Self-Represented Litigants & Access to Justice
Access to Justice is an initiative announced in 2012 by the Illinois Supreme Court to improve access to the justice system. The Court formed the Illinois Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission and charged the Commission with promoting, facilitating and enhancing equal access to justice with an emphasis on access to the Illinois civil courts and administrative agencies for all people, particularly the poor and vulnerable. Innovative projects will be proposed that will make the civil justice system more user-friendly and accessible for the growing number of people who are coming to the courts without lawyers. The Civil Justice Division within the Administrative Office has been charged with supporting the multi-dimensional initiatives to improve access to justice throughout the state.
The information provided below is for your reference if you choose to represent yourself in court.
Can’t Afford an Attorney? – Illinois Legal Aid