Help Desks in the Courthouse
Richard J. Daley Center
12th floor, Room 1202
50 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
No appointments, first come, first served
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except court holidays
• for petitions to obtain guardianship of an adult with a disability or disabilities
• Free assistance with court forms and procedures such as scheduling a hearing, service of summons and notice
Volunteer attorneys at the Pro Se Adult Guardianship Help Desk provide information and assistance to people without lawyers who are representing themselves in court (also known as pro se litigants) on petitions to obtain guardianship of an adult with a disability or disabilities and appointment of a guardian of the person for that adult. Staff at the Help Desk are not able to assist pro se litigants with guardianship proceedings in which appointment of a guardian of the estate will be required or which are likely to be contested. Staff do not provide legal advice and do not represent petitioners in court. Persons who require legal advice or legal representation are referred to legal aid organizations and lawyer referral services.
The Adult Guardianship Help Desk is administered by the Center for Disability and Elder Law, Inc.
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