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.
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.