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Search Cook County Circuit Court case records for Civil, Chancery, Law, Probate and Domestic Relations cases.
Parental Access to Teen Driving Records broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
View Cook County Circuit Court General Orders by order number and subject, or search by keyword.
Attorney General Legal Opinions broken link ?
Search Illinois Attorney General legal opinions from 1971 - current.
Self help, legal research, general information
Cook County Unclaimed Child Support Checks broken link ?
Search Cook County Circuit Court for Unclaimed Child Support Payments by case number or name.
Cook County Circuit Court Self Help broken link ?
Search available Cook County Circuit Court self help information including lawsuits, criminal, traffic, wills and estates, housing, family and small claims.
Cook County Circuit Court Services and Resources broken link ?
View and download Cook County Circuit Court service and resource brochures.
Cook County Court Terms and Definitions broken link ?
Search Cook County Court terms and definitions by court division, court term or definition.
Illinois Electronic Filing broken link ?
View information on filing court documents electronically in selected Illinois counties.
Cook County Law Library broken link ?
View information on Cook County Law Library, which is open to the general public most days of the week for legal research.
Cook County Expungement Information broken link ?
View information on clearing your record of criminal or traffic arrests and convictions.
Illinois State Laws broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
An online publication of "Illinois Rules of the Road" from the Illinois Secretary of State.
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts broken link ?
Contact information with a link to AOIC divisions, including court services and probation services.
Illinois Child Support Services broken link ?
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 broken link ?
The Illinois State Bar Association offers legal information about a variety of topics, and downloadable legal guide pamphlets.
Illinois Rules of Evidence broken link ?
View rules of evidence for court appearances in Illinois courts.
Illinois Elder Law Information broken link ?
View information on assistance available on elder law issues.
Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Information broken link ?
View information on avoiding residential foreclosure in Illinois, including housing counseling and legal resources.
Southern Illinois Law Library Resources broken link ?
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 broken link ?
View contact information for local legal self-centers, with links to their websites containing additional information and forms.
Illinois Domestic Violence Resources broken link ?
The Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers links to services for victims of domestic violence, including local resources by county.
Illinois Domestic Violence Help broken link ?
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 broken link ?
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about programs and services for crime victims, including victims' compensation.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Cook County Northwest Suburbs Lawyer Referral broken link ?
View information on a lawyer referral program that offers a reduced rate initial consultation with a referred lawyer in the Northwest Suburbs of Cook County.
Chicago Free Legal Assistance broken link ?
View information on free legal assistance available in Chicago to low-income and elderly residents of Chicago.
Illinois Pro Bono Legal Help broken link ?
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 broken link ?
View information on free legal assistance available to low-income self-represented litigants in Cook County Municipal Division cases.
Cook County Public Defender broken link ?
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 broken link ?
Information about organizations offering free or low-cost legal services, including pro bono attorneys.
Illinois Attorney Discipline Records broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
View information from the American Bar Association on how to handle disputes with attorneys.
Illinois Consumer Protection broken link ?
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.
Forms and related information
Cook County Circuit Court Forms broken link ?
Search for Cook County Circuit Court forms by division, number or title of the form.
Cook County Domestic Violence Online Forms broken link ?
Complete Domestic Violence protection order forms online through a guided process. Forms must still be submitted to the court.
Online fine payments
Pay Cook County Traffic Tickets & Request Hearings broken link ?
Pay Cook County traffic tickets online or electronically request a hearing on a ticket. A service fee applies to online payments.