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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Lake County Circuit Court - North Branch as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Lake County, Illinois, and resources applicable to all courts in Illinois.
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Lake County Circuit Court Case Records
Search Lake County Circuit Court case records online.
Illinois Circuit Court Case Records
Search Circuit Court case records in most Illinois counties online. A menu of participating courts is provided. Individual county searches are free. Some outstanding fines on closed cases, minor traffic fines, amd conservation fines may be paid online. A subscription service is also available for multi-court searches and other features.
Parental Access to Illinois Teen Driving Records
The Illinois Secretary of State provides parents with online access to the driving records of their children.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
19th Judicial Circuit Court Schedules
View Lake County Circuit Court schedules of hearing types by division.
Published opinions and orders
Twenty-second Judicial Circuit Archival Administrative Orders
View joint administrative orders of Circuit Court in Lake and McHenry Counties through 2006.
Illinois Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Illinois Attorney General legal opinions since 1971 by keyword, view the opinions by year, and view the index of opinions.
Forms and related information
Lake County Circuit Court Forms and Instructions
View and download forms for use in Lake County Circuit Court by case type. Instructions are included for expungement and name change forms.
Illinois Circuit Court Online Forms and Information
Complete Illinois Circuit Court forms using an interactive interview process; completed forms can be saved and printed. Forms may also be downloaded and filled out by hand. Instructions and additional self-help resources are provided.
Illinois Circuit Court Self-Help Forms and Instructions
View and download various forms and instructions for use in Illinois Circuit Courts, in multiple languages. Forms may be filled out online, saved, and printed.
Illinois Estate Tax Forms and Instructions
View and download estate tax forms forms and instructions, from the Illinois Attorney General's Office.
Online fine payments
Pay Illinois Child Support
Pay Illinois child support online, with a choice of payment services. Fees apply.
Self help, legal research, general information
Lake County Alternative Prosecution
View information about the Lake County State's Attorney's Office Alternative Prosecution Programs, which allow some first-time non-violent offenders to avoid a criminal record.
Lake County Arbitration and Mediation
View information about alternative dispute resolution options in Lake County Circuit Court, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial.
Lake County Child Support Enforcement
The Lake County State's Attorney's Office offers information about child support enforcement, including the types of petitions and enforcement actions filed by the Office.
Lake County Circuit Court Child Support
View information about child support matters in Lake County Circuit Court, including address changes, payments, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Lake County Circuit Court Filing Procedures
View information about procedures for filing various types of cases in Lake County Circuit Court, including expungement, dissolution (divorce), small claims, and adult and minor guardianships. Links to forms, instructions, and brochures are provided.
Lake County Circuit Court Legal Self-Help Center
View information for parties representing themselves in Lake County Circuit Court, including name change, domestic abuse, guardianship, foreclosure, probate, divorce, and small claims. Information about services provided at the Self-Help Center and links to forms are provided.
Lake County Circuit Court Probate Information
View information about wills, probate, and guardianships in Lake County Circuit Court. Links to forms, brochures, information packets, and answers to frequently asked questions are included.
Lake County Circuit Court Publications
View informational brochures, guides, handouts, and other publications from the Lake County Circuit Court. Lists of mediators, evaluators, and treatment providers are also available.
Lake County Circuit Court Rules
View the local rules of Lake County Circuit Court.
Lake County Circuit Court Traffic Citations
View information about traffic citations in Lake County Circuit Court, including court appearances, pleas, proof of insurance, court procedure, and a diversion program that can result in dismissal of charges for some offenders who pay a fee and attend traffic school. A link to the traffic school application form and instructions is provided.
Lake County Criminal Procedure
View information about procedure in a criminal case in Lake County Circuit Court, from the Lake County State's Attorney's Office.
Lake County Law Library
View information about the William D. Block Memorial Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, and online catalog, and links to additional online research resources.
Illinois Child Support
Illinois Division of Child Support Services offers information about available services and procedures, custodial and non-custodial parents, and paternity; application forms and instructions; payment procedures including ways to pay online and view payment history; access to case information; answers to frequently asked questions; and contact information for regional offices.
Illinois Court Rules
View the Illinois Supreme Court Rules governing procedure in the trial courts, including civil, criminal, traffic, general, appeals, and child custody.
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 and sexual assault. A searchable directory of services by program and county is included. Information about orders of protection and services for crime victims is also provided.
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 Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Illinois, including local housing counseling agencies, state agencies, and links to legal aid providers.
Illinois Record Expungement and Sealing
View information about expungement and sealing of criminal records in Illinois for adults and juveniles, with links to a downloadable guide, forms, instructions, and additional online resources.
Illinois Self-Help Legal Centers
View contact information for local legal self-help centers, with links to their websites containing additional information and forms.
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.
Illinois Electronic Filing
View information about electronic filing of court documents, including instructions for filers, answers to frequently asked questions, links to service providers, and a list of Illinois county Circuit Courts that are actively participating in the statewide system.
Illinois Elder Information
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about legal resources available to seniors, and hotlines to report consumer fraud and abuse, neglect or exploitation of seniors.
Browse Illinois Compiled Statutes by table of contents, or select the "Search" option at the top of the page to search by keyword or Public Act name.
Illinois Legal Information
View legal Information on various topics, including family, housing, money and debt, employment, education, benefits, immigration, crime, and traffic.
Illinois Rules of Evidence
View the Illinois Rules of Evidence applicable in court proceedings.
Illinois Self-Help Resources
View Illinois self-help legal information on a variety of topics, including appeals, child support, attorney discipline, free and low-cost legal services, child neglect and abuse, and laws protecting military personnel.
Illinois State Bar Legal Information
The Illinois State Bar Association offers downloadable legal guide brochures on many topics.
Illinois Supreme Court Law Library
View information about the Illinois Supreme Court Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, research guides, and an online reference question service.
Illinois Traffic and Driving Laws
View information about Illinois rules of the road, laws related to driving, and traffic offenses.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Lake County Lawyers
Search a directory of Lake County lawyers by practice area.
Lake County Public Defender
View information about the Lake County Public Defender's Office, which provides free criminal defense services to indigent defendants, and in some juvenile cases.
Lake County Victim Help
The Lake County State's Attorney's Office provides crime victims and witnesses with information about the criminal justice process and victims rights, trial preparation, case status notification, counseling, referrals, and assistance with victim impact statements and application for victims' compensation. Links to brochures, additional resources, and information about ransomware and identity theft are also provided.
Chicago Area Lawyer Referral
The Chicago Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service serving Chicago and surrounding counties by telephone or online form. An initial consultation with a lawyer may be arranged for a nominal fee.
Northern Illinois Free Civil Legal Help
Prairie State Legal Services provides free civil legal services to low-income persons and senior citizens in 36 counties in northern Illinois. Office locations, types of cases and services, eligibility criteria, a grievance procedure, housing publications, and links to additional online resources are included.
Illinois Consumer Protection
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about consumer protection and various types of fraud. Complaint forms and topical publications may be downloaded.
Illinois Public Defenders
View a directory of Illinois local Public Defender offices, which provide free criminal defense services to indigent defendants.
Complaints Against Illinois Attorneys
View information about misconduct complaints against attorneys, provided by the Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois, including instructions for filing a complaint, the effect on your legal rights, and forms.
Complaints Against Illinois Judges
View information about complaints against Illinois judges, including procedure, answers to frequently asked questions, records of complaints filed, and a downloadable complaint form.
Free Illinois Legal Answers
Income-eligible residents without a lawyer can ask civil legal questions online and receive answers from an Illinois lawyer. The service is free; registration is required.
Illinois Attorney Discipline Records
The Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois offers an online search of attorney discipline decisions and reports., a link to recently filed decisions and complaints, and rules governing lawyers and judges.
Illinois 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.
Illinois Lawyer Referral and Directory
The Illinois State Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone and a search of member lawyers by type of practice, keyword, and name..
Search a directory of Illinois lawyers authorized to practice law, and a directory of lawyers not currently authorized to practice.
Illinois Pro Bono Legal Help
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide free legal assistance to income-eligible residents.