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Access to Justice
The ATJ Commission focuses on improvements, resources, and programs within the judicial system that help self-represented litigants and limited English proficient litigants access our courts, assist legal aid and pro bono attorneys in representing their clients, and support the judiciary and other court staff in ensuring justice for all.
Information regarding adoption records.
Fine or fee credit and debit card payments can be made over the phone and online.
Eviction Court Emergency Rent Assistance
If you are in eviction court, you might be able to get help paying your rent through the Court-Based Rental Assistance Program (CBRAP).
Eviction Help Illinois
New program that offers free legal help for Illinois residents facing potential eviction and landlords not represented by a lawyer.
People with qualifying arrests and convictions may petition the court of to expunge or seal their records.
Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois
Official website of the office of the Chief Judge in the Fourth Judicial Circuit.
Glossary of Legal Terms
Provided by the Fourth Judicial Circuit.
Guide to Civil Appeals
Guide for Appeals to the Illinois Appellate Court For Self-Represented Litigants.
Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network
A statewide hotline that provides legal information, advice, brief services (including the preparation and review of legal documents), and referrals to veterans, service members, national guard, reservists, and their spouses and dependents.
Illinois Court Help
Illinois Court Help connects you to the information you need to go to court. It’s a free service from the Illinois Courts. Call or text for a court guide to help you understand and go through the court process, wherever you are in Illinois.
Information regarding the Illinois Court system, Access to Justice, Citizen Self-Help, Education, and other related information pertaining to the Illinois Courts.
Illinois Court Standardized Forms
Here you can find the forms which have been approved by the Access to Justice Committee that can be used statewide.
Illinois Lawyer Finder
Whatever your legal situation, Illinois Lawyer Finder will help you find an ISBA member lawyer near you.
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Illinois Legal Aid Online uses technology to lower barriers to the law so that people can understand their legal options, make informed decisions, and when necessary represent themselves in court.
Illinois Secretary of State
Official website of the Illinois Secretary of State
Illinois Sex Offender Information
Publicly available information about persons convicted of sex offenses.
Online case search archive and payment of fines and costs with EPay.
Land of Lincoln Assistance Foundation
Official website of Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. It offers help with housing, family, public benefits, health, services for senior citizens and disabled persons, and education.
Secure website where low-income people can get free advice about their civil legal problems.
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs
Rental Assistance Program
Help to keep families stably housed, and ensure that tenants and Housing Providers/Landlords are financially secure to prevent a tide of evictions due to COVID-19.
For legal, case, attorney referral information; free or low cost legal advice, and e-filing informat
If you are a victim of a crime you can check here for more information on resources and notifications.