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Mandatory E-Filing Comes to Illinois, Additional Rules and Amendments Anticipated (IL)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
- DS News
Mandatory E-Filing Comes to Illinois, Additional Rules and Amendments Anticipated
"Mandatory electronic filing will be required by the Illinois Supreme Court and Appellate Courts effective July 1, 2017, and in all circuit courts effective January 1, 2018. Barring extensions to the mandate, once these deadlines pass, no paper documents will be allowed to be filed by attorneys or self-represented litigants, except for those exemptions specifically provided for by the rules. Currently those exemptions consist of sealed files, which include most Forcible Entry and Detainer actions, and emergency motions."