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The following research guides offer resources for getting started with civil cases in the Illinois Circuit Courts. "Starting and Responding to a Civil Case" provides general information and terminology that is useful for any civil case. The other guides offer resources and vocabulary for specific areas of law. Please visit a local public law library to find the materials in these guides. No single library will have every resource shown here.  

For assistance locating your nearest public law library, contact us or call (217) 782-2424. 

For more resources on self-representation, please see Resources for Self-Represented Litigants

All documents listed below are in pdf graphic pdf format.