Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Consumer Protection Division protects Illinois consumers and businesses victimized by fraud, deception, and unfair business practices. The work of the Division is carried out by the following bureaus: Consumer Fraud Bureau, Charitable Trust Bureau, Franchise Bureau, Health Care Bureau, and Veterans Rights Bureau.

The Office of the Indiana Attorney General helps protect the rights, freedoms and safety you enjoy as a citizen of the Hoosier state. Attorney General Steve Carter and his staff are dedicated to meeting the state's legal needs, as well as the needs of its citizens. To most efficiently serve you, the Indiana Attorney General's Office is divided into two main divisions: Legal Services and Consumer Services.

The Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, an agency of the Illinois Supreme Court, is responsible for maintaining current records of registration and discipline information for lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois, investigating allegations of misconduct by lawyers, and prosecuting the cases where a lawyer's misconduct suggests a threat to the public or to the integrity of the legal profession.

The Disciplinary Commission is an agency of the Indiana Supreme Court. It is responsible for investigating and prosecuting claims of misconduct against lawyers licensed to practice law in Indiana and protecting lawyers against unwarranted claims of misconduct. The Indiana Supreme Court has exclusive power to take action against a lawyer's license to practice law.

By contacting the office of the Clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court, you can find out whether a lawyer's law license is active and in good standing, whether there are any formal disciplinary charges pending, and whether he or she has been disciplined in the past. To reach the office of the Clerk, call (317) 232-1930.

Know your attorney and check with your local bar association. This link will provide you with a listing of all state bar associations.

The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association is a statewide organization whose members specialize in representing injured consumers and workers. Founded in 1952, the organization currently has over 2,000 members.

One of the goals of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association is to encourage and promote changes in the Indiana law by legislative or court action, and to oppose injustice in existing or contemplated legislation and to seek to correct harsh, unjust and oppressive legislation or judicial decisions.

The Indiana Bar Association web site can be accessed here.

The Illinois Bar Association web site can be accessed here.

The American Bar Association can be accessed here.

Public Justice fights for justice through precedent-setting and socially significant individual and class action litigation designed to enhance consumer and victims' rights, environmental protection and safety, civil  rights and civil liberties, workers' rights, America's civil justice system, and the protection of the poor and powerless. Our Access to Justice Campaign  keeps the courthouse doors open to all by battling federal preemption of injury victims' rights, unfair mandatory arbitration, class action bans and abuse, unnecessary secrecy in the courts, attacks on the right to counsel and jury trial, and unconstitutional legislation.

People Over Profits, sponsored by the American Association for Justice, is committed to fighting back against the well-organized and well-funded assault on the civil justice system, and protecting American civil rights and trial by jury. When someone you love has been seriously injured or killed by a careless medical error or a defective product or drug, shouldn't you have the right to hold the wrongdoers accountable?