Illinois Court Help launched May 17 to help connect people to the resources and information they need to go to court in Illinois.
It is the first personalized court information service offered by the Illinois Courts and one of the latest innovations created during the COVID-19 pandemic to make the courts and information more accessible.
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. Initial hours of operation are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday, with expanded hours to come over the next few months.
"Illinois Court Help really is a game-changer for people who, due to economic hardship, must represent themselves in court and have had access to in-person assistance restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic," Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke said in a press statement. "This easy-to-use service closes the information gap and helps people go to court with more confidence."
For more information, visit www.ilcourthelp.gov .