Our Work

The mission of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic is to provide accessible, quality, equitable, free legal aid services in the areas of domestic violence, housing, and immigration to give low-income, at-risk community members access to justice and the opportunity to live productive and secure lives.


The NSLAC Immigration Law Practice specializes in navigating clients through various immigration matters, including the complexities of family-based petitions, adjustment of status, Temporary Protected Status, U- and T-nonimmigrant status, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions, and asylum cases. The team engages in targeted outreach to the immigrant community, through Know Your Rights presentations and assists clients in securing additional supportive resources through the assistance of a resource coordinator 

Click HERE to learn more about NSLAC’s Immigration Law Practice. 


NSLAC’s Housing Law Practice believes housing rights are paramount to feeling safe and living a productive life. The team represents tenants in housing matters such as evictions, lease disputes, lockouts, and wrongful retaliation. NSLAC’s Housing Law Practice also boasts a social worker and community navigator. They facilitate community partnerships and actively assist clients in securing additional supportive resources.  

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Domestic Violence

Safety is our priority and the NSLAC Domestic Violence Law Practice stands as steadfast advocates for our clients. We provide representation and assistance in cases involving safety for survivors and their children including Emergency and Plenary Orders of Protection, divorce, custody, and other family law matters. NSLAC has no income requirements for survivors of domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Law Practice support team, featuring licensed social workers, conducts education and outreach activities, builds community partnerships, and assists survivors in securing additional supportive resources.  

Click HERE to learn more about NSLAC’s Domestic Violence Law Practice 

Pro Bono

NSLAC’s dedicated Pro Bono Team cultivates relationships with local law firms and corporations and coordinates volunteer opportunities for attorneys.  The Pro Bono team focuses on increasing the availability of legal aid to those who cannot afford an attorney and ensure access to justice. NSLAC offers various volunteer opportunities, from a one-day screening clinic to full client representation.  

Click HERE to learn more about how to get involved. 

Mission Moments

NSLAC is dedicated to ensuring access to justice and making a tangible difference in the lives of those facing legal challenges. Through our mission moments, you can witness firsthand the positive change and transformative outcomes we’ve achieved. Each story embodies the spirit of our work and exemplifies NSLAC’s dedication to creating a brighter future for all. 

Discover more mission moments HERE.

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