You may use the form below to contact CALA:

  • If you are in need of legal assistance

  • If you would like more information about CALA

  • If you would like to volunteer with CALA

Community Activism Law Alliance
"Lawyering Beyond Boundaries..."
17th N. State, 13th Floor, Suite #1380
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 999-0056
Fax: (312) 999-0076

Please note, as our clinics are based in the communities we serve, we are not able to accept walk-in meetings at the above address.



Contact CALA With Questions or Support


If you are an attorney or law student who is interested in working with communities, exploring a different approach to legal services, or getting experience in several different areas of poverty and civil rights law, we want you! For law students, please consider us for an internship, clinical, or practicum placement. If you are interested, please send your resume to  


We are always looking for additional support to help us operate our community-based clinics. In addition to standard administrative tasks, volunteers also help us with planning community legal education, fundraising, and outreach events. If you are interested, please send your resume to


Many of our clients are Spanish-speaking. In order to provide the best services to all of our clients, we have a need for Spanish speakers who can assist with interpreting for clients and translating documents.