Skip to Main Content
Illinois Courts response to COVID-19

Appellate Court Standardized Forms Suites | State of Illinois Office of the Illinois Courts

The following forms have been approved for use by the Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice and are required to be accepted in all Illinois courts. The forms are ADA accessible, and you can handwrite or type into the PDF form.

IMPORTANT: You will need Adobe Acrobat or free Adobe Reader XI or higher in order to save completed forms. 

You MUST first SAVE/DOWNLOAD each form as a PDF to your computer before you begin. If you fill out a form within your browser not using the downloaded copy, you will lose your progress.

E-filing: If you are e-filing any of these forms, you will need to "flatten" the form so it cannot be changed after you complete it. You flatten the form in one of two ways:

  1. If you used Adobe Acrobat or Reader to complete your downloaded form, go to the "File" menu at the top, select "print", and choose "Adobe PDF" from the printer dropdown menu. You will be told to save the form. Use this "flattened" form to e-file.
  2. If you did not use Adobe Acrobat or Reader (recommended), Your computer should designate file associated software that will allow you to fill in fillable fields within the forms. You will need to ensure that your files are flattened before e-filing. You will need to look for “Save as PDF” option. Depending on the software you use, this may be found in the print dialog box under your “Print” menu option.
  3. Before e-filing any "flattened" form, be sure to open the file making sure it is not blank, missing any filled in content, and looks correct overall.

The following forms have been approved for use by the Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice and are required to be accepted in all Illinois courts. The forms are ADA accessible, and you can handwrite or type into the PDF form.