Peoria County Pro Bono Help Desk

Navigating the Legal Process

If you are representing yourself in a civil legal case and eligible for assistance, volunteer attorneys are available for a one-time 30-minute consultation to answer questions, explain legal procedures, and provide general direction on your case.

Please NoteVolunteers are not able to represent you in court with your legal matter.  The Help Desk is not able to assist with matters involving domestic violence, emergency petition, or orders.

Location: Peoria County Courthouse, 4th floor, Room 422   

  • First Wednesday of the month, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Third Wednesday of the month 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

To be eligible for assistance, the self-represented litigant must meet the following criteria:

  • The litigant must be proceeding in the matter for which they are seeking assistance on a self-represented basis and not be receiving the assistance of an attorney in the matter;
  • The litigant's household must be within 200% of federal poverty guidelines; and
  • The litigant must not have received assistance through the Help Desk previously on this matter.

Financial Eligibility Guidelines



HELP DESK 2022 DATES

Peoria County Self-Represented Litigant Help Desk 2022 Dates:
                                                   
  • March 30th - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 6th - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 20th - CANCELED
  • May 4th - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 18th - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 1st - 10 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 15th - CANCELED
  • July 6th - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • July 20th - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 3rd - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 17th 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • September 7th - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 21st - CANCELED
  • October 5th - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 19th - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 2nd - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 16th - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 7th - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 21st - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm