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I Can't Afford an Attorney...What do I do?

  • The Evanston Public LibrRY 1703 Orrington Ave. Evanston, IL, 60201 United States (map)

Thousands of people appear in family court every year without an attorney. These self-represented litigants would prefer legal representation but are unable to afford or find an attorney.

If you are or think you might be self-represented in Illinois, this workshop will help you understand:

  • Court procedures

  • The E-File system

  • First steps for filing for divorce or responding to a case that has been filed


Nanette McCarthy, Lilac Tree Board Chair and Principal, Griffing McCarthy & Rice, LLP


Lisa Dunn, Partner, Massucci, Blomquist, Anderson & Dunn

Olivia St. Clair Long, Founder, Law Office of Olivia St. Claire Long

Reservations Required — pay at the door option | $30

Please register in advance by phone or email. Once registered you may pay online or at the door by cash, check or credit card. 

Parking at Church Street Self Park multi-story garage at 525 Church Street, northeast corner of Church Street and Chicago Avenue.

Earlier Event: January 20
The 4th Annual Lilac Tree Bowl-a-Thon
Later Event: February 13
College and the Divorced Family