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Self Help Center

Clerk of Circuit Court Self Represented (Pro Se) Resources

Iris Y. Martinez, the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois provides this Self Help Center offering access to information and public resources with a special focus on people representing themselves (Self Represented or Pro Se litigants).  It is organized by general topics listed in the In This Section box at left.   Hopefully, this organization will make it easier for non-lawyers to find the information and resources that they need to move through the Circuit Court.

Please note that neither the information contained in this Self Help Center nor on any site to which we link constitutes legal advice. The Clerk of the Circuit Court does not give legal advice. The law is constantly changing, and we make no warranty of the accuracy of information on this site or any site to which we link. By using this Self Help Center, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. If you need a lawyer or legal help, go to: Finding an Attorney.

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The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice is excited to announce the launch of its website,! This website contains helpful resources, guides, and legal information for self-represented litigants, and has a new and improved user-friendly interface.