SWOP-Chicago Community Activism Legal Clinic


The SWOP-Chicago CALA Clinic is a free, full-service legal clinic for individuals currently or previously involved in adult industries/sex work or impacted by the stigma and criminalization of sex work. It provides a wide-range of criminal and civil law services from advice and community legal education to representation.  All legal services, including full representation, are completely free of charge to qualifying clients.

Services Offered

  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Records and expungement
  • Police Misconduct
  • Family Law
  • Housing
  • Public Benefits
  • Employment Law
  • Education Law


Michael Dango
SWOP-Chicago Board of Directors

Online intake form


17 North State Street, Suite 1380

Chicago, IL 60602


Phone intake, consultation and general advice available at other times by appointment.


Free to eligible clients