Legal Assistance


  • Student Legal Assistance
    Campus Life Building 120
    Services: Legal services in areas of landlord/tenant, criminal misdemeanor, consumer employer relations, traffic, attorney referral list
    Eligibility: NIU students

Surrounding Communities

  • American Civil Liberties Union
    Executive Director: Colleen K. Connell
    180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2300
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: 312-201-9740
    Services: Acts on behalf of individuals in defense of their constitutional rights
  • Sycamore Human Rights Commission
  • DeKalb Human Relations Commission
    200 S. 4th St
    DeKalb, IL 60115
  • Child Support Enforcement Services
    Illinois Department of Public Aid
    201 South Grand Avenue East
    Springfield, IL 62763-0001
    TTY: 800-526-5812
    Services: Assists in collecting child support payments by withholding payments from non-custodial parents' income, unemployment, or taxes
    Eligibility: Parent must have legal custody and be separated from spouse
  • Illinois Lawyer Finder
    Illinois State Bar Association
    424 South 2nd St.
    P.O. Box 1330
    Springfield, IL 62701
    Services: Makes referrals to attorneys in the area where caller resides, according to nature of legal problem
    Eligibility: Resident of Illinois (with the exception of Peoria, Winnebago, Lake, Kane, Cook, DuPage, or Will counties)
  • Prairie State Legal Services
    201 Houston St. #200
    Batavia, IL 60510
    630-232-9415 or 800-942-4612
    Services: Provides legal services in civil cases to low-income persons, elderly, and persons with HIV/AIDS
    Eligibility: Low-income residents, elderly, and persons with HIV/AIDS of Kane or DeKalb county