Honorable James E. Snyder
Acting Supervising Judge
Civil Jury Section
Circuit Court of Cook County
50 West Washington Street - Room 1501
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, Illinois 60602
The Civil Jury Section of the First Municipal District hears suits seeking monetary damages of $30,000 or less in which the parties involved have opted to have a jury decide their case.
The Civil Jury Section courtrooms are 409, 1304, 1306, 1310, 1403, 1409, 1410, 1504, 1505, and 1510 in the Richard J. Daley Center, as assigned in courtroom 1501. Cases are initially assigned to Courtroom 1501 for all pre-trial matters. Pursuant to Illinois Supreme Rules 86 et seq., select cases, including civil lawsuits with a jury demand on file, must participate in arbitration proceedings through the Circuit Court’s Mandatory Arbitration Program.
For judges, courtroom clerk phone numbers, courtroom rules, and daily courtroom schedules, please select below:
- Standing Order Courtroom 1501 – Issued February 14, 2011
- Mandatory Arbitration Program link to Mandatory Arbitration
- Mandatory Arbitration Center Handbook link to .pdf copy of current handbook
- Chicago Bar Foundation Municipal Pro Bono Program (click for pop-up window)
This program provides legal information and assistance to low-income litigants. For more information about this program or to find out if you qualify for assistance, visit the Advice Desk in Room 602 of the Richard J. Daley Center or speak to the courtroom clerk or judge in any Civil Jury Section courtroom.