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Cook County Circuit Court Dockets
Search Cook County Circuit Court Civil, Law, Chancery, and Domestic Relations dockets by division, case number, name or filing date.
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Cook County Law Library
View information about Cook County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Illinois, including local housing counseling agencies, state agencies, and links to legal aid providers.
Illinois Child Support Services
View Illinois Child Support Enforcement information and services related to child support, including answers to frequently asked questions, paternity, online forms and contact information for regional offices.
Illinois Crime Victim Help
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about programs and services for crime victims, including victims' compensation.
Illinois Domestic Violence Help
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about services available for victims of domestic violence. A searchable directory of services by program and county is included.
Illinois Domestic Violence Resources
The Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers links to services for victims of domestic violence, including local resources by county.
Illinois Legal Information
Legal Information on a wide variety of topics, including Accidents and Injuries, Copyright Law, Family Law, Criminal Law, Housing, Landlord-Tenant, Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Immigration, Wills and Probate, Guardianship, Juvenile Law, Traffic and other legal issues, including general information about going to court.
Illinois Self Help Resources
View Illinois courts self help information on a variety of topics, including child support, attorney discipline, free and low-cost legal services, and laws protecting military personnel.
Illinois State Laws
Search Illinois State laws by chapter number, or select the search option at the top of page to search by keyword or Public Act name.
Self-Help Legal Services
View contact information for local legal self-centers, with links to their websites containing additional information and forms.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Cook County Public Defender
View information about the Cook County Public Defender's office, which represents parties cannot afford a lawyer in criminal, juvenile, child protection, paternity, appeals, and traffic cases.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Search by legal problem and zip code for organizations in your area that provide free or low-cost legal services, and for additional resources and forms related to your problem. An online Live Help service, video library, and information in Spanish and Polish are also provided.
Illinois Attorney Discipline Records
The Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois offers an online search service of attorney discipline records and reports. Search by name, case number, disposition, document type and other criteria.
Illinois Consumer Protection
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about consumer protection, bank foreclosure settlement, and various types of fraud. Complaint forms and topical publications may be downloaded.
Illinois Pro Bono Legal Help
View information on pro bono help available in certain Illinois counties for various legal issues, including Civil Rights and Elder/Disability legal issues in Chicago.
Lawyer Referral Services and Free Legal Services
The Chicago Bar Association offers a statewide lawyer referral service online and by telephone, a call-in program for legal information, a wills program for senior citizens and an in-court criminal defense referral service.
Forms and related information
Illinois Self Help Forms
Find automated self-help forms by legal practice area and zip code. The form preparation program uses an online interview to create forms and other legal documents.
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