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Prospective Client Information

Legal Resources for DePaul Students

Current DePaul University students have access to free legal advice from Croak Student Legal Services. Please contact CSLS to schedule an appointment.

DePaul students seeking help for DACA-related issues can email our Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic.

Legal Resources for DePaul Alumni

We recommend utilizing the DePaul University Alumni Directory if you are looking for a DePaul Law alumnus to represent you or provide you with legal advice. The DePaul Legal Clinics do not maintain a list of private attorney referrals and we generally cannot provide assistance or advice to alumni who contact our office.

Legal Resources for the General Public

The vast majority of the clients we serve at the DePaul Legal Clinics are referred directly to our office through legal aid agencies, community organizations, or the courts. For the most part, we do not perform intakes or accept walk-ins. We are not able to answer legal questions or provide legal advice over the phone, via email, or in-person.

Depending on the time of year, some of our clinical programs are open for intakes:

  • Civil Rights Clinic: police/prison misconduct or LGBT civil rights cases only; must be in Chicago federal court
  • Misdemeanor Defense Clinic: NOT CURRENTLY OPEN FOR INTAKES; criminal misdemeanor cases only; must be in Cook County court
  • Technology/Intellectual Property Clinic: NOT CURRENTLY OPEN FOR INTAKES; trademark and copyright applications; no litigation
For inquiries about representation by one of our clinical programs listed above, please email us.

Please note that all of our other clinical programs receive clients via direct referral only from community organizations or courts that have established a partnership with our office. The DePaul Legal Clinics do not handle intakes for any other matters not listed above.

Additional Resources for Legal Assistance in Chicagoland

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