areas:

  • Adoption
  • Bankruptcy
  • Simple Divorce (No Dependents)
  • Debt Elimination
  • Employment
  • Environmental Issues
  • Guardianship
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Wills and Probate

Call us today for Pro bono legal assistance in your non-criminal case. At CCLS, no one is denied services based on age, creed, disability, familial status, gender, national origin, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Catholic Charities Legal Services Contact Information

  • 1.217.523.9201, Ext. 317 - Program Assistant
  • 1.217.523.9201, Ext. 329 - Legal Services Director

"The Law of the Heart is Love"

Are you a lawyer who would like to help us make sure that every person is ensured fair and legal representation? Please consider joining our volunteer panel of lawyers. You must be a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois and have experience in one of the above areas of law. CCLS covers a 28 county-wide service area in central Illinois so we are always seeking lawyers from many different communities. Call Catholic Charities at 217-523-9201 for more information and to register your services.

*Catholic Charities reserves the right to decline cases that are not consistent with Catholic teaching.

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