Welcome to the DuPage County Law Library
*** Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Please see below.****
The mission of the DuPage County Law Library is to provide legal information services to all licensed attorneys, judges, as well as members of the public. Our goal is to provide our patrons with accurate, up-to-date legal information. To achieve this goal
we are committed to tailoring the law library's collection to meet the needs of the legal community. The library currently maintains a core print collection of 26,000 volumes. The library also provides access to electronic databases and internet resources for legal research. These
materials include compilations of state and federal statutes, state and federal cases, digests, encyclopedias, regional reporters, treatises, forms and legal periodicals.
The library is located on the 2nd floor at the south end of the DuPage County Judicial Center. It overlooks the pond which provides a great view year round. Work and reading areas are located by the windows allowing for natural reading light. There is seating
available to over 40 persons. Each year upwards of 35,000-40,000 patrons use the library.
Looking to volunteer? Here is an opportunity to volunteer at the DuPage County Courthouse:
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF JUDGE
18th Judicial Circuit Court • DuPage County, Illinois
KATHRYN E. CRESWELL
18thJudicial Circuit Court
The 18th Judicial Circuit Court is accepting applications for the volunteer position of Court Navigator. Our court system depends on many agencies in order to function including: the Office of the Chief Judge, the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk, the Office of the Official Court Reporters, the DuPage
County Sheriff’s Office, the Office of the Jury Commission, the Office of the State’s Attorney, the Office of the Public Defender, the Department of Probation and Court Services, the DuPage County Law Library, and the DuPage County Children’s “Safe Harbor” Room.
The participation of volunteers in this process will help maximize access to all potential court users, permit speedy follow up to legal proceedings and develop community awareness. All volunteers will be properly trained and oriented before starting at the Judicial Center.
Volunteer Activities: The main function of the Court Navigator volunteer will be greeting and assisting the public that pass through the courthouse on a given day.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- General directions to specific courtrooms or offices
- Assistance in using the computer kiosks provided by the Circuit Court Clerk’s office
- Assistance in using the court call monitors
- Officially welcome the public to the courthouse
- Be visible in the hallways to answer non-legal questions of the public
- Distribute information on Safe Harbor Children’s Center
- Be available to escort participants from courtrooms to appropriate offices
- Assist the public to Circuit Clerk’s Office when necessary
- Escort the public to Family Shelter Office
- Good with people
- Respectful of diversity
- Can take directions well
- Be courteous, friendly, helpful and polite
- Be aware of special needs of people with a disability
- Be able to communicate well
- Pass a background check
Length of Commitment: 1 quarter/semester
Schedule: 1 or more mornings (Monday-Wednesday) per week, 8:00am – 10:45am
If interested, please e-mail or send a cover letter and resume to:
18th Judicial Circuit Court
505 N County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
18th Judicial Circuit Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer.