During a 2-hour shift, volunteers meet with self-represented litigants at the Peoria and Tazewell County Courthouses for 30-minute appointments to help them understand and navigate the legal process, fill out forms and answer questions. This page has information and resources for help desk volunteers.
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. Intake is conducted in room 422 and there are private offices for up to two attorney volunteers in Room A adjacent to 422 and in Room 419/Conference Room C (CASA’s conference room). View 2019 Peoria County Help Desk Dates »
The help desk in Tazewell County is held at the courthouse monthly on the 3rd Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until noon and on the 4th Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the third floor courtroom. View 2019 Tazewell County Help Desk Dates »
Volunteers must first fill out PILI’s Pro Bono Volunteer Registration form. Once registered, use the link below to sign up for upcoming help desk shifts.
We have compiled a variety of resources and forms for volunteers to use at the Help Desks. A password is required to access this page. If you are a help desk volunteer, contact Michael Bergmann by email or at 312-832-5129 for the password. View volunteer resources »