Domestic Relations Incarcerated Litigants Call

The Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County provides a specialized Incarcerated Litigants Call. This program allows incarcerated individuals that are self-represented or represented by a private attorney or a civil legal service provider to participate in their court proceedings remotely. The General Administrative Order and Standing Order for the call are available online. Cases transferred to the Incarcerated Litigants Call are placed on Calendar 01 and court dates are pre-scheduled by the Presiding Judge’s Office in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Corrections.

You may contact one of the following agencies to seek legal assistance:  

   Cabrini Green Legal Aid 
   6 S. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60603
   Telephone Number: (312) 738-2452    
   Website Intake:

   For people in Women’s Facilities and other survivors of Domestic Violence
   Ascend Justice
   177 N. State Street, Suite 500
   Chicago, IL 60601
   Telephone Number: (312) 971-5932
   Email address:

Please note that the above agencies will make every effort to respond to your request for assistance in a timely manner, but it may take a few weeks due to limited staff and a high volume of requests for assistance. Also, note that these agencies cannot accept every case.