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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 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.

In Tazewell County, the Help Desk will be open in the Courthouse Law Library from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 3rd Friday of each month through April. Starting in May, the Help Desk will move to the 3rd floor courtroom from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the 3rd Wednesday and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday. Those seeking assistance will be seen on a first come, first serve basis.

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.

The Help Desk dates for Tazewell County for 2019 are listed below. If you would like to sign up please go to Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee’s webpage at www.pi li.org/ l 0thcircuit or go to the direct link for a Sign Up Genius at www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4faaaa2da3fc1-2019. For more information about the Help Desk in Tazewell County, contact Sarah Taylor at 217-693-6017 or st aylor@pili.org .

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.

Tazewell County Self-Represented Litigant Help Desk 2019 Dates

Law Library

March 15 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
April 12 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Room 306

May 15 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
May 23 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
June 19 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
June 27 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
July 17 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
July 25 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
August 21 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
August 22 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
September 18 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
September 26 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
October 16 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
October 24 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
November 20 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
December 18 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Open: 8:30AM - 5:00PM  M-F
342 Court Street
Pekin, IL 61554

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Phone: 309-477-2214

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