Information for Litigants Without Attorneys
If you are a pro se litigant (meaning you do not have a lawyer) in this district, the District Court Self-Help Assistance Program may be able to provide you with assistance regarding your case. The Help Desk operates by appointment only. Appointments are made at the Clerk’s Office Intake Desk on the 20th floor or by calling 312-435-5691. Use of the Help Desk is not a substitute for an attorney. You should seriously consider trying to obtain professional legal assistance. Below are lists of organizations that may be able to offer you free or low-cost legal assistance or a referral to an attorney if you can afford to pay for legal services.