Electronic Record (E-Record)
The Electronic Record Standards and Principals (Standards) were approved by the Supreme Court on October 24, 2012 and implemented effective January 1, 2013. In November 2012, the Supreme Court approved Electronic Record Guidelines (Guidelines) for application to implement an electronic record program, to be used to guide the Circuit Courts through the application process. At this time, E-Record is limited to civil case types only. The Guidelines provide the Chief Circuit Judge and Circuit Clerk make application to the Administrative Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. The application must include an affirmation that the Circuit Clerk coordinates and manages a program that meets the minimum requirements set by the Supreme Court through the Standards and shall formulate and follow a method to test the e-filing and document management systems. A proposed date of implementation must be included, and a draft copy of local rules/general administrative order to be issued prior to implementation of the program.
The table below identifies the application(s) received. Once a county has been approved, implementation of the program is under the oversight of the Chief Circuit Judge and Circuit Clerk. To date, four applications have been approved.