For People Without Lawyers

Handbooks

  • Pro Se/Small Claims Cases 
  • Pro Se Arbitration (available from the Office of the Presiding Judge, Suite 219)
  • Pro Se Landlord/Tenant (available from the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Room 136)

Help Desks

Expungement/ Sealing Help Desk

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 10 a.m. – 12 noon 
    • Staffed by the  James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
    • Located outside of Clerk of the Court Office, Room 136

Advice Desk for Tenants

  • Every Friday
  • 9 a.m. – 12 noon 
    • Staffed by the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
    • Located in Courtroom 204

Court Advocates

Advocates for Civil Emergency Orders of Protection

  • Monday - Friday
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Staffed by the Evanston YWCA
    • Located in Room 218
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