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Supreme Court Rules Committee to hold public hearing on July 17


The Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee will hear comments on four proposals on July 17, 2024, at a public hearing beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, 222 N. LaSalle Street, 13th Floor, in Chicago. All proposals must be approved by the Illinois Supreme Court before they can take effect.

The hearing will be livestreamed here.

The Supreme Court Rules Committee invites public comments on the proposals. Written comments should be submitted no later than Wednesday, July 10, to or via mail to: Committee Secretary, Supreme Court Rules Committee, 222 N. LaSalle Street, 13th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601. All written comments submitted will also be published and accessible on the Supreme Court's website.

To be scheduled to testify at the public hearing, please register by sending an e-mail to the Rules Committee Secretary, as noted above, no later than Wednesday, July 10.

More information is available at the Rules Committee Public Hearing page of the Supreme Court’s website here.

James A. Hansen of Schmiedeskamp Robertson Neu & Mitchell, LLP, serves as chair of the Rules Committee.

The following are the proposals which the Rules Committee seeks comment on:

Proposal 23-05, which would make changes to several rules of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct to address situations in which a disability or other impairment affects a lawyer’s ability to represent clients including establishing reporting obligations for other lawyers who become aware of a lawyer’s disability, impairment or diminished capacity.

Proposal 24-06, which would amend Supreme Court Rule 11 to clarify how parties not in default may be electronically served documents other than process and complaint.

Proposal 24-07, which would create new Supreme Court Rule 111 to provide requirements for the education and qualifications of guardians ad litem in guardianship matters.

Proposal 24-09, which would amend Supreme Court Rule 9 to eliminate e-mail as an authorized method for filing a certification of exemption from e-filing.