Services

Access to Cook County Adoption Records
Adoption records are impounded in Illinois and are not available for public inspection. This section describes the options available for requesting court authorized access to an adoption record.

Accessibility and ADA Accommodations
The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County provides reasonable accommodations to customers with disabilities who need access to the Clerk’s Office services and programs.

CGLA Cabrini Green Legal Aid
Provides information on how to clear a criminal record in Illinois through Expungement, sealing, clemency and assists with completing the forms necessary.

Clerk's Community Speakers Bureau
The Clerk of the Circuit Court can provide speakers to schools and community groups on a variety of topics including child support enforcement, teen dating violence, and evictions.

Domestic Violence Resources
Domestic violence is a crime. This guide answers many of the questions people have asked about domestic violence, tells how to get an Order of Protection and provides a list resources.

Email Case Monitoring for Attorneys
In partnership with USCourts, the Clerk of the Circuit Court now offers a free case monitoring service for attorneys.

Expungement, Sealing, Identity Theft
This section provides information regarding Criminal and Traffic Expungement, Sealing, Identity Theft/Factual Innocence Guidelines and Forms.

Filing for a Joint Simplified Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union
This online brochure describes the procedure to obtain a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage when both parties consent to it.

Finding an Attorney
Information on finding an attorney, low-cost legal advice, legal aid or assistance and legal information resources available on the Internet.

Help in Recovering Child Support
If you are having difficulty collecting your child support payments, this section will guide you to the government agencies who can help you.

Legal Aid Foundation (LAF)
Free legal representation for people with limited income in many areas of civil law, including housing, consumer, family, juvenile expungement, employment and benefits.

Passport Services
Information on applying for a U.S. Passport with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. For further information please call (312) 603-6457.

Self Help Center
Provides access to information and public resources with a special focus on people representing themselves (Self Represented or Pro Se litigants).

Senior Citizens Resource Guide
The Senior Citizen Resource Guide provides access to information about services that may be of interest to seniors.

Statistical Information Requests
Certain statistical information is available from the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program
The Clerk of the Circuit Court has initiated a Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program specifically to address the problem of teen dating violence in our community.

The Rhoda Bresler Children's Room
The Children's Room in the Daley Center is a special place for children who must be witnesses or whose parents must appear in court.