The GSU Self-Help Legal Assistance Clinic (GSU-LC) will be closed on Saturday, July 22, 2023.

Welcome to Governors State University's Self-Help Legal Assistance Clinic!

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Need legal assistance? We are here to help! To receive the support you need, please complete a prospective client intake form.

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Who We Are

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The GSU Self-Help Legal Assistance Clinic (GSU-LC) provides free self-help legal assistance and non-legal resources to low-income Illinois residents using the court system without legal representation, understand and navigate the legal system. At the clinic, a team of attorneys, social workers, and volunteers work together under the supervision of a licensed attorney and social worker to increase access to legal services in underrepresented communities.

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What We Do

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Our team provides pro se and free legal assistance in the areas of family law, immigration, housing, and expungement. We assist with:

• Understanding legal rights and laws

• Filing depositions, settlement negotiations, and court appearances

• Reviewing and explaining court orders and filings

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Get Involved

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Learn about the ways you can get involved with GSU-LC and help support the Southland community.

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Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for any exciting GSU-LC events!

Housing Rights for Renters and Homeowners Workshop

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Date: Thursday, August 3, 2023
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Governors State University, Engbretson Hall, 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484

We are partnering with the South Suburban Housing Center for a Housing Rights for Renters and Homeowners Workshop on August 3.

The following topics that will be covered during the workshop:

  • • Tenant Rights
  • • Help for Homeowners
  • • Housing Discrimination
  • • Rental Scams
  • • Services Offered by the Legal Clinic
  • • Housing Stability Resources for Persons with Disabilities
  • • Renters Facing Eviction
  • • And More

This event is open to everyone in the Southland!

For more information, please e-mail us at

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This event is co-sponsored by the



Dr. Phyllis West joined the WGN Evening News to talk about the services provided by the GSU Legal Clinic

July 18, 2023, 1:12 p.m. CDT

Contact Us

Have any questions? Call 708-235-7553 or send us an email at

Governors State University
1 University Pkwy
University Park, IL, 60484

Friday: 12 – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
*The GSU Self-Help Legal Assistance Clinic (GSU-LC) will be closed on Saturday, July 22, 2023.

Contact Info
Phone: 708-235-7553

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