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Children
Adoption, child abuse & neglect, juvenile court, minor guardianship, parental rights

Civil Practice
Representing yourself, small claims court, remedies, court costs, judgments, appeals

Civil Rights
Rights to privacy and medical records, criminal law, searches and seizures

Consumer Law
Automobiles, bankruptcy, credit, debt collection, small claims court, utilities, insurance, identity theft

Criminal Law
Your rights during a criminal investigation, right to a lawyer, victim's rights, how to clear a criminal record

Disability
Disability discrimination, medical benefits, Rehabilitation Act, protections, services

Economic Development
Forming and dissolving businesses, non-profits, economic development, entrepreneurship

Education
Special education, school records, student loans, school disciplinary actions, discrimination, fees

Elder Law
Guardianship, powers of attorney, trusts, wills, health care, benefits programs, insurance, housing, consumer, discrimination

Elections
Voting, Voting Rights Act, Voting Systems, Districting

Employment Law
Employment discrimination, employment law, collecting unemployment and workers compensation

Environmental Law
Environmental justice issues, IL EPA, CERCLA and RCRA claims

Family Law
Adoptions, child support, custody, divorce, domestic violence, paternity, visitation

Fundraising & Development
Fundraising and development resources for legal aid organizations

General Resources
People affected by natural disasters, lawyer issues, self help information, representing yourself

Guardianship & Estates
Guardianship, powers of attorney, estate planning, probate, wills

Health Care
Health insurance, Power of Attorney, Medicaid, Medicare, nursing homes

Housing
Federal housing programs, homeownership, housing discrimination, landlord/tenant law

Human Rights
Economic and cultural rights, family integrity, non-discrimination

Immigration
Asylum, USCIS procedures, Visas, U-Visa, T-Visa, VAWA

Licenses
Auto licenses, gun licenses

Management & Operations
Management issues, operations, staff training, LSC issues, communications, and marketing

Migrants & Rural Issues
Migrant workers, farm loan programs, agricultural issues

Prisoners' Rights
Civil Rights, prison conditions

Pro Bono Practice
court rules on pro bono, pro bono support, being a volunteer

Pro Se Delivery
Access to justice, advice desks, legal self help centers, trends in pro se delivery

Public Benefits
Food stamps, Social Security/SSI, veterans/military, welfare

Taxes
Income taxes, Earned Income Credit, property taxes

Technology
Accessibility, Technology & Delivery of Legal Services, Training Resources, Technology Tips and Tools

Torts & Insurance
Lawsuits, personal injury, property damage, suing someone, being sued

Traffic
Traffic laws for motor vehicles, traffic court, how to contest traffic tickets

Veterans' Issues
Benefits for veterans and their families, medical assistance, and protections for military service members.