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The SAEF Legal Aid Open Beta is Now Live!

If you live outside of Chicago, please take notice before using our survey to find free legal help. All referrals we provide can only offer help with those that are able to resolve their legal problem in Cook County, Illinois.

We would suggest those outside of Chicago use our survey ONLY IF:

• You are looking to start a lawsuit in Cook County; or
• You already have a legal case in Cook County that you need help with

A note from our Founder
Written by
Eamonn Keenan

Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting the SAEF Legal Aid website. I’m so excited that we’re finally able to offer free tools and resources to help Chicago parents and families find free & affordable legal help.

I wanted to share with you some background on our first product launch: a simple questionnaire that finds you free and low-cost family legal help. 

Over the past two years, our passionate team collaborated with experienced legal professionals to develop the Open Beta version of our self-help questionnaire. This is the first time we are offering this tool to the general public – and we’re really excited to hear what you think of it!

There are a couple of other considerations that went into our team’s idea of an Open Beta. Specifically, we plan to actively test and make changes to our free tools and site. These changes will be designed to advance our mission of building the most accessible tool to help anyone in Chicago seeking legal help. 

Here are some changes we expect to make:

If you have any feedback, notice any mistakes, or otherwise have anything you’d like to share about what we’re doing, I’d like to hear from you. Reach out to me at – I look forward to connecting!