Legal Services

In order to better serve our communities, ALSO, in partnership with the Chicago Legal Clinic, is now offering free legal services! 

An attorney will be at ALSO's main office once a month providing expungement, sealing, and other legal services free of charge for community members, clients, and staff. 

Expungement or Sealing of a Criminal Record

A criminal record is created when a person is arrested or charged with an offense even if they were released without being charged or were found not guilty. These criminal records can be viewed by the public like potential employers, however certain records can be expunged (erased) or sealed (hidden), and you may be eligible!

Bring a recent RAP sheet (within a year), and stop by ALSO when the attorney is present in the office. The attorney will review your case(s) with you, and if eligible, will prepare your petitions, file them, and appear in court on your behalf if necessary.  Please see the flyer below for information on how to obtain a copy of your RAP sheet. 

Information is also available about cannabis legalization and expungement of cannabis convictions in Illinois. 

Assistance and consultation is also available on the following:

  • Arrests, charges, and convictions
  • Child support, custody, divorce, parentage, and visitation
  • Landlord/tenant disputes and foreclosure
  • Food stamps/SNAP and TANF
  • Immigration
  • Wills and trusts

Dates in office from 1-5pm: 9/17, 10/29, 11/19, 12/4.

For more information, call (773) 235-5705, or stop by our office at 2401 W North Ave.  on the southwest corner of North and Western.

Click here to download flyer.