Month: November 2017

November 12, 2017 legalefile1

As of July 1, 2017, e-filing is now mandatory in the Supreme Court and all five districts of the Appellate Court. In addition, all 102 trial courts are to transmit the record on appeal through e-filing to their respective reviewing court.


As of January 1, 2018, all civil cases shall be e-filed in the trial courts.


Also effective January 1, 2018, e-filing shall be mandated in the 87 counties not exempted by the Supreme Court. To ease transition, the 15 counties (listed below) exempted in the Order may continue to use their existing e-filing systems.  


Alphabetical list of exempt counties and their e-filing status: 

Clinton County          LIVE                                                 McHenry County            TBD

Cook County             11/27/17 (Pilot Filers only)            Montgomery County      Live

DeKalb County          TBD                                                 Moultie County               Live  

DuPage County         TBD                                                 Sangamon County         11/17/17

Kendall County         12/18/17                                         St. Clair County               11/17/17                 

Lake County               Live                                                 Will County                      Live

Madison County        TBD                                                 Winnebago County        TBD

Marion County           Live


As of July 1, 2018, the e-filing transition will be complete and e-filing shall be mandatory in the above 15 counties which were exempted from the January 1, 2018 mandate. 


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