ILLINOIS (WEEK) – Illinois Court Help launched Monday in an effort to connect people with the resources they need when navigating the state’s court process.
The free service allows people to call of text (833) 411-1121, where they will be connected with a trained court guide who can answer general or specific questions about Illinois’ legal system.
Sponsored by the Illinois Courts, the court guides can also connect people to the resources they need to go to court.
However, as Supervising Senior Program Manager Lisa Colpoys explains, the service is not meant for providing legal advice.
“This personalized one-on-one support that people will get through Illinois Court Help, is really a game changer for people who can’t afford a lawyer and must represent themselves,” said Colpoys in an interview on Monday.
Initial hours of operation are from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Hours are expected to expand within the coming months.
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