Randolph County Circuit Court
In 1824, the Illinois General Assembly placed the Randolph County Circuit Court in the Third Judicial Circuit. Three years later, the General Assembly moved it to the Second Judicial Circuit, where it remained for the duration of Abraham Lincoln's life. Lincoln served as attorney for one case on appeal from Randolph County Circuit Court to the Illinois Supreme Court.
"An Act Constituting and Regulating the Supreme and Circuit Courts of this State," 29 December 1824, Laws of Illinois (1824), 42; "An Act to Amend an Act Constituting and Regulating the Supreme and Circuit Courts of this State, Approved December 29, 1824," 12 January 1827, Revised Laws of Illinois (1827), 119; Steele v. Gilbert & Gilbert, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=138018.