Self Help Legal Information

Rock Island County Circuit Clerk SealThe following two websites may provide assistance for persons representing themselves:

Southern Illinois University Law School Self-Help Legal Center

This website walks unrepresented persons through the legal process on a step-by-step basis. Information and forms are provided on several different subject areas including domestic relations, consumer law and immigration. Litigants can obtain forms using Adobe Acrobat Reader. The website allows users to download the Adobe program without charge.

Alternatively, litigants can order forms as follows:

Self-Represented Litigation Network

This is a national website sponsored by various organizations including American Judicature Society and Legal Services Corporation. The website refers users to websites in every state. For example, through the Illinois link, the user can obtain court forms from Illinois' Second, Fifteenth, and Seventeenth judicial circuits.

Disclaimer: Circuit Court Clerk staff are prohibited from providing legal advice.