If you are a Pro se litigant, the information below will help you to understand some of the legal terms you are likely to hear as your case proceeds as well as explain
some of the guidelines that control how a civil case moves forward in federal court.

Information below will also provide you with information about legal resources you may wish to consult. However, the below or any information provided is NOT a
substitute for actual attorney advice. Consult an attorney if you need legal advice regarding your case.

Chicago Paralegal Services can assist pro se litigants with the preparation of their legal documents. Give us a call today or book online above.
The Chicago courthouse is the headquarters
for the district’s Eastern Division.
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The Rockford courthouse is the headquarters
for the district’s Western Division.