BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – State Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, is drawing attention to Illinois Court Help, a new service launched by state courts to help residents become more informed and prepared for court appearances.
“Government services need to be accessible and understandable, none more so than courts of law, which help settle disputes and enforce the rights of the people,” Avelar said. “That’s why I’m glad to see state courts launch Illinois Court Help to assist residents accessing our justice system.”
Illinois Court Help is a new and free to use service launched by state courts to help people become more informed and prepared for court appearances. People can connect to a trained court guide by calling or texting 833-411-1121 and receive answers to questions about the court process, such as how to appear in court by video or phone or how to file court documents electronically. While Illinois Court Help does not provide legal advice, it will make referrals to community services and legal aid services. Residents can also find access to documents and additional information on court procedures by visiting ILCourtHelp.gov.
“Illinois Court Help is an innovative way to lower barriers to the justice system and make government more understandable and accessible to the people of our state,” Avelar said. “I highly encourage people accessing the justice system in Illinois to take advantage of Illinois Court Help in order to become more prepared and informed about their day in court.”