Attorney of the Day Eviction Defense Program

Free quality legal representation to renters facing eviction.

Thanks to generous supporters, dedicated pro bono attorneys, and LCBH staff attorneys, the LCBH Attorney of the Day Eviction Defense (AOD) Program provides free quality legal representation to Chicago’s most vulnerable renters facing eviction, including many elderly, disabled, or single mothers. More than 90% of renters facing eviction in Cook County are not represented by a lawyer, and most experience eviction trials lasting less than three minutes, on average, regardless of any valid legal defenses. In 2013, LCBH represented over 473 families in court, resulting in $1,017,336 in back rent waived or damaged awarded in favor of renters. There were 3,453 tenants who received LCBH brief services or referrals.