For over 40 years, Uptown People's Law Center has been dedicated to supporting the struggle of poor and working people. We believe that everyone has fundamental human rights which deserve protection, including people in prison, people experiencing homelessness, people who are disabled, and tenants.
We are lawyers and community advocates who work on behalf of:
- Prisoners denied their basic human rights
- Tenants facing eviction
- Individuals seeking Social Security disability income
In addition to brief service and legal representation, our staff provides training to community members and organizations, and recruits and supervises pro bono attorneys to assist our clients.
For additional information on our services, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, or give us a call at 773-769-1411.
Please note that UPLC does not represent individuals in criminal cases. Additionally, due to attorney/client privilege we can not discuss details regarding a prisoner with family or friends, unless we first receive a letter in writing from the prisoner.