Chicago Bankruptcy Help Desk

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Bankruptcy Help Desk is providing assistance over the phone rather than in-person. Debtors can call (312) 229-6344 to request assistance.
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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in conjunction with the Chicago Bar Association and Legal Aid Chicago has established a Bankruptcy Help Desk offering free legal advice from a licensed attorney to parties without lawyers. If you are interested in volunteering at the Bankruptcy Help Desk, please contact Legal Aid Chicago at volunteer@legalaidchicago.org, or sign up through Legal Aid Chicago's website.

The Instructions Packet for Filing Bankruptcy is available for view/print. We highly suggest reading through the instructions before coming into the Help Desk.

If you want to use the services of the Bankruptcy Help Desk and you are a person with a disability who has accessibility needs, please send an e-mail to ilbkhelpdesk@gmail.com.

Rockford Bankruptcy Assistance Desk

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in conjunction with Prairie State Legal Services, Northern Illinois University School of Law, Rockford Career College and members of the Bankruptcy Bar of the Western Division has established a Bankruptcy Assistance Desk offering free legal advice from a licensed attorney to parties without lawyers who may wish to file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy petition. 

WHEN:              

Every Monday 
*Closed Federal holidays*
TIME: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM   (By appointment only)
LOCATION: Stanley J. Roszkowski U.S. Courthouse
327 South Church Street
Rockford, IL  61101

To schedule an appointment please request a form from the U.S. Bankruptcy Clerk’s Public Service Counter which is located on the first floor of the Rockford courthouse or call Prairie State Legal Services at 815-668-4402.