New Website Puts Law Within Reach for Spanish Speakers

AyudaLegalIL.org empowers Illinois’ booming Hispanic population with free self-help legal resources

CHICAGO, IL, January 23, 2012 – Hispanics in Illinois unable to afford an attorney now have an online Spanish-language resource to help them resolve their legal problems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The new website, www.AyudaLegalIL.org, developed by Illinois Legal Aid Online and Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF), delivers easy-to-use, free legal information in more than two dozen areas of law.

AyudaLegalIL.org, which is a mirrored version of the award-winning www.IllinoisLegalAid.org, provides zip code-based referrals to local legal services programs across the state and free, plain language legal information and resources for common legal problems. The website makes navigating a confusing legal system easy and free to lower-income Spanish-speakers facing legal issues like domestic violence, mortgage foreclosure, immigration and more.

For the entire press release in English, please see: http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.dspNewsDetailsPublic&newsID=1151

For the entire press release in Spanish, please see:

http://www.ayudalegalil.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=spanish.newsDetails&newsID=1152