Civil Section, Jury

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, 1505, and 1510 in the Richard J. Daley Center. 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.

Standing Order


    Judges and Courtrooms

    For general inquiries regarding the Civil Jury Section, call (312) 603-4827 or visit the Richard J. Daley Center, Room 1501.

    For judges, courtroom clerk phone numbers, courtroom rules, and daily courtroom schedules, please select below:

    Mandatory Arbitration

    Learn more about the Court's Mandatory Arbitration Program for certain civil cases.

    Download a copy of the Mandatory Arbitration Handbook