Legal Advocates for Consumers in Debt (LACD) is a nationwide program of the Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc., a not-for-profit law office, offering low-cost legal services. Founded in 1981 by two law school classmates, Most Rev. Thomas John Paprocki and Edward Grossman, the Clinic now serves almost 25,000 clients each year and has served more than 425,000 clients over the past 35 years. This record led to the Clinic being chosen as one of the top 20 not-for-profits in the metropolitan area by CHICAGO magazine in its November, 2015 issue.
One of the greatest areas of need for people who cannot afford a private attorney is with respect to financial problems. The Clinic is well suited to offer a broad range of legal representation to debtors, including bankruptcy, defense of a lawsuit, and a program specifically developed to deal with the debts of seniors and/or people with disabilities.
LACD, the Clinic's attorney supervised debt management plan, is another effective debt solution.