DeKalb County Circuit Court was approved to implement an electronic filing program for civil case types on April 14, 2014.
Electronic Guilty Pleas
On March 20, 2013, DeKalb County was approved to begin accepting electronic guilty pleas from offenders in minor traffic and conservation offenses under Supreme Court Rule 529, and in accordance with Supreme Court Order M.R. 18368 and the revised Standards for Accepting Electronic Pleas of Guilty.
Electronic Transfer of Record on Appeal to Second District Appellate Court
On April 25, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court filed M.R. 18368, which authorized the continued electronic transfer of the record on appeal from 12 counties to the Second District Appellate Court, on a pilot basis pursuant to the amended "Policy for Implementation of the Electronic Transfer of the Record on Appeal Originating in the Circuit Courts of Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kendall, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties to the Appellate Court, Second District."
On May 31, 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court filed M.R. 18368, which expanded a pilot project that authorized the electronic transfer of the record on appeal originating in Ogle and DuPage Counties to the Second District Appellate Court to include the record on appeal originating in McHenry and DeKalb Counties.
Under the continued pilot, Circuit Clerks shall electronically transfer the record on appeal to the Second District Appellate Court Clerk. A paper copy shall be created and transported only if requested by the Second District Appellate Court Clerk. The pilot will allow attorneys, parties and appellate justices to electronically view, access and work from the electronic record on appeal.
The pilot makes the physical transfer of the record unnecessary, removes the cost of repeatedly transporting the record back and forth from the Appellate Clerk's office.