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Welcome to the Senior Citizens Resource Guide

The Senior Citizen Resource Guide provides access to information about services that may be of interest to seniors. This page offers referrals to legal and self representative (Pro Se) assistance available throughout Cook County, and provides links to other governmental entities that provide services relevant to seniors.

Effective January 2, 2015, the Clerk of Court implemented the Elder law & Miscellaneous Remedies (ELMR) Division Case Filing Program. The Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies (ELMR) Division hears matters that involve litigants age 60 and older pertaining to the Adult Protection Services Act; the Illinois Power of Attorney Act; Domestic Violence offenses and certain criminal offenses in which the victim is age 60 or older. ELMR judges and courtroom staff are trained to be sensitive to the vulnerability of elderly litigants and to identify underlying issues and concerns. Click here for more information.

Honorable Patricia Banks, Circuit Judge, Presiding Judge
Elder Law & Miscellaneous Remedies Division

About the Honorable Patricia Banks
About the Elder Law Miscellaneous Remedies Division

Clerk's Office Services

Self Represented Individuals

Cook County Circuit Court Resources for Seniors

Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center

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