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1. I would like to provide goods or services to one or more Court divisions. How do I learn about business opportunities with the Courts?
2. How do I submit a bill to receive payment for goods or services provided to the Courts?
3. Lake County is supposed to pay for legal services that I have provided. How do I receive payment for legal services?

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1. How do I find a listing of jobs with the Courts?
2. What are the general requirements for Court jobs?
3. How do I obtain an AOIC Application for Probation Officer or Juvenile Counselor?
4. If I fill out the AOIC Application and send it with my transcript to Springfield, is that all I have to do to be considered?
5. How detailed do the application and resumes have to be?
6. In general, what is the process for filling a job vacancy?
7. What will be asked on an interview?
8. How is my starting salary determined? Benefits?
9. Are there raises after hiring? Promotions?

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1. What is a Bond Report?
2. What is Pretrial Bond Supervision?
3. How long will I be on Pretrial Bond Supervision?
4. How often must I report to Pretrial Services?
5. What does having a curfew mean?
6. Can the conditions of bond be modified?
7. What happens if I violate conditions of my bond?
8. How can I contact Pretrial Bond Supervision?

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1. Where do I find out how many hours of Public or Community Service I have left?
2. What is the difference between Parole and Probation?
3. How do I contact the Parole Board/Office?
4. Where do I pay my traffic tickets?
5. Where can I park while visiting the Courthouse downtown?
6. How do I contact the public defenders?
7. How do I contact the State's Attorney?
8. How do I contact the Sheriff’s Office?
9. What is the difference between the County Clerk's and Circuit Clerk's Offices?
10. How do I contact the Jail?
11. How do I contact the Work Release Program?
12. How do I contact the different Social Services Agencies in Lake County?
13. Is the Adult Probation Services a State Probation system or a County-based system?
14. Where are the Adult Probation Services Offices located?
15. What hours are you open?

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1. What do I bring to my group reporting meeting?
2. How do I obtain a travel permit?
3. How do I register for the live victim impact panel and how much does it cost?
4. What should I do if I miss a group reporting date?
5. Can my court order be modified?
6. When is my next court date?
7. Where can I complete my court ordered DUI treatment?
8. How do I pay my court costs, supervision fees and fines?
9. What is a BAIID?
10. Who do I contact with questions about my driver’s license?
11. What should I do if I get arrested?

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1. What is Public Service?
2. Who is sentenced to Public Service?
3. What are your hours of operation?
4. What should the defendant do if they do not speak English?
5. Can I get assigned a work site over the phone?
6. Do I need an appointment?
7. Can I find my own work site?
8. If I was ordered public service through the Lake County Judicial System and currently reside in another county or state, can I do my public service there?
9. Can I pay a fine instead of doing my public service?
10. What kind of public service sites do you have?
11. What kind of work is required by the work sites?

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1. What is arbitration?
2. What happens at the arbitration hearing?
3. Is the Award of Arbitrators binding?
4. Who are the Arbitrators?
5. Where is the Arbitration Center?
6. Are there rules that govern the arbitration program?
7. What happens if someone is unavailable to attend the arbitration hearing?
8. What happens after the arbitration hearing?

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1. ¿Qué es el Centro Para la Auto-Representación del Condado de Lake?
2. ¿Cuándo está abierto el Centro?
3. ¿Puede el personal de la biblioteca completar los formularios por mí?
4. ¿Pueden otras personas envueltas en mi caso usar el Centro también?
5. ¿Está el Centro actuando en nombre del tribunal o de los jueces?
6. ¿Pueden el litigante contrario envuelto en mi caso usar el Centro también?

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1. How do I find out that the courts are closed or closing due to weather conditions?
2. How about Delayed opening?
3. Where can I access information?
4. How is the decision made to close court facilities during bad weather?
5. The weather may be bad elsewhere in the county, but is fine where I live. Why aren't the nearby Court Facilities in our zone open?
6. What about after hour and/or weekend activities?
7. How do I reschedule Court Cases or Probation Officer Appointments missed due to "Announced Weather Closures"

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1. What is the Family Court Mediation Program?
2. What is mediation?
3. Who are the mediators in the Family Court Mediation Program?
4. How is the mediator chosen for my case?
5. What happens in mediation?
6. Who needs to be there?
7. What if one of the parties refuses to attend mediation?
8. How long will it take?
9. What are the advantages of mediation?
10. Does the mediator make recommendations to the court?
11. Who pays for mediation?
12. How much does mediation cost?
13. Are there cases not appropriate for mediation?
14. Do I need a lawyer to go to mediation?
15. What makes a mediation successful?
16. What do I need to bring with me to the mediation?
17. What if my case is not resolved in mediation?
18. Can my spouse and I go to mediation without a court referral?
19. How do I find a private mediator?

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1. What are our Hours of Operations?
2. How can I get married by a judge?
3. My court date was yesterday and I missed it, what do I do?
4. Is there a library where the public can do legal research?
5. How do I pay a fine?

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1. When and where can I obtain the forms to obtain a guardianship in Lake County?
2. When and where do I go to Court to obtain a guardianship in Lake County?
3. What is the filing fee for filing a petition for guardianship?

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1. Where and when am I scheduled to go to court?
2. When is my next court date?
3. Where do I pay court fees?
4. Which courtroom do I need to report to?
5. What do I do if I am very late for my hearing?
6. My court date was yesterday and I missed it, what do I do?
7. How do I pay a fine, file a lawsuit, file an answer to a lawsuit, pick up court forms, or review a court file?
8. How do I respond to a subpoena or to an order to appear?
9. How do I request an Emergency Order of Protection?
10. Is there someplace my kids can go while I'm in or awaiting court?
11. What do I do when my attorney is not here?
12. Who is the defendant?
13. Where can I park while visiting the Lake County Courthouse downtown?
14. Where can I obtain a passport?
15. What office do I need to go to obtain a birth certificate?
16. What office do I need to go to obtain a marriage license and/or copies of my marriage certificate?
17. Where do I file court papers?
18. Where can I get a copy of my divorce decree?
19. Where can I get a copy of a will?
20. Where do I go to get my bond refund?
21. Please tell me how I can access court records?
22. Is there a library where the public can do legal research?
23. If I need to fax something to a judge, where do I send it?

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1. Who may serve?
2. How was I selected?
3. Why is jury service important?
4. Who is entitled to a jury trial?
5. What are my duties as a juror?
6. How long does jury service usually last if I am selected?
7. Will I be paid for Jury Duty?
8. What if I have an emergency during Jury Duty?
9. How are trial juries selected?
10. Why are there delays in the jury process?
11. Will I have to stay overnight?
12. What is the difference between a Grand Jury and a Petit Jury?
13. I do not know the law, how can I be a juror?
14. What is the definition of a civil case?
15. What is the definition of a criminal case?
16. How is a jury chosen?
17. I recently moved out of the County, but I haven’t had a chance to turn in my driver’s license or voter registration card. Can I still serve?
18. What is the difference between deferred, disqualified and excused?
19. I have a prior felony conviction. Can I still serve?
20. Is there a quiet room without televisions where I can get some work done?
21. What should I wear?
22. Does the Court provide child care?
23. Can I use my cellular phone? How about a laptop computer?
24. I may have trouble hearing the proceedings in the courtroom. What should I do?
25. Where can I store my personal belongings?
26. Where can I get proof of my service to take to my employer?
27. How will I get paid during my service?
28. What if I am selected for a trial and then experience an emergency that prevents me from coming to the courthouse?
29. What time is lunch?
30. What normally happens the day my Jury Service begins?
31. How can I be excused from jury service?
32. What is the Juror Information Systems?
33. What laws govern the Jury System in Illinois?

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1. Where do I find out how many hours of Public or Community Service I have left?
2. What is the difference between parole and probation?
3. Where do I pay my traffic tickets and court-ordered fees?
4. Where can I park while visiting the Juvenile Court?
5. How do I contact the Juvenile Public Defender’s Office?
6. How do I contact the Juvenile States Attorney’s Office?
7. How do I contact the Juvenile Detention Center?
8. Where are the Juvenile Probation/Detention Services offices located?
9. What hours are you open?
10. My child is a runaway and or truant. Can they go to Juvenile Court for this?
11. I received a subpoena to come to court. What do I do now?
12. What is a preliminary conference? Do I need a lawyer for a conference?
13. How can the juvenile records be expunged or erased?
14. How much do I have to pay if my child gets involved in the Court System?
15. Can I have a copy of the police report?
16. How do I get my child admitted to the Detention Center?
17. How long does my child stay in the Detention Center?
18. Do you offer tours of the Detention Center?
19. Do the kids in the Detention Center attend school? Do they attend in the community?
20. Can parents bring clothes and other items to the detention center?
21. Can I bring my child to the Detention Center to scare him/her?
22. Can you recommend an attorney?

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1. What is Public Service?
2. Who is sentenced to Public Service?
3. What are your hours of operation?
4. What do I need to bring to my Public Service appointment?
5. Can I get assigned a work site over the phone?
6. Do I need an appointment?
7. Can I find my own work site?
8. If I was ordered public service through the Lake County Judicial System and currently reside in another county or state, can I do my public service there?
9. Can I pay a fine instead of doing my public service?
10. What kind of public service sites do you have?
11. What kind of work is required by the work sites?
12. How do my Public Service hours get reported to Court?
13. When do my hours have to be completed?

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1. Where is Kids’ Korner located within the courthouse?
2. Does Kids’ Korner charge a fee for its services?
3. What are the hours of operation of Kids’ Korner?
4. Who can utilize the services of Kids’ Korner?
5. What age children does Kids' Korner care for?
6. Does my child need to be toilet-trained?
7. Do I need to call ahead to arrange for childcare at Kids’ Korner?
8. What do I have to do to access the services of Kids’ Korner?
9. What qualifications do the caregivers at Kids’ Korner have?

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1. Who else do I need to inform if I change my name?
2. What state law governs Name Changes in Illinois?
3. I just don't like my birth name and I want to change it. Can I choose any name I want?
4. Do I have to file forms in court to change my birth name?
5. How do I implement my name change?
6. I'm a woman who is planning to be married soon. Do I have to take my husband's name?
7. Can my husband and I both change our names to a hyphenated version of our two names or to a brand new name?
8. What if I do want to take my husband's name? How do I make the change?
9. I took my husband's name when I married, but now we're getting divorced and I'd like to return to my former name. How do I do that?
10. After my husband and I are divorced and I return to my former name, can I change the last name of my children as well?

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1. What is Psychological Services?
2. Can the general public access services through Psychological Services?
3. What types of psychological evaluations does Psychological Services conduct?
4. What other functions does Psychological Services have?
5. How can service providers be put on the mailing list for RFPs?
6. How do I contact Psychological Services?

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1. What is the Lake County Center for Self-Representation (CSR)?
2. When is the Center open?
3. Can the staff fill out my forms for me?
4. Can other people involved in my case use the Center too?
5. Is the Center acting on behalf of the court or the judges?
6. Are there any time limits on my use of a computer work-station?

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1. Can any kind of case be resolved in small claims court?
2. Are there time limits in which a small claims court case must be filed?
3. How much can I sue for in small claims court?
4. Where should I file my small claims lawsuit?
5. What can I do to resolve my problem with out going to small claims court?
6. Will I get paid if I win the lawsuit?
7. If I'm sued in small claims court but the other party is really at fault, can I countersue?
8. What should I do to prepare my small claims case?
9. What's the best way to present my case to a judge?
10. Can I bring a lawyer to small claims court?
11. Will my witnesses need to testify in person in small claims court?
12. If I lose my case in small claims court, can I appeal?

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1. Where is the Law Library located?
2. Who may use the Library?
3. What are the hours for the Law Library?
4. What types of materials are available at the Law Library?
5. Can I do computer research at the Library?
6. May I make copies of materials?
7. Is there a fax machine available at the library?
8. Can I buy the Library’s old and used books?