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About Us

CARPLS is a 501(c)(3) legal aid nonprofit. Yes, we have an unusual name, but we do serious work. We help res⁠i⁠den⁠t⁠s f⁠i⁠nd solu⁠t⁠⁠i⁠ons ⁠t⁠o everyday legal ma⁠t⁠⁠t⁠ers ⁠i⁠n Cook Coun⁠t⁠y and ⁠t⁠hroughou⁠t⁠ Ill⁠i⁠no⁠i⁠s.

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By the Numbers

82,000

legal consultations provided last year

85¢

of every dollar raised goes directly into client services

2/3

of new clients have never spoken to an attorney prior to calling

25+

years is the average professional experience of our attorneys

94%

of our clients would recommend us to a friend

13

practice areas

“The CARPLS attorney I spoke with was kind, non-judgmental, and more patient than I could have ever dreamed of”

– Maria, January 2023

CARPLS Virtual Municipal Court Advice Desk: 1st Year Report

From the Everyday Justice Blog

The CARPLS Municipal Court Advice Desk (MCAD) launched its virtual Help Desk on October 18, 2021 in response to the…

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