Public Interest Law Initiative

Self-Represented Litigant Help Desks

During a 2-hour shift, volunteers meet with self-represented litigants for 30-minute appointments to help them understand and navigate the legal process, fill out forms and answer questions. Volunteer shifts are currently available at the Peoria and Tazewell County Courthouses with Macon County coming soon.

The help desk in Peoria County is held at the courthouse from 10:00 a.m. until noon on the 2nd Wednesday and 3rd Thursday of each month. This help desk focuses mainly on family law matters.

The help desk in Tazewell County is held at the courthouse from 10:00 a.m. until noon on the 2nd and 3rd Fridays of each month. This help desk focuses on family law, eviction, mortgage foreclosure and orders of protection.

To become a volunteer, you must first register using the form below.

Already registered? Sign Up for the 2018 Help Desks

Please use the form below to register for PILI pro bono opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact PILI Program Manager Sarah Taylor by email or by phone at 217-693-6017.

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