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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Pope County Circuit Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Pope County, Illinois, and resources applicable to all courts in Illinois.
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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.
Published opinions and orders
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
Illinois Circuit Court Online Self-Help 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
First Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View the local rules of Circuit Court in Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson Counties.
First Judicial Circuit Mediation
View information about mediation in Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson Counties, which can help parties resolves disputes without going to trial. Links to a roster of mediators, court rules, forms, and types of mediation are provided.
First Judicial Circuit Parenting Education Class
View information about the parenting education class required for divorcing couples in Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson Counties.
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
View information about the Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, research guides, and links to additional online resources.
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 consumer guides and videos on various 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
Central and Southern Illinois Free Legal Services
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation provides free civil legal services to low-income persons and senior citizens in 65 counties in central and southern Illinois. Office locations, types of cases and services, eligibility criteria, a grievance procedure, 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.