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Self-Represented Litigant Help Desk


The Self-Represented Litigant Help Desk is a project of the Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee of the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). The Help Desk is staffed virtually by pro bono attorneys who provide brief advice referrals, and limited scope representation to eligible self-represented litigants for approximately 30 minutes per litigant at designated areas in the Peoria and Tazewell County Courthouses.

To be eligible for assistance, the self-represented litigant must meet the following criteria:

  • The litigant must be proceeding in the matter for which they are seeking assistance on a self­-represented basis and not be receiving the assistance of an attorney in the matter;
  • The litigant’s household must be within 200% of federal poverty guidelines; and
  • The litigant must not have received assistance through the Help Desk previously on this matter.

About the Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee: The Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee is a group comprised of lawyers and judges that strives to enhance equal access to justice by encouraging and promoting pro bono work in the Tenth Judicial Circuit. The Committee was established by the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), in partnership with Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. For more information about the Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, visit www.pili.org/10thcircuit.


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