Center for Self-Representation

Centro Para La Auto-Representación


    

Mandatory E-Filing for all Civil Cases 

Beginning January 1, 2018, all civil cases will be required to be e-filed in Lake County, Illinois, pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Order M.R. 18368. More information about Lake County's E-Filing program, including updates, can be found on the Lake County Circuit Clerk's E-Filing page.


Services


This Center for Self-Representation (CSR) website offers information and public resources, with a special focus on people representing themselves in court (pro se litigants). Services include:
  • Procedural Information - such as local and state court rules and laws on civil and criminal court procedures.
  • Legal Assistance - staff can answer basic questions about court forms. 
  • Forms and Instructions - specifically written for those who choose to represent themselves in their own court matters.  
  • Community Resources - including information on agencies that provide legal advice and lawyer referrals as well as social service agencies.
This site does not provide legal advice.


Topics Available


  • Court Forms and Other Topics
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Guardianship of Minors
  • Helpful Web Links
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Name Changes for Adults and Minors
  • Probate Court
  • Simplified Divorce
  • Small Claims