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Legal Self-Help Center
The free, online legal self-help center will help you find information about your legal rights and responsibilities, videos on what happens in court and some legal documents and forms which you can fill out and file. If you are not working with an attorney, these sites, in addition to the legal self-help center, may help you navigate the legal system.
You can use the legal self-help center in the Law Library, which is located in the Peoria County Courthouse, Room 211 hours 8:30-5:00pm Monday- Friday.
Printed pages of documents are $0.20 per page, cash only, and can be picked up in Court Administration, Room 215. We do not accept debit/credit cards. If you have an order waiving court fees, please bring that order with you when picking up your photocopies.
Please be advised, navigators and employees cannot give out legal advice.
Illinois Court-Based Rental Assistance Program
Illinois Court Help
Illinois Court Help connects individuals to the information they need to go to court. It’s a free service from the Illinois Courts. People can call or text 833-411-1121 to connect with a trained court guide who can provide up-to-date Illinois court information and answers to specific questions about the court process. Illinois Court Help guides will also connect people to the resources they need to go to court, from filing forms to accessing legal aid.
- Call or text (833) 411-1121
- Visit ilcourthelp.gov for hours of operation or more information
E-filing is required in Illinois
E-filing means that you give the court electronic documents instead of paper documents...Read more.
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10th Judicial Circuit – The Peoria County Circuit Court adopts the Supreme Court's Electronic Access Policy for Circuit Court Records of the Illinois Courts. Access to the electronic court record will be available consistent with this policy
Illinois Free Legal Answers for Civil Appeals
Free Legal Answers, a national initiative of the American Bar Association, operates as a virtual legal advice clinic for civil legal issues. Self-represented litigants (those not represented by a lawyer) can submit a question about their civil appeal and have it answered by a pro bono lawyer. In Illinois, the program is administered by PILI and can be accessed at www.il.freelegalanswers.org.
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10th Circuit Forms
10th Circuit Forms
How to Prepare and Serve a Summons in a civil case
Guide and File
Online Dispute Resolution
Illinois Free Civil Legal Answers
Prairie State Legal Services
Peoria County Eviction Courthouse Project
Legal services are provided free of charge to qualified, low income tenants facing eviction.
Peoria County Pro Bono Help Desk
Volunteer attorneys are available to meet with self-represented litigants in family law matters for 30 minute appointments.
IL Supreme Court Resources for Self-Represented
Filing Documents Electronically
Fee Waiver Information