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Cook County Civil Court Records
Search Cook County Circuit Court case records for Civil, Chancery, Law, Probate and Domestic Relations cases.
Parental Access to Teen Driving Records
The Illinois Secretary of State has created a free search service to allow parents to have online access to the driving records of their child.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
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.
Published opinions and orders
Cook County Circuit Court General Administrative Orders
View General Administrative Orders for Cook County Circuit Court by order number and title, view orders by year, or search by keyword.
Cook County Circuit Court General Orders
View Cook County Circuit Court General Orders by order number and subject, or search by keyword.
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Illinois Attorney General legal opinions from 1971 - current.
Self help, legal research, general information
Cook County Unclaimed Child Support Checks
Search Cook County Circuit Court for Unclaimed Child Support Payments by case number or name.
Cook County Circuit Court Self-Help Information
Search available Cook County Circuit Court self-help information on a variety of legal topics.
Cook County Circuit Court Services and Resources
View and download Cook County Circuit Court service and resource brochures.
Cook County Court Terms and Definitions
Search Cook County Court terms and definitions by court division, court term or definition.
Illinois Electronic Filing
View information on filing court documents electronically in selected Illinois counties.
Cook County Expungement Information
View information on clearing your record of criminal or traffic arrests and convictions.
Cook County Circuit Court Rules
View local rules of the Cook County Circuit Court.
Cook County Law Library
View information about Cook County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
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.
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 self help court related information on a variety of topics, including child support, attorney discipline, free and low-cost legal services and laws protecting military personnel.
Illinois Traffic and Driving Laws
An online publication of "Illinois Rules of the Road" from the Illinois Secretary of State.
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
Contact information with a link to AOIC divisions, including court services and probation services.
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 State Bar Legal Information
The Illinois State Bar Association offers legal information about a variety of topics, and downloadable legal guide pamphlets.
Illinois Rules of Evidence
View rules of evidence for court appearances in Illinois courts.
Illinois Elder Law Information
View information on assistance available on elder law issues.
Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Information
View information on avoiding residential foreclosure in Illinois, including housing counseling and legal resources.
Southern Illinois Law Library Resources
View information available to the public from the Southern Illinois University Law School library, including self-help guides and research guidance.
Self-Help Legal Services
View contact information for local legal self-centers, with links to their websites containing additional information and forms.
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 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 Crime Victim Help
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about programs and services for crime victims, including victims' compensation.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Northwest Suburban Bar Association Attorney Referral
Find information about the attorney referral program offered by the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.
Chicago Free Legal Assistance
View information on free legal assistance available in Chicago to low-income and elderly residents of Chicago.
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.
Cook County Municipal Case Legal Assistance
View information on free legal assistance available to low-income self-represented litigants in Cook County Municipal Division cases.
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
Information about organizations offering free or low-cost legal services, including pro bono attorneys.
Search for an attorney by field of practice and county.
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.
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.
Illinois State Bar Association Lawyer Referral Services
The Illinois State Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service and links to local bar association referral services. Initial 1/2 hour appointment with a referred attorney given at a reduced rate.
File Complaints Against Illinois Attorneys
The Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission provides information about how to make a complaint about the conduct of an attorney.
Help for Problems with Lawyers
View information from the American Bar Association on how to handle disputes with attorneys.
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.
Cook County Circuit Court - Domestic Relations Division Free Help
View information on free legal consultations available to self-represented litigants in Domestic Relations cases in Cook County Circuit Court.
Forms and related information
Cook County Circuit Court Forms
Search for Cook County Circuit Court forms by division, number or title of the form.
Cook County Domestic Violence Online Forms
Complete Domestic Violence protection order forms online through a guided process. Forms must still be submitted to the court.
Illinois Estate Tax Forms
View and download forms for estate tax matters in Illinois.
Online fine payments
Pay Cook County Traffic Tickets and Request Hearings
Pay Cook County traffic tickets online or electronically request a hearing on a ticket. A service fee applies to online payments.