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January 23, 2024

Can I bring an advocate to court with me for support?

The law allows domestic abuse advocates to help victims of abuse while they prepare their petitions. Also, you can have an advocate sit next to you at the table in the courtroom and confer (talk) with you during the hearing, unless the judge says otherwise.1

1 750 ILCS 60/205(b)