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E-Business in the Illinois Judiciary - Supreme Court


On January 22, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court filed Order M.R. 18368 which announced mandatory electronic filing (e-filing) in civil cases for the Illinois Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Courts and set out a timetable for implementation. E-filing will become mandatory for civil cases in the Supreme Court effective July 1, 2017. Once mandatory, e-filing will ocur through a single, centralized Electronic Filing Manager (EFM), which will be integrated with the Supreme Court's case management system. The new statewide e-filing initiative marks the final step in the Court's ongoing effort to utilize technology to make the court sytem more efficient. Read the Court's Press Release

E-filing began in the Illinois Supreme Court on January 12, 2012, when the Court filed Order M.R. 18368 authorizing the electronic filing of documents with the Supreme Court on a pilot basis. On February 13, 2013, the Court filed Order M.R. 18368 expanding the pilot.

The pilot, which is currently in operation, 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.



Law firm entities can electronically renew their annual registration under Supreme Court Rule 721(f) and pay the $40 renewal fee using the Supreme Court's e-renewal process.