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Legal Resources

The following organizations may provide useful to you or your organization.

Chicago Area

Center for Disability & Elder Law:

Center on Halsted, Legal Clinic and Referrals:

Chicago Bar Association:

Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) LGBTQ Section:

Equality Illinois:

Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois – LGBT Rights Committee

Howard Brown Health Center:

Illinois State Bar Association:

Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee:

Legal Aid Chicago:

Legal Council for Health Justice:

LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois:

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), Name Change Project:


AIDS United:

American Bar Association:

American Bar Association, Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU):

ACLU, LGBT Rights:


ACLU of Illinois:

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD):

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD):

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN):

Human Rights Campaign (HRC):

Immigration Equality:

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund:

Lavender Law Conference:

Log Cabin Republicans:

National Center for Lesbian Rights:

National Center for Transgender Equality:

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF):

National LGBT Bar Association:

National LGBT Bar Association, Annual Conference (Lavender Law):

National Minority AIDS Council:

Palm Center, Blueprints for Sound Public Policy:

Transgender Law Center:


International Association of LGBT Judges:

OutRight Action International:

Employment and Housing Discrimination

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:

Illinois Department of Human Rights:

LGBTQ+ Military/Veteran Resources

American Veterans for Equal Rights:

OutServe Service Member’s Legal Defense Network (SLDN):

Transgender American Veterans Association:

Judicial Candidate Evaluations

Vote for Judges:

Chicago Area LGBTQ+ Law Student Groups

DePaul University College of Law, Outlaws:

IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, Lambdas:

John Marshall Law School, OUTLaw:

Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, OUTLaw:

Northern Illinois University College of Law:

Northwestern University School of Law, OUTLaw:

Southern Illinois University, Legalss:

University of Chicago Law School, OutLaw:

University of Illinois College of Law, OUTLAW:

LGBTQ+ Law Student Resources

LGBT Student Scholarship Database:

Law School Admission Council (LSAC), LGBT Law School Applicants:


The Advocate:

Windy City Times: