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by Wendell Hutson
1:35pm
Fri Nov 7, 2014

Woodlawn Legal Clinic Offers Free Counsel To Low-Income Chicagoans In Need

Once a month, needy individuals with legal problems can start to find some relief at a South Side clinic.

The Woodlawn Legal Clinic at AKArama Center, 6220 S. Ingleside Ave., is open every second Wednesday of the month from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The clinic caters to those seeking assistance in dealing with any number of legal problems, including martial and housing issues.

Ald. Willie Cochran (20th), whose ward includes the clinic, said additional opportunities for free legal assistance are necessary to help the growing number of families in need.

"Not everyone understands how to handle legal matters and as a result things sometimes go from bad to worse for them," said Cochran, a former Chicago police officer. "This clinic helps people understand the process."