Help Desks in the Courthouse
Richard J. Daley Center
14th Floor, Room 1401
50 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
No appointments, first come, first served
Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 noon, Monday through Friday, except court holidays
• Post-judgment debt collection, plaintiff and defendant
The Collection Advice Desk provides free legal advice and brief services to people without lawyers who are representing themselves in court (also called pro se litigants) in proceedings to collect on monetary judgments such as wage garnishments, bank account freezes, and citations to discover assets. Advice is also available to pro se defendants as well as pro se plaintiffs seeking to collect judgments. On-site attorneys from CARPLS (Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services) also provide information on court procedures, and advice on defenses and exemptions to collection that the pro se litigant can raise.
The Collection Desk is administered by CARPLS.
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