Catholic 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 Legal Services believes that regardless of a person's ability to pay, every human being has a right to competent legal counsel. Through CCLS, the program director matches a client's legal case with an area lawyer who has agreed to represent the client. This community-based, quality legal services program provides qualifying clients with the best legal service area lawyers can offer, with compassion, empathy, and a listening ear to all the clients who come seeking help.
CCLS provides assistance in these areas:
To learn more about adoptions, your rights, and how to start the process of adoption, click here.
CCLS refers many creditor/debtor cases to Legal Advocates for Seniors and People with Disabilities.
If you are curious about filing for bankruptcy, we suggest that you read about the steps involved and what kind of bankruptcy would best suit you. Visit IL Legal Aid.
Visit "The Immigration Project", for more information and additional resources. CCLS refers the majority of immigration cases to "The Immigration Project."
Here are a few questions to expect to be asked if you have a landlord-tenant issue:
If you have a lease, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org following your initial call.
To learn more about your rights as a renter/landlord, visit Illinois Legal Aid Online.
To see a list of Government Benefits and Services in the Sangamon Co. area (and other surrounding counties), click here.
Phone Number: 217-523-9201, Ext. 317
Click here for a full list of approved standardized statewide forms.
Click here for a full list of Governmental Resources/Services.
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