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Tenth Judicial Circuit Self-Represented Litigant Help Desks

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.

The help desk in Peoria County is held at the courthouse twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays. It is once in the morning from 10:00 a.m. until noon and once in the afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the 4th Floor Conference Room. View 2023 Peoria County Help Desk Dates » 

The help desk in Tazewell County is held at the courthouse twice a month, once in the morning from 10:00 a.m. until noon and once in the afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the third-floor courtroom or the first floor law library. Note, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the help desk in Tazewell County has a virtual hybrid option where the attorney can appear via Zoom. 2023 dates will be announced soon. 

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.

Sign Up for the 2023 Peoria Help Desk »

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 Jessica Schneider by email or at 312-832-5125 for the password. View volunteer resources »