As a defense attorney in Illinois

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As a defense attorney in Illinois, there are several steps that I need to make for my client. To be able to understand what and appeal is and how the appeals process works, it is important to know how our court system in Illinois is set up. There are three levels of the Illinois civil court system: the Illinois Circuit Courts, the Illinois Appellate Courts, and the Illinois Supreme Court. Civil lawsuits in Illinois usually enter the court system through the Circuit Clerk. The clerk's office is where lawsuits are filed. Each county in Illinois has its own clerk. The Illinois Circuit Courts: The circuit courts are the first level of the Illinois court system. These are the trial courts where civil lawsuits in Illinois are first heard. When you sue someone or when someone sues you, this is where you have the trial. The Illinois Appellate Courts: The appellate courts review cases that are appealed from the circuit courts. When you lose a lawsuit in the circuit court, you can try to have the judge's
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2010 for the course ADJ235 ADJ235 taught by Professor Axia during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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