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Statewide E-Filing


eFileIL

On January 22, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court entered Order M.R. 18368 announcing mandatory electronic filing (e-filing) for civil cases in the Illinois Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Courts. The Supreme Court Order requires e-filing through a single, centralized electronic filing manager (EFM), which will be integrated with each court's case management system.

Mandatory statewide e-filing marks the latest step in the Court's ongoing efforts of using technology to make the judicial system more efficient. E-filing will streamline the process for filing documents — conserving environmental resources and time while generating long-term cost savings. Read the press release »

The eFileIL initiative has begun and, over the coming months, e-filing will be phased in and evolve to meet the mandatory dates identified in the Supreme Court’s Order. Effective July 1, 2017, the Order mandates e-filing 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 eFileIL to their respective reviewing court. The Order then mandates that, effective January 1, 2018, all civil cases shall be e-filed in the trial courts. Also effective January 1, 2018, e-filing shall be mandated through eFileIL in 87 counties not exempted by the Supreme Court’s Order. To ease their transition to eFileIL, the 15 counties exempted in the Order may continue to use their existing e-filing systems.

For more information on the statewide e-filing initiative, please visit the eFileIL website.

 

Supreme Court
The Illinois Supreme Court is currently operating an Electronic Filing Pilot Project, which includes the e-filing of documents in all cases on the Court's general docket and attorney disciplinary matters on the Court's miscellaneous record docket. The E-Renewal filing process of annual registration under Supreme Court Rule 721(f) has also been included.

Supreme Court of Illinois Electronic Filing User Manual- amended 02/03/14


Appellate Court
Electronic filing is currently not taking place in the Appellate Court.


Trial Courts

Prior to the Supreme Court's Order M.R. 18368 (January 22, 2016), 15 trial courts had been approved to conduct electronic filing programs under Electronic Filing Standards and Principles (Standards), which the Illinois Supreme Court approved on October 24, 2012. The Standards completed the pilot stage of an e-filing program which began on September 19, 2002, when the Illinois Supreme Court initially approved e-filing in civil cases on a pilot basis. The Standards were amended effective September 16, 2014, to include criminal case types, including traffic citations.

Consistent with the Supreme Court Order, effective July 1, 2017, all 102 trial courts are to transmit the record on appeal through eFileIL to their respective reviewing court. The Order also mandates that, effective January 1, 2018, all civil cases shall be e-filed in the trial courts and e-filing shall be mandated through the centralized EFM in 87 counties not exempted by the Supreme Court's Order. The 15 exempt counties may continue to use their existing e-filing system, but are expected to transition to eFileIL.

The 15 counties operating e-filing are Clinton, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kendall, Lake, Madison, Marion, McHenry, Montgomery, Moultrie, Sangamon, St. Clair, Will, and Winnebago.


The table below identifies the courts with approved e-filing programs, including the 15 counties which were approved for e-filing
and are exempted under Supreme Court Order M.R. 18368.

Court
Circuit
E-Filing Website
Approved
Local Rules/
Administrative Orders
Vendors
Comments
Supreme   http://www.i2file.net/I2F/

February 13, 2013
(Pilot Expanded eff. March 1, 2013)

January 12, 2012
(Pilot Approved)

 

  I2File.net Pilot includes the electronic filing of documents in all cases on the Court's general docket and attorney disciplinary matters on the Court's miscellaneous record docket.

E-Renewal filing process of annual registration under Supreme Court Rule 721(f) added.
Circuit Courts
by County
Circuit E-Filing Website
Approved
Local Rules/
Administrative Orders
Vendor(s)
Comments
Clinton 4th http://clintoncountycircuitclerk.com/e-filing/ June 24, 2015
(Civil E-filing)

Clinton County E-Filing Administrative Order

Clinton County E-Filing Standards

Judici Civil only Approved
Cook Cook https://efile.cookcountyuscourts.com

March 20, 2013 -
(Civil E-filing)

Cook County E-Filing Pilot Project General
Administrative Order 2012-10

Cook County E-Filing Pilot Project General Administrative Order 11-07

Cook County E-Filing Pilot Project General Administrative Order 09-01

USCourts

Civil only Approved

DeKalb 23rd http://www.i2file.net April 14, 2014
(Civil E-filing)
DeKalb County E-Filing Local Rules I2File Civil only Approved
DuPage 18th http://www.dupageco.org/CourtClerk/3001/

June 25, 2013
(Civil E-filing)

October 10, 2014
(Criminal E-filing, including citations)

DuPage County E-Filing Local Rules - eff. 1/1/13 LexisNexis

I2File
Civil & Criminal (including citations) Approved
Kendall 23rd https://i2file.net/I2F/ September 10, 2014
(Civil E-filing)
Kendall County E-Filing Local Rules - General Order 14-6, filed 8/28/14 I2File Civil only Approved
Lake 19th https://circuitclerk.lakecountyil.gov/e-filing/jsp/singleSignin/dispatcher.jsf August 6, 2013
(Civil E-filing)
Lake County E-Filing Local Rules Lake County Civil only Approved
Madison 3rd http://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/circuit_clerk/e-file/index.php June 20, 2013
(Civil E-filing)

July 24, 2015
(Criminal E-filing, including citations)
Madison County E-Filing Rules - filed 6/18/13 Mozato File & ServeXpress

nCourt
Civil & Criminal (including citations) Approved
Marion 4th https://judici.com/efiling/index.jsp February 26, 2015
(Civil E-filing)
Marion County E-Filing Administrative Order 2015-6

Marion County E-Filing Standards
Judici Civil only Approved
McHenry 22nd https://www.co.mchenry.il.us/county-government/departments-a-i/circuit-clerk/e-filing June 18, 2013
(Civil E-filing)

May 12, 2015
(Criminal E-filing, including citations)
McHenry County E-Filing Local Rules I2File Civil & Criminal (including citations) Approved
Montgomery 4th http://www.montgomeryco.com/index.php/e-filing-now-avialable June 13, 2013
(Civil E-filing)

July 21, 2015
(Criminal E-filing, including citations)
Montgomery County Administrative Order 2013-12 Judici Civil & Criminal (including citations) Approved
Moultrie 6th https://www.judici.com/service/pricing.jsp?SERVICE_ID=29 May 29, 2014
(Civil E-filing)

August 7, 2015
(Criminal E-filing, including citations)
Moultrie County Administrative Order 15-AO-1 Judici Civil & Criminal (including citations) Approved
Sangamon 7th https://secure.fileandservexpress.com/Login/Login.aspx October 30, 2013
(Civil E-filing)
Sangamon County Administrative Order 2014-6 Mozato File & ServeXpress Civil only Approved
St. Clair 20th http://www.circuitclerk.co.st-clair.il.us/courts/Pages/eFile.aspx May 22, 2013
(Civil E-filing)
St. Clair County Electronic Filing Local Rules I2File Civil only Approved
Will 12th http://www.circuitclerkofwillcounty.com/Public-Access/e-Services May 10, 2016
(Civil & Criminal E-filing, including citations)
Will County Electronic Filing Local Rules (18.00 et seq.) I2File Civil & Criminal (including citations) Approved
Winnebago 17th https://i2file.net February 9, 2015
(Civil E-filing)
E-filing Rules for the 17th Judicial Circuit Court (22.01) I2File Civil only Approved