checkmark Provide general legal information about court rules, court terminology and court procedures

checkmark Provide information about available legal resources and referrals, including free and low-cost legal help

checkmark Help identify approved court forms and related instructions relevant to a court patron's case

checkmark Provide information about how to request a foreign or sign language interpreter

checkmark Check a court patron's forms to make sure they are complete

checkmark Answer general questions



close Provide legal advice or help with legal strategy

close Recommend whether a case should be brought to court or comment on the merits of a pending case

close Give an opinion about what will happen in court

close Represent a court patron in court

close Disclose any information that would violate a court order, statute or rule

close Deny a self-represented litigant access to the court or any services provided to other court patrons

close Refer a court patron to a specific lawyer for fee-based representation


For more information, see the Illinois Supreme Court Policy on Assistance to Court Patrons by Circuit Clerks, Court Staff, Law Librarians, and Court Volunteers