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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Chancery Division - Courtroom 2009

Associate Judge James D. Orel

505 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, Illinois 60187  
Fax: 630-407-8815
Email -

Secretary - Becki - 630-407-8738

Matters Heard in Courtroom 2009

  • Guardianship
  • Adoptions
  • Mental Health
  • Various Chancery matters

All 9:00 a.m. Motions must be scheduled through the Judge's Administrative Assistant.  Additionally, Contested Motions with a fully agreed briefing schedule and proposed order can be scheduled through the Administrative Assistant.  You may either call her or email her.  Courtesy copies of all contested motions must be provided to the Judge seven (7) days prior to the hearing.  Failure to do so may result in a rescheduling of the hearing.

NOTICE: EFFECTIVE January 1, 2016 New civil cases, as well as pleadings in existing civil matters, will be required to be filed electronically.  E-file in DuPage County is online at

Court Schedule

Schedule for Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m.Guardianship Status
9:00 a.m.Motions
9:30 a.m.Contested Non-Evidentiary Matters
10:00 a.m. (Mon & Thurs)AD (adoptions)


Remote Court Hearings (Zoom)

Form Order

*Probate forms can be found here*