Get Help

To set up an appointment, please call 847-737-4042 or email us at info@hphlegalaid.org.  We have staff who are fluent in Spanish. Immigration status is irrelevant to eligibility for our pro bono services.

Eligibility Requirements

Clients must provide proof of residency or employment in Highland Park or Highwood to receive services.

Residents with incomes at 250% of the federal poverty level or below are eligible for pro bono services.* Households receiving public assistance (free or reduced lunch, food stamps, etc.) will automatically qualify for services. Special circumstances may be taken into account at the discretion of the Executive Director.

*There are no income requirements for survivors of domestic violence.

Immigration

The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic (HPHLAC) is accredited through the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and provides immigration legal services to eligible immigrants seeking help with:

  • U-Visas
  • Citizenship applications
  • Certain waivers
  • Family-based permanent resident status and citizenship
  • Asylum and removal proceedings

Housing

HPHLAC assists with problems arising from landlord & tenant relations, including:

  • Evictions
  • Return of security deposits
  • Lease disputes
  • Lockouts, wrongful retaliation

You can view Highland Park Housing Ordinances by looking under Client Resources

Domestic Violence

HPHLAC focuses on cases that involve personal safety form victims of domestic violence and their children, including:

  • Emergency Orders of Protection and Plenary Orders of Protection
  • Child support, custody, visitation and other family law matters where there is a risk to personal safety

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