(740 ILCS 21/30)
    Sec. 30. Application of rules of civil procedure; victim advocates.
    (a) Any proceeding to obtain, modify, reopen or appeal a stalking no contact order shall be governed by the rules of civil procedure of this State. The standard of proof in such a proceeding is proof by a preponderance of the evidence. The Code of Civil Procedure and Supreme Court and local court rules applicable to civil proceedings shall apply, except as otherwise provided by this Act.
    (b) In circuit courts, victim advocates shall be allowed to accompany the petitioner and confer with the petitioner, unless otherwise directed by the court. Court administrators shall allow victim advocates to assist victims of stalking in the preparation of petitions for stalking no contact orders. Victim advocates are not engaged in the unauthorized practice of law when providing assistance of the types specified in this subsection (b).
(Source: P.A. 96-246, eff. 1-1-10.)