Resource Center for People Without Lawyers

Help For People without Lawyers

The Resource Center is a centralized hub of information and services for people without lawyers in the Daley Center courthouse, offering a supportive space to help them get information, advice, and brief legal assistance to navigate the courthouse and the court process. The Resource Center is a joint initiative of the Circuit Court of Cook County and the CBF.

Types of Services Provided

The Resource Center offers a wide variety of services that are tailored to the needs of each court patron who is served.


How to navigate the building


Guidance about court procedures


Submission of court forms (paper filing & e-filing)


Identification and completion of correct court forms


Access to remote court hearings via Zoom


Advice and brief legal assistance from lawyers

Organizations Involved

With the CBF’s leadership, multiple organizations have come together to address the needs of people without lawyers in the Resource Center.

Illinois JusticeCorps

Office of the Chief Judge


Center for Disability & Elder Law

Legal Aid Society

Greater Chicago Legal Clinic