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Additional Resources

Residents of Champaign and surrounding counties can get help with criminal record expungement and sealing year round by contacting Land of Lincoln Legal Aid at:

Fresh Start Hotline
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 am to 4 pm
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday from 9 am to 6pm
Toll Free: (855) 601-9474

Residents and non-residents can apply for legal help online at


There are agencies set up to help you get information on how to pursue your case, how to respond to a case filed against you, how to handle certain kinds of cases, and how to locate an attorney to talk to or retain.

Champaign County Self-Help Center:

Champaign County Self Help Center
Champaign County Courthouse
101 E. Main St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday:   8 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EXCEPT the First and Third Tuesdays of the month, during which the Self Help Center is closed.

Champaign County Ask a Lawyer Desk
The Ask-A-Lawyer desk at the Champaign County Courthouse will be held on the first and third Tuesday of every month starting on May 4th from 11:30a-1:30p.

Champaign County Courthouse Policy on Access for Persons with Disabilities

Children’s First Program

Champaign County Foreclosure Mediation Program

Court-Based Rental Assistance Program
Click here for more program details

Courage Connection Domestic Violence Services

Illinois Court Help, 1-833-411-1121

Illinois State Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid

Sixth Circuit Family Law Mediators & Guardian Ad Litems
Click here for a list of Family Law Mediators & Guardian Ad Litems

Sixth Circuit Rules on the Use of Remote Court Proceedings
Click here for the Sixth Circuit Rules on the Use of Remote Court Proceedings