Resources for Self-Represented Litigants
For Legal Information
For free legal information and legal aid referrals, please visit Illinois Legal Aid Online.
For information about civil appeals, please see the Guide for Appeals to the Illinois Appellate Court for Self-Represented Litigants.
For Illinois court forms and instructions, please visit the Illinois Supreme Court Standardized Forms.
For Case Information
For information about a pending court case, please contact your local Circuit Court Clerk.
For Attorney Referral Information
If you are looking for an attorney outside of Illinois, please visit the American Bar Association Lawyer Referral Directory.
For Free or Low Cost Legal Advice
In Chicago and Cook County, please call CARPLS at (312) 738-9200 for free or low-cost legal advice and referral information. Please note that you may have to wait for up to 20 minutes to speak with an attorney. For $25 you can schedule an appointment. Please visit the website for more information.
In Northern Illinois (outside of Cook County), please contact your local Prairie State Legal Services office.
In Southern Illinois, please contact Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation's Legal Advice and Referral Center at (618) 394-7300 or toll free at (877) 342-7891.
Samira Nazem, Self-Represented Litigant Services Specialist
Danielle Hirsch, Assistant Director, Civil Justice Division