Administer Justice is a legal aid organization providing free legal services and other services to low-income individuals. Our name comes from a verse in the Bible: “This is what the Lord Almighty says: Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.” As a Christian organization, we may offer to pray for you during your appointment. Prayer is completely optional and voluntary. We consider it a privilege to serve you!
One on One Consultation with an Attorney: Regardless of the county you live in, if you income qualify for our services and have a civil legal issue that we handle, you may be able meet with an attorney for a private consultation.
Document Assistance & Pro Se Coaching: If you live in Kane or DuPage County (or your case is in one of these two counties), you may receive assistance with legal documents and/or coaching from an attorney on how to handle your case and represent yourself.
Pro-bono Attorney: You must live in Kane or DuPage County to receive pro bono representation. Stricter income qualifications apply for this level of service and receiving a pro bono attorney is dependent on our ability to find a volunteer attorney willing to take your case.
There are no county restrictions for legal assistance through our Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.
There are no county restrictions for services under our ATLAST Program serving Immigrant victims of Human Trafficking qualifying for T-visa and Immigrant Victims of Domestic Abuse or Violent Crimes qualifying for VAWA or U-Visa.
There are no county restrictions for those without legal status needing assistance with establishing temporary guardianship for minor children and/or assistance with a Power of Attorney.
We do not report to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
Educational Workshops: For those considering or facing divorce, our free, 90 minute F.A.C.T.S. (Family, Assets, Children, Trials, Safety) workshop provides an overview of the legal process of divorce as well as valuable insights regarding the impact of divorce on children, finances and other aspects of life. The workshop also provides referrals for free or low cost counseling and other support services. This free workshop is open to all regardless of income level or county of residence.
Financial Literacy Counseling: For those who income-qualify, individuals or couples can meet with a financial counselor to help you establish a manageable budget for your household and improve your financial knowledge. The counselor will also provide other valuable information regarding managing your income and expenses. Click Here to learn more about our free Financial Literacy Counseling.
Conflict Coaching: For those who income-qualify, individuals can meet one on one with a trained Administer Justice Conflict Coach. These volunteers, trained through Peacemaker Ministries, help individuals gain perspective on the conflicts they are facing, providing practical ways to resolve and manage conflict in a peaceful and healthy way.
Services are provided Monday – Thursday at our Elgin office
and on Saturday mornings at various church locations.
All services require an appointment.
CLICK HERE for more information regarding appointment eligibility
Call us at 847-844-1100 or Toll free at 877-778-6006.