From the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County
This Senior Resource Guide was prepared by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. It lists links to services for Cook County seniors, such as referrals for legal services. Additionally, it links to assistance for self representation (also known as “Pro Se”). Finally, the Guide offers links to other government offices that provide services for seniors.
Elder Law & Miscellaneous Remedies (ELMR) Division Case Filing Program
The ELMR Division hears matters that involve persons age 60 and older pertaining to:
- the Adult Protection Services Act;
- the Illinois Power of Attorney Act;
- Domestic Violence offenses and
- certain criminal offenses in which the victim is age 60 or older.
ELMR judges and courtroom staff are trained to be sensitive to the to older people. They help identify underlying issues and concerns.
Honorable Patricia Banks, Circuit Judge, Presiding Judge
Elder Law & Miscellaneous Remedies Division
About the Honorable Patricia Banks
About the Elder Law Miscellaneous Remedies Division
Clerk’s Office Services
Self Represented Individuals
Cook County Circuit Court Resources for Seniors
Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center
More Useful Links
City of Chicago Senior Services Area Agency on Aging
Cook County State’s Attorney
Illinois Department of the Aging
Illinois Attorney General
Illinois Secretary of State
Social Security Administration