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Law Library: Self-Help Information

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.

You can use the legal self-help center online or in the Law Library. If you visit the Law Library, a navigator will be available to help you use the legal self-help center to find the information that you need.

Other self-help legal information

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.

Expungement Guide

The Office of the Appellate Defender has created packets for expungement. They have a complete forms guide with information about expungement and sealing records.

Guardianship/Advance Directives

The Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission has forms and information on guardianship, powers of attorney, mental health treatment, and probate.

Landlord/Tenant Issues

Juvenile Court, Abuse and Neglect Proceedings

The Illinois State Bar Association publishes a Guide for Parents involved in Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Proceedings.

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