Chicago’s Pro Se Court: Filing a Complaint

Going to court without the help of a lawyer can be a stressful event. This videos series will help you understand what happens when a case is filed and heard by a judge in the Pro Se Court at the Daley Center. The Pro Se Court was created to make the court process more accessible to people who could not hire a lawyer, but wanted to resolve a their dispute against someone else. The videos in this series discuss topics that are helpful to both plaintiffs, the person who files a lawsuit, as well as defendants, the person a lawsuit is filed against.

The Pro Se Court at the Daley Center in Cook County, Illinois is designed for people who have filed lawsuits asking for money damages of 00 or less and are not represented by a lawyer.

The “Filing a Complaint” video gives plaintiffs information about how to write a complaint, how to file their complaint, and how to ask to file their court papers for free.
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One thought on “Chicago’s Pro Se Court: Filing a Complaint”

  1. Pro se court sounds a lot like what some other jurisdictions call small claims court. This is possibly one legal area that going to court pro se can be more successful.

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