"We believe all people of central and southern Illinois should have access to justice, income security, adequate housing, quality education, healthcare, safety from violence and exploitation, and the opportunity to improve their own lives."

The Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation exists to make this a reality.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide low income and senior residents of central and southern Illinois with high quality civil legal services in order to obtain and maintain their basic human needs. Through advice, representation, advocacy, education, and collaboration, we seek: to achieve justice for those whose voices might otherwise not be heard; to empower individuals to advocate for themselves; and to make positive changes in the communities we serve. Click here for more about who we are.

Who We Serve

Land of Lincoln provides free civil legal services to low-income residents and seniors in 65 counties in Southern Illinois.  We handle only certain kinds of civil cases. The kind of help we provide ranges from telephone advice or brief service, to representation in court or at administrative hearings. Click here for a map of our service area and locations.

Applying For Help

We have five regional offices and three satellite offices. We also have a centralized telephone intake, advice and referral center. There is a special hotline for homeowners in danger of losing their home.  Click here for information on how to apply for our services.