You may use the form to the right of this page 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..."
405 W. Superior St, 7th Floor #506
Chicago, IL 60604-4434
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.



CALA has volunteer opportunities 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. 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. Volunteers would be able to experience first-hand CALA’s unique “community activism lawyering” model in action. In addition to standard administrative tasks, volunteers also help us with planning community legal education, fundraising, and outreach events.


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.