Directory of Programs


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Click here for Military Legal Assistance Offices
Servicemembers andtheir families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
These programs provide free civil legal assistance, but your eligibility for services may be limited based on your income. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility. In the search box, type your state, county, or city to find local programs.

Click here for Lawyer Referral Programs
These programs will connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information. In the search box, type your state, county, or city to find local programs.

Click here for Military-Specific Programs
These are programs designed to assist members of the military with legal matters. See the specific details on the services provided.

Military Legal Assistance Offices:

Scott AFB
375 AW/JA
101 Heritage Drive Suite 210 [Bldg P-3]
Scott AFB, IL 62225
Phone: 618-256-3542, 576-3542

Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Midwest
2540 Paul Jones St. Ste. 300 Bldg. 2
Great Lakes, IL 60088-2936
Phone: 847-688-3805 x111

Military-Specific Programs:

Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network Hotline
855-IL-AFLAN (855-452-3526)
Monday—Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central

The Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN) offers free brief legal services to income qualified veterans, service members, National Guard, Reservists, and their spouses and qualified dependents who live, are stationed, or have a legal issue in Illinois. The IL-AFLAN hotline provides immediate access to speak directly with an attorney regarding any civil legal problem, such as family, housing, consumer, employment, and veteran related issues such as military discharge upgrades and VA benefits. The IL-AFLAN Hotline is operated by CARPLS Legal Aid.

John Marshall Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

Illinois State Bar Association
424 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62701
Contact: Tracy Potter

Upon Request from Jag Officer, the ISBA Committee on Military Affairs will seek to locate appropriate private legal counsel to represent military personnel, when possible at no-fee or low-fee basis, depending upon client ability to pay.

The ISBA Committee on Military Affairs responds to needs as they arise. ISBA has produced a resource guide, "Called to Duty," for military personnel available on-line at

ISBA will provide resources to lawyer reservists who may need to consult.

ISBA has conducted training sessions on Illinois military bases specifically in the area of military law. Have also provided training on issues relating to military family law and disability issues.

Assistance is offered if referred by a JAG officer.