Answered By: SK Van Poolen
Last Updated: Aug 11, 2016     Views: 8

PUBLIC or PRO SE:

Criminal: If unable to obtain a public defender or are seeking other representation, be aware that most attorneys charge up front for representation in criminal cases.

Civil: Not entitled to free representation. Parties must obtain their own representation.

The Illinois State Bar Association has posted information on legal resources for those with questions about hiring an attorney, fees, where to look for an attorney, and other very valuable hints on first meetings and client responsibilities.

UIUC STUDENTS ONLY:

Student seeking legal assistance may use the University's Student Legal Services. See their webpage for detailed information on eligibility,types of representation and other valuable information. (Link provided below). 

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