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

– Maria, January 2023

Q&A with Stephen Paul, CARPLS Staff Attorney for the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN)

From the Everyday Justice Blog

The Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN) hotline was launched in 2016 and founded by the Illinois Equal Justice…

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