The Senior Citizen Legal Help Desk is a cooperative effort of the Cook County Law Library and Metropolitan Family Services. The Senior Citizen Legal Advice Desk provides free legal advice and document drafting for County residents who are at least 60 years old.

The help desk is held every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library on the 29th floor of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL, 60602. Services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out intake forms.

Available Legal Services

Document Drafting:

  • Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney 
  • Transfer on Death
  • Small Estate Affidavit
  • Orders of Protection
  • Demand Letters 

Brief Legal Advice On:

  • Divorces
  • Domestic Violence
  • Adult Guardianships
  • Caregiver Abuse
  • Financial Exploitation
  • Identity Theft