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  • ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT GRANTS EXTENSION: MANDATORY eFILING FOR ALL CIVIL CASE TYPES TO BEGIN JULY 1, 2018. See detailed flyer.
  • The 2018 SECOND CHANCE EXPUNGEMENT SUMMIT will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Kennedy-King College, 6343 S. Halsted, Building W, Chicago. GET AN EXPUNGEMENT SUMMIT PREP PACKET.
  • Illinois Supreme Court grants extension: MANDATORY eFILING FOR ALL CIVIL CASE TYPES TO BEGIN JULY 1, 2018. See detailed flyer.
  • Electronic Appeals filings MANDATORY, effective July 1, 2017. See details on our Legal Notices page.
  • New Expungement and Sealing Laws, effective January 1, 2017 are now available for viewing on our Legal Notices page.
  • Electronic Filing (eFiling) charges are taxable as court costs. See details on our Legal Notices page.
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Upcoming Events

MAY 2 - 23
TRAINING for VOLUNTEER ATTORNEYS for 2018 EXPUNGEMENT SUMMIT

69 W. Washington, 17th Floor - May 2, 9, 16 & 23

JUNE 2
SECOND CHANCE EXPUNGEMENT SUMMIT

Kennedy King College

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Latest Media Releases

May 01
Clerk Dorothy Brown and Justice, Legal, Law Enforcement and Educational Agencies to Bring Full-Service Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit to Kennedy-King College, June 2, 2018

Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County and an array of judicial, governmental, legal, community and religious organizations and agencies, will present the 14th Annual Second Chance Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit and Job Information Seminar at Kennedy-King College, 6343 S. Halsted St., Building W, Chicago, IL, on Saturday, June 2, 2018; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and doors close at 6:00 p.m.

May 01
Clerk Dorothy Brown and Justice, Legal, Law Enforcement and Educational Agencies to Bring Full-Service, Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit to Kennedy-King College, June 2, 2018

This year’s Expungement Summit will feature a guest appearance by Attorney Jarrett M. Adams, a native Chicagoan who was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault at age 17, freed through the Innocence Project after serving nine years, and went on to graduate from Loyola Law School in 2015. Adams is now an attorney who works with the New York Innocence Project.

Apr 09
CLERK DOROTHY BROWN TO HOLD AMNESTY WEEK, APRIL 23 – 27TH

For five days in April, customers will get a break on paying collection fees on overdue fines at the Clerk’s Office

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County to serve the citizens of Cook County and the participants in the judicial system in an efficient, effective and ethical manner. All services, information and court records will be provided with courtesy and cost efficiency.

Legal Notices

As of January 14, 2013 by Court Order — Cell phones and electronic devices banned from all Circuit Court of Cook County Courthouses except Daley Center.

For more information visit the Circuit Court of Cook County website.

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