Training Material & Educational Programs | State of Illinois Office of the Illinois Courts Standardized Statewide Forms Statewide Forms Remote Appearances Judicial Bench Card: Best Practices for Remote AppearancesIllinois Supreme Court Policy on Remote Appearances in Civil Proceedings Remote Appearance Policy Summary Remote Appearance Courthouse Sign: English, Español, العربية, Polski, Русский, 漢語, 한국어Attending Court by Phone or Video? Questions and Tips for Court Users: English, Español, العربية, Polski, Русский, 漢語, 한국어How to Zoom on Your Phone or Computer. English, Español, العربية, Polski, Русский, 漢語, 한국어How to Call into Remote Court Without a Smart Phone, Camera, or WiFi: English Resources for working with Self-Represented Litigants Judicial Bench Card: Self-Represented People in the CourtroomChecklist for Self-Represented Litigant Computer Stations Plain Language Illinois Supreme Court Policy on Plain Language Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice Plain Language Reference Guide Unconscious Bias Judicial Bench Card: Achieving Fairness Free of Unconscious Bias Ideas for Promoting Deliberativeness and Overcoming Barriers to Deliberativeness Implicit Bias Additional Reading Language Access Supreme Court Language Access Policy Judicial Bench Card: Courtroom Interpreting Court Personnel Information Card: Limited English Proficient Individuals Illinois Language Interpreter Registry Request for Interpreter Interpreter Sign for Courthouses – 6 languages Interpreter Services “I Speak” Card – 35 languages Interpreter Services “I Speak” Card – 38 languages (LEP.gov) Assistance to Court Patrons Illinois Supreme Court Policy on Assistance to Court Patrons By Circuit Clerks, Court Staff, Law Librarians and Court Volunteers ("Safe Harbor" Policy) in English - Latest update 1/2024 What is Legal Information? (A Guide to the Safe Harbor Policy) - Latest update 1/2024 Court Personnel Desk Card: What Information Can I Provide to Court Patrons? (A Desk Card Summarizing the Illinois Supreme Court Policy on Assistance to Court Patrons) - Latest update 1/2024 How Can Court Personnel Help You? (Public-Facing Sign About What Assistance Can and Cannot be Provided) in English - Latest update 1/2024National Center for State Court videos on Legal Advice vs. Legal Information (English with English Subtitles or English with Spanish Subtitles) Referrals/Sample Resources Judicial Bench Card: Limited Scope Representation - Latest update 1/2024 Referral Sheets: https://www.illinoisbarfoundation.org/illinois-justicecorps Cook County Referral Information: https://chicagobarfoundation.org/find-legal-help/National Center for State Court Videos (Legal Advice vs. Legal Info, Motions, Coming to Court on Your Own, legal Language, Small Claims) for you to use in your courthouses and on your local websites Samples: Opening Statement Information Sheet Handouts Courtroom Signage About Checking-InCell Phone Materials Courthouse Sign Cell Phones Allowed (pdf)Courthouse Sign Cell Phones Prohibited (pdf)Model Policy Cell Phones Allowed (word)Model Policy Cell Phones Prohibited (word) Checklist/Prescription Pads Prescription Pad English-Spanish/Español Prescription Legal Pad Other Access to Justice Material Statewide Forms SignIllinois Supreme Court Policy on Portable Electronic Devices Fee & Assessment Waivers Judicial Bench Card: Civil Fee and Criminal Assessment Waivers - Latest update 1/2024 2024 Annual & Monthly Federal Poverty Level Guidelines Chart Fee & Assessment Waiver Sign (English & Spanish/Español) - Latest update 1/2024 Illinois Court $ Waivers Overview E-Filing Judicial Bench Card: E-filing and Judicial DiscretionCourt Personnel Information Card: How Can Clerks Best Assist Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs) with E-filing?