Category: Illinois

March 28, 2018 legalefile1 No comments exist

 

All Civil case types will be permissive in Cook County by May 1, 2018. After a two-month transition period, all Civil case types will be MANDATORY in Cook County on July 1, 2018.

 

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November 12, 2017 legalefile1 No comments exist

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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July 24, 2017 legalefile1 No comments exist

We hope you are enjoying your summer. We have had a busy summer here at Legal e-File, with several new additions to our e-filing family. We have added the state of Illinois and are in the process of adding the state of Indiana. We are also continuing to add more counties and case types in California. 

 

The Legal e-File portal makes the e-filing process simple and inexpensive. To register for a FREE account or to begin e-filing, enter the portal from the legalefile.com website or click on one of the links below. 

 

Illinois Changes:

As of July 1, 2017, e-filing is now required in the Supreme Court and the 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. To ease transition, the fifteen counties exempted through the mandate, may continue to use their existing e-filing systems.

 

E-filing is now permissive and will become mandatory in all Illinois counties except for the following exempt counties: 

Cook County                               McHenry County

Dekalb County                            Sangamon County

DuPage County                          St. Clair County

Kendall County                           Will County

Lake County                                Winnebago County

Madison County

 

CLICK HERE to enter the Illinois portal! 

 

California Changes:

E-filing of Probate cases in Los Angeles County became mandatory on June 5, 2017

E-filing of Unlawful Detainer cases in Santa Clara County became permissive June 26, 2017 & will be mandatory as of July 31, 2017.

E-filing of Non-Criminal cases in Fresno and Sutter Counties became mandatory on July 1, 2017.

E-filing of Non-Criminal cases in Calaveras County became permissive on July 7, 2017.

E-filing of Family Law cases in Los Angeles County are set to be permissive on August 8, 2017.

E-filing of Family Law cases in Orange County coming soon!

 

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Indiana Changes:

Indiana Coming Soon!

June 8, 2017 legalefile1 No comments exist

Are you wondering when your Illinois county will begin e-filing court documents? Here is an alphabetical list of upcoming counties with the dates they are each set to go live with e-filing:

Brown       6/29                                                 Lawrence  6/15

Bureau      6/7                                                   Lee  6/16

Calhoun    6/23                                                 Macoupin  6/20

Cass         6/28                                                 Marion  6/16

Clark         6/23                                                 McLean  6/27

Clay           6/9                                                   Menard  6/13

Crawford  TBD                                                  Monroe  7/5

DeWitt       6/29                                                 Moultrie  TBD

Douglas    6/28                                                 Perry  6/22

Edgar        6/15                                                 Piatt  6/16

Edwards   6/12                                                 Pope  6/15

Ford          6/16                                                 Pulaski  6/19

Franklin     6/19                                                Randolph  6/15

Grundy      6/12                                                Richland  6/15

Jasper       6/8                                                  Shelby  6/5

Johnson    6/13                                                Wabash  TBD

Lake          TBD                                                  Will  TBD

 

Higher Courts by Go-Live Date:

5/17                    2nd Appellate District

5/22                    Supreme Court

6/1                      4th Appellate District

6/1                      5th Appellate District

6/5                      1st Appellate District

6/19                    3rd Appellate District

 

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April 29, 2017 legalefile1 No comments exist

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