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Notice of Appeal


The parent of the minor representing himself/herself (Pro Se Litigant) must come to the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Child Protection Division located at Cook County Juvenile Center, 1100 S. Hamilton (Ground Level) to request to file a Notice of Appeal.
  • A member of the appellate staff will provide the appellant (parent of minor) a Appellate Packet to be filled out.
  • The Appellate Packet consists of:
    • Notice of Appeal
    • Motion to Appoint Appellate Bar Attorney, To Order Transcript, and to Release Impounded Materials
    • Order on Motion To Appoint An Appellate Bar Attorney
    • Order to Include Materials in the Record on Appeal
    • Order to Prepare Transcripts
    • Affidavit of Assets and Liabilities
  • The appellant is requested to fill out and submit the Notice of Appeal form to our office.
  • The appellant must fill out the remainder of the Appellate Packet and submit the orders to the appropriate agencies within the Child Protection Division.
  • The appellant must maintain contact with the Clerk's Office for information regarding the completion of the appellate record.  The contact number is (312) 433-4836.
  • Upon the completion of the appellate record, the appellant must pay the applicable fee(s).
The appellant is responsible for pick up of the appellate record from the Clerk's Office and filing it with the Appellate Court.