Illinois legislation creates 5-year civil right to counsel pilots project

01/01/2014, Pilot, Housing - General

The "Access to Justice Act", enacted in 2013, creates a set of statewide pilot projects for the provision of counsel in civil cases, and will last for 5 years. The pilots are funded by a new court fee, and are expected to have about $4 million for operation. The pilot planners anticipate focusing on providing counsel in housing cases.


For media coverage, see Chelsea McDougal, Bill Would Give Some Legal Aid for Civil Cases, Northwest Herald (June 30, 2013), available at

Cite: Illinois HB3111


Nccrc_involvement_icon The NCCRC has been working with the pilot designers since the legislation was approved.