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CFCCC Resource Guide

Legal Services

 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

 

The Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers are funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in ten regions of the country to provide resources and technical assistance on the ADA.

(The number below also includes information on the Disability Law Resource Project.)

 

ADA technical assistance

800-949-4232 (voice & TTY)

www.adata.org

 

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

offers technical assistance to the public concerning the employment provisions of title I of the ADA.

 

ADA publications

800-669-3362 (voice)

800-800-3302 (TTY)

 

ADA questions

800-669-4000 (voice)

800-669-6820 (TTY)

www.eeoc.gov

 

The Federal Communications Commission

offers technical assistance to the public concerning the communication provisions of title IV of the ADA.

 

ADA Publications

888-225-5322 (voice)

888-835-5322

www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro

 

The Ark

 

Maintains food pantry, homeless residences, medical and legal clinics, dental and eye clinics, pharmacy, crisis intervention, counseling services, emergency financial aid, programs for seniors & thrift shops.

 

6450 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60645-5257

Ph: 773-973-1000

Fax: 773-973-4362

Email: ark@arkchicago.org

Website: www.arkchicago.org

 

Call-A-Lawyer
Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 554-2001, TDD (312) 554-2055 (No Spanish spoken)
Every third Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Service: Attorneys answer basic legal questions.
Fee: None

C A R P L S

Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services

Cook County’s Legal Aid Hotline

P. O. Box 5207

Chicago, Illinois 60680-5207

Tel. 312 738-9486

Fax 312-738-9487

http://www.carpls.org/Home.aspx

 

Center for Disability and Elder Law

 

Serving people with disabilities and the elderly, pro bono legal services (only in civil disputes).

 

79 W. Monroe, Suite 919

Chicago, IL 60603

Ph: 312-376-1880

Fax: 312-376-1885

www.probonocdel.org

 

Chicago Bar Association: Legal Information for the Public

 

General information about many areas of the law, lawyer referral service, check dates and topics for community law fairs, find out about agencies that provide low cost legal services and much more.

321 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604-3997
Ph: 312-554-2000, 312-554-2001 (CBA Lawyer Referral Service)

Fax: 312-554-2054

Email: info@chicagobar.org

Website: http://www.chicagobar.org/public/public.asp

 

Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

100 N. LaSalle Ave., Suite 600

Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 630-9744

www.clccrul.org

 

Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc.

Legal services for people who do not qualify for free legal aid and cannot afford full price private attorneys. General civil practice; no criminal law. Will also make referrals to other providers when necessary. Locations for service: Pilsen, Loop, Austin, Southside of Chicago.

http://www.clclaw.org/

773-731-1762 (to contact all offices below)

 

South Chicago Office

2938 East 91st St.

Chicago, IL 60617

 

Pilsen Office
1914 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608

 

Downtown Office
205 W. Monroe Street
4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

 

At Austin Circle Law Center

118 N. Central Ave.

Chicago, IL 60644

 

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS)

100 N. LaSalle

Chicago, IL 60602

312-332-1624

Fax: 312-332-1460

http://www.cvls.org/

 

Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation

(Legal Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago)

847- 475-3703

 

Council for Disability Rights

 

Gives free legal advice to the disabled. Website has an FAQ on the ADA.

 

30 East Adams, Suite 1130

Chicago, IL 60603

Ph: 312-444-9484 (Voice), 312-444-1967 (TTY)

Fax: 312-444-1977

Email: answerwoman@disabilityrights.org

Website: http://www.disabilityrights.org/

 

Divorce and Family Law Project

(Legal Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago)

312 341-1046

 

Equip for Equality

312-341-0022

Elder and Disabled Abuse

 

Fed World

A starting point for access to federal agencies and departments.

Website: http://www.fedworld.gov

 

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free telephone consulting service funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. It provides information and advice to employers and people with disabilities on reasonable accommodation in the workplace.

 

Information on workplace accommodation:

800-526-7234
877-781-9403 (TTY)

www.jan.wvu.edu

 

The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center

315 S. Plymouth Court

Chicago, IL 60604

312-427-2737

 

Legal Aid Bureau -Part of Metropolitan Family Services

Family Law Assistance

312-986-4200

 

Legal Assistance Foundation North Suburban Office

828 Davis Street, #201

Evanston, IL 60201

847-475-3703             

 

Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago

 

General Office

111 West Jackson Boulevard, 3rd Floor

Chicago, Il 60604

312-341-1071

TTY: 312-431-1206

FAX: 312-341-1041

www.lafchicago.org

 

Northwest Office

1212 North Ashland Avenue

Chicago, IL 60622

773-572-3200

TTY: 773-489-4502

Fax: 773-489-4728

www.lafchicago.org

 

South Side Office

10 West 35th Street

Chicago, Il 60616

312-949-5390

TTY: 312-949-0771

FAX: 312-949-0481

Call this office to set up interviews in Roseland.

 

Legal Rights

 

N.O.W. Legal and Education Fund 217-528-2077

 

Pro-Bono Advocates 312-827-2420

 

Women’s Assistance Fund 630-415-0555

 

The Lilac Tree               847-328-0313

A not for profit organization to help women going through divorce.

1215 Church St.

Evanston, IL 60201

www.thelilactree.org

 

Legal Services Corp.

 

Legal help to low-income individuals in civil matters.

 

3333 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Ph: 202-295-1500

Fax: 202-337-6797

Website: http://www.lsc.gov

 

Pro Bono Advocates

 

Civil orders for protection of victims of domestic violence.

 

Intake: 9 AM to 11AM

28 N. Clark St., Room 630

Chicago, IL 60602

312-827-2420

 

Rental and Legal Help

 

Metropolitan Tenants Organization

Questions and referrals

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL 60622

773-292-4988 (or 4980)

 

Chicago Commission on Human Relations

- Discrimination and referrals

312-744-4111

 

Chicago Dept. of Consumer Service

- Security deposits complaints

121 N. LaSalle Ave., Rm. 808

Chicago, IL 60602

312-744-4009

 

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

Subsidized housing tenants

Chicago 312-353-6236

Washington, D.C. 202-708-1112  

 

Tax Information

 

Illinois Department of Revenue

Downloadable forms and information.

http://www.revenue.state.il.us

 

Internal Revenue Service

Find tax forms and information booklets available online.

http://www.irs.ustreas.gov

         Tax assistance and info on appeals: 800-829-1040

         Hearing Impaired: 800-829-4059

         Forms and Publications: 800-829-3676

         TeleTax: Recorded tax information on approximately 150 topics.

                  800-829-4477

         Individual refund hotline: 800-829-1954

 

Online info concerning appeals process can be found on the IRS home page: http://www.irs.gov

 

Attorneys

 

What follows is a list of attorneys who have worked with some members of the CFCCC to assure their eligibility for social services and disability claims. They have also been referred to us as being somewhat familiar with CFS/ME, Fibro, or MCS. LISTING IN DIRECTORY SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AN ENDORSEMENT.

 

Please note: A recent study done at DePaul University has shown that medical students tended to treat patients more effectively when the same symptoms were described, but the named diagnosis was myalgic encephalomyelitis rather than chronic fatigue syndrome.

 

George Ackron

Paraclete Services

4615 Tile Line Rd.

Crystal Lake, IL 60012

815-455-7010

Advocate in Disability Law. Has been providing advocacy services in IL for 25 years. Specializing in Special Ed. and SS Disability Representation; does advocacy for adults and children with disabilities.

 

Daley, DeBofsky and Bryant

55 W. Monroe St., Suite 2440
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Ph: 312-372-5200

Fax: 312-372-2778

email: info@ddbchicago.com

Website: http://www.ddbchicago.com/

A law firm which concentrates in disability law and employment rights.

 

Ken Dobbs, JD

3rd floor Dearborn Station,

47 W Polk St.,

Chicago, IL 60605

312-461-9800; fax 312-461-9008 (familiar with EI/MCS)

 

Frank J. Kokoszka                                                                              

140 South Dearborn, Suite 1610

Chicago, IL 60603-5299

312-443-9600             

Bankruptcy

 

N. David Kornfeld

Social Security Attorney
1718 Sherman Avenue
Suite 203
Evanston, IL 60201
847-864-1133
and
203 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2100
Chicago, Il 60601
312-925-9773

Wil145@aol.com

www.1800socialsecuritylaw.com

 

Kenneth S. Lewis      

1 N. Franklin St., Suite 1850

Chicago, IL 60606-3424

312-726-3054             

Workers compensation

 

Thomas Nash

8 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1616

Chicago, IL 60603

312-443-0900             

http://www.tomnashlaw.com/overview.html

Social Security Disability and private long-term disability

 

Jeff Rabin

636 South Des Plaines River Road

Suite 300

Des Plaines, IL 60016

847-299-0008

Toll free: 800-529-0600

Fax: 847-299-4493

Social Security Disability, will travel

http://www.rabinsslaw.com/

 

Robert Williams, Williams & Marcus, Ltd.

33 N. LaSalle St., 37th floor

Chicago, IL 60602

312-782-9400

attorney familiar with EI/MCS

 

To file a Complaint of discrimination on basis of disability: Cook County Commission on Human Rights 312-603-1100

humanrights@cookcountygov.com

 

Illinois Department of Human Rights 312-814-6200,

http://www.state.il.us/dhr/

 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 312-353-2713; also see "The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability http:\\eeoc.gov/facts/ada18.html

 

Equip for Equality Inc.

20 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 341-0022
(800) 537-2632 (Voice)
(800) 610-2779 (TTY)
(312) 341-0295 (Fax)
Se Habla Espańol and other languages
American Sign Language (ASL)
contactus@equipforequality.org (E-mail)

http://www.equipforequality.org/