For People Without Lawyers

By law, a judge cannot give special treatment to a party because the party does not have an attorney. As a pro se litigant, you are required to follow the same procedures and rules as attorneys. Your motions, response, notices and methods of service must comply with the law. Failure to comply with the law can result in denial of your motion and sanctions which can include paying the other party’s attorney fees. It is highly recommended that you seek advice from an attorney before filing any motions/petitions.
Copyright 2014 by Circuit Court of Cook County