Find a Lawyer or Mediator

Do I need a lawyer?
While you can come to mediation without a lawyer, the mediator is not a substitute for a lawyer. The mediator will not give legal advice or suggest what you should do. For any issue that will affect your life, especially regarding divorce or children, you should seek legal advice.

If I need a lawyer, how do I find one? 

  • If you believe you qualify for Legal Services Corp. Funded programs, call 877-342-7891.

  • To locate a lawyer in Illinois, go to, which is maintained by the Illinois State Bar Association or call (217) 525-5297.

What if I can't find a lawyer, how will I prepare for mediation?