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Supreme Court Rules

 To see a list of Rules whose operation is temporarily amended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 page

Article Rule # Rule Title
I Preface, Preamble, and Terminology
I Rule 1 Applicability
I Rule 2 Construction
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
I Rule 3 Rulemaking Procedures
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
I Rules 4-5 Reserved
I Rule 6 Citations
I Rules 7-8 Reserved
I Rule 9 Electronic Filing of Documents
Amended August 14, 2020, eff. immediately
I Rule 10 Size and Specifications of Documents Filed in the Illinois Courts
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
I Rule 11 Manner of Serving Documents Other Than Process and Complaint on Parties not in Default in the Trial and Reviewing Courts
Amended June 11, 2021, eff. July 1, 2021
I Rule 12 Proof of Service in the Trial and Reviewing Courts; Effective Date of Service
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
I Rule 13 Appearances—Time to Plead—Withdrawal
I Rule 14 Text Message Notification Programs
Adopted December 9, 2020, eff. immediately
I Rule 15 Social Security Numbers in Pleadings and Related Matters
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017

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I Rule 16 Certification Instead of Notarization
Adopted June 26, 2018, eff. July 1, 2018
I Rule 17 Reserved
I Rule 18 Findings of Unconstitutionality
I Rule 19 Notice of Claim of Unconstitutionality
I Rule 20 Certification of Questions of State Law from Certain Federal Courts
I Rule 21 Circuit Court Rules and Filing of Rules; Administrative Authority; General Orders
Amended November 24, 2020, eff. January 1, 2021
I Rule 22   Appellate Court Organization; Administrative Authority; Appellate Court Rules
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
I Rule 23 Disposition of Cases in the Appellate Court
Amended November 20, 2020, eff. Effective January 1, 2021
I Rule 24 Research Department in Each District of the Appellate Court
I Rules 25-29 Reserved
I Rule 30 Administrative Duties of the Chief Justice and the Administrative Director
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
I Rule 31 Seniority in the Supreme Court
I Rule 32 Reserved
I Rule 33 Library of Supreme Court
I Rules 34-38 Reserved
I Rule 39 Appointment of Associate Judges
Amended May 31, 2018, eff. immediately
I Rule 40 Marriage and Civil Union Divisions
I Rule 41 Judicial Conference
Amended Sept. 28, 2018, eff. Oct. 1, 2018
I Rule 42 Conference of Chief Circuit Judges
I Rule 43 Reserved
I Rule 44 Photography and Video in the Courtroom
Adopted December 16, 2020, eff. immediately.
I Rule 45 Participation in Civil or Criminal Proceedings by Telephone or Video Conferences
Adopted May 22, 2020, eff. immediately.
I Rule 46 Official Recordof Court Proceedings
Amended May 22, 2020, eff. immediately.
I Rules 47-55 Reserved
I Rule 56 Temporary Assignment to Other Duties
I Rule 57 Reserved
I Rule 58 Judicial Performance Evaluation
I Rules 59-60 Reserved
I Rule 61 Canon 1 of the Code of Judicial Conduct
I Rule 62 Canon 2 of the Code of Judicial Conduct
I Rule 63 Canon 3 of the Code of Judicial Conduct
Amended Dec. 16, 2020, eff. immediately
I Rule 64 Canon 4 of the Code of Judicial Conduct
Amended Dec. 19, 2014, eff. immediately
I Rule 65 Canon 5 of the Code of Judicial Conduct
I Rule 66 Canon 6 of the Code of Judicial Conduct
I Rule 67 Canon 7 of the Code of Judicial Conduct
I Mandatory Arbitration: Introductory Comments
I Rule 68 Declaration of Economic Interests
Administrative Order Amended May 17, 2019, eff. immediately

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I Rules 69-70 Reserved
I Rule 71 Violation of Rules
I Rules 72-75 Reserved
I Rule 76 Military Service of Judges
I Rules 77-85 Reserved
I Rule 86 Actions Subject to Mandatory Arbitration
I Rule 87 Appointment, Qualification and Compensation of Arbitrators
I Rule 88 Scheduling of Hearings
I Rule 89 Discovery
I Rule 90 Conduct of the Hearings
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017

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I Rule 91 Absence of Party at Hearing
I Rule 92 Award and Judgment on Award
Amended Dec. 5, 2016, eff. Jan. 1, 2017
I Rule 93 Rejection of Award
I Rule 94 Form of Oath, Award and Notice of Award
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017

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I Rule 95 Form of Notice of Rejection of Award
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017

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I Rules 96-98 Reserved
I Rule 99 Mediation Programs
Amended Oct, 15, 2015, eff. immediately
I Rule 99.1 Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Programs
I Rule 100 Reserved
I Rule 100.1 Implementation of Expedited Child Support System
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017

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I Rule 100.2 Appointment, Qualification and Compensation of Administrative Hearing Officers
I Rule 100.3 Actions Subject to Expedited Child Support Hearings
I Rule 100.4 Authority of Administrative Hearing Officers
I Rule 100.5 Blood Tests
I Rule 100.6 Scheduling of the Hearings
I Rule 100.7 Conduct of the Hearing

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I Rule 100.8 Absence of Party at Hearing
I Rule 100.9 Transfers for Judicial Hearings
I Rule 100.10 Submission of Recommendations to the Court
I Rule 100.11 Authority Retained by the Court
I Rule 100.12 Judicial Hearings
I Rule 100.13 Definitions

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II Rule 101 Summons and Original Process--Form and Issuance
Amended July 17, 2020, eff. immediately
II Rule 102 Service of Summons and Complaint; Return
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 103 Alias Summons; Dismissal for Lack of Diligence
II Rule 104 Service of Pleadings and Other Papers; Filing
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 105 Additional Relief Against Parties in Default--Notice
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 106 Notice of Petitions Filed for Relief From, or Revival of, Judgments
II Rule 107 Notice of Hearing for an Order of Replevin
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 108 Explanation of Rights of Heirs and Legatees When Will Admitted or Denied Probate
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 109 Reserved
II Rule 110 Explanation of Rights in Independent Administration; Form of Petition to Terminate
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rules 111-112 Reserved
II Rule 113 Practice and Procedure in Mortgage Foreclosure Cases
Amended Nov. 19, 2020, eff. Dec. 1, 2020
II Rule 114 Loss Mitigation Affidavit
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018

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II Rules 115-130 Reserved
II Rule 131 Form of Documents
Amended July 15, 2020, eff. immediately
II Rule 132 Designation of Cases
II Rule 133 Pleading Breach of Statutory Duty; Judgment or Order; Breach of Condition Precedent
II Rule 134 Incorporation of Pleadings by Reference
II Rule 135 Pleading Equitable Matters
II Rule 136 Denials
II Rule 137 Signing of Pleadings, Motions and Other Papers-- Sanctions
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 138 Personal Identity Information
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018

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II Rule 139 Practice and Procedure in Eviction Cases
Adopted July 17, 2020, eff. immediately
II Rules 140-180 Reserved
II Rule 181 Appearances--Answers--Motions
Amended July 17, 2020, eff. immediately
II Rule 182 Time for Pleadings and Motions Other Than Those Directed to Complaint
II Rule 183 Extensions of Time
II Rule 184 Hearings on Motions
II Rule 185 Reserved
II Rule 186 Reserved
II Rule 187 Motions on Grounds of Forum Non Conveniens
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rules 188-190 Reserved
II Rule 191 Proceedings Under Sections 2--1005, 2--619 and 2--301(b) of the Code of Civil Procedure
II Rule 192 Summary Judgments--Multiple Issues
II Rules 193-200 Reserved
II Rule 201 General Discovery Provisions
II Rule 202 Purposes for Which Depositions May be Taken in a Pending Action
II Rule 203 Where Depositions May be Taken
II Rule 204 Compelling Appearance of Deponent
II Rule 205 Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be Taken
II Rule 206 Method of Taking Depositions on Oral Examination
Amended Sept. 26, 2019, eff. Oct. 1, 2019
II Rule 207 Signing and Filing Depositions
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 208 Fees and Charges; Copies
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 209 Failure to Attend or Serve Subpoena; Expenses
II Rule 210 Depositions on Written Questions
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 211 Effect of Errors and Irregularities in Depositions; Objections
II Rule 212 Use of Depositions
Amended Sept. 30, 2020. eff. Oct. 1. 2020
II Rule 213 Written Interrogatories to Parties
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018

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II Rule 214 Discovery of Documents, Objects, and Tangible Things--Inspection of Real Estate
Amended June 8, 2018, eff. July 1, 2018
II Rule 215 Physical and Mental Examination of Parties and Other Persons
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 216 Admission of Fact or of Genuineness of Documents
II Rule 217 Depositions for the Purpose of Perpetuating Testimony
II Rule 218 Pretrial Procedure
II Rule 219 Consequences of Refusal to Comply with Rules or Order Relating to Discovery or Pretrial Conferences
II Rules 220-221 Reserved
II Rule 222 Limited and Simplified Discovery in Certain Cases
II Rule 223 Reserved
II Rule 224 Discovery Before Suit to Identify Responsible Persons and Entities
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018

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II Rules 225-230 Reserved
II Rule 231 Motions for Continuance
II Rule 232 Trial of Equitable and Legal Matters
II Rule 233 Parties' Order of Proceeding
II Rule 234 Voir Dire Examination of Jurors and Cautionary Instructions
II Rule 235 Opening Statements
II Rule 236 Admission of Business Records in Evidence
II Rule 237 Compelling Appearances of Witnesses at Trial
II Rule 238 Impeachment of Witnesses; Hostile Witnesses
II Rule 239 Instructions
II Rule 240 Directed Verdicts
II Rule 241 Use of Video Conference Technology in Civil Cases
Amended May 22, 2020, eff. immediately
II Rule 242 Reserved
II Rule 243 Written Juror Questions Directed to Witnesses
II Rules 244-270 Reserved
II Rule 271 Orders of Motions
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 272 When Judgment is Entered
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 273 Effect of Involuntary Dismissal
II Rule 274 Multiple Final Orders and Postjudgment Motions
Amended March 29, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019
II Rule 275 Reserved
II Rule 276 Opening of Judgment by Confession
II Rule 277 Supplementary Proceedings
II Rules 278-279 Reserved
II Rule 280 Applicability
Adopted June 8, 2018, eff. Oct. 1, 2018
II Rule 280.1 Definitions for Credit Card or Debt Buyer Collection Actions
Amended November 4, 2020, eff. immediately
II Rule 280.2 Complaint in Credit Card or Debt Buyer Collection Actions
Amended July 19, 2019, eff. Nov. 1, 2019

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II Rule 280.3 Continuance of Trial or Voluntary Dismissal of Credit Card or Debt Buyer Collection Actions
Adopted June 8, 2018, eff. Oct. 1, 2018
II Rule 280.4 Consequences for Non-Compliance
Adopted June 8, 2018, eff. Oct. 1, 2018
II Rule 280.5 Identity Theft Relating to Credit Card or Debt Buyer Collection Actions
Adopted June 8, 2018, eff.Oct. 1, 2018

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II Rule 281 Definition of Small Claim
II Rule 282 Commencement of Action--Representation of Corporations
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 283 Form of Summons
II Rule 284 Service by Certified or Registered Mail
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 285 Jury Demands
II Rule 286 Appearance and Trial
II Rule 287 Depositions, Discovery and Motions
II Rule 288 Installment Payment of Judgments
II Rule 289 Service of Process in Proceedings to Confirm a Judgment by Confession or to Collect a Judgment for $10,000 or Less
II Rule 290 Reserved
II Rule 291 Proceedings Under the Administrative Review Law
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018

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II Rule 292 Form of Summons in Proceedings to Review Orders of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018

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II Rule 293 Jury Trial in Involuntary Admission Proceeding
Adopted April 3, 2017, eff. immediately
II Rule 294 Disqualification of Lawyer Serving in Collaborative Process and Lawyers in Associated Law Firm
Adopted June 8, 2018, eff. July 1, 2018
II Rule 295 Matters Assignable to Associate Judges
II Rule 296 Use of Restraints in Court Proceedings Under the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code
Adopted March 21, 2019, eff. immediately.
II Rule 297 Reserved
II Rule 298 Application for Waiver of Court Fees
Amended February 13, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019

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II Rule 299 Compensation for Attorneys Appointed to Represent Indigent Parties
II Rule 300 Reserved
III Rule 301 Method of Review
III Rule 302 Direct Appeals to the Supreme Court
III Rule 303 Appeals from Final Judgments of the Circuit Court in Civil Cases
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 303A Expedited and Confidential Proceedings Under the Parental Notification of Abortion Act
Amended September 15, 2017, eff. November 1, 2017
III Rule 304 Appeals from Final Judgments That Do Not Dispose of an Entire Proceeding
Amended March 8, 2016, eff. immediately
III Rule 305 Stay of Judgments Pending Appeal
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 306 Interlocutory Appeals by Permission
Amended Sept. 30, 2020. eff. Oct. 1. 2020
III Rule 306A Reserved
III Rule 307 Interlocutory Appeals as of Right
Amended September 15, 2017, eff. November 1, 2017
III Rule 308 Certified Questions
Amended Sept. 26, 2019, eff. Oct. 1, 2019
III Rule 309 Dismissal of Appeals by the Trial Court
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 310 Prehearing Conference in the Appellate Court
III Rule 310.1 Appellate Settlement Conference Program
Amended March 8, 2016, eff. immediately
III Rule 311 Accelerated Docket
Amended April 3, 2018, eff. July 1, 2018
III Rule 312 Docketing Statement
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017

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III Rule 313 Fees in the Reviewing Court
Amended Dec. 19, 2019, eff. Jan. 1, 2020
III Rule 314 Reserved
III Rule 315 Leave to Appeal From the Appellate Court to the Supreme Court
Amended Sept. 30, 2020. eff. Oct. 1. 2020
III Rule 316 Appeals from Appellate Court to Supreme Court on Certificate
Amended Sept. 30, 2020. eff. Oct. 1. 2020
III Rule 317 Appeals from the Appellate Court to the Supreme Court as of Right
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 318 General Rules Governing All Appeals from the Appellate Court to the Supreme Court
Amended Sept. 30, 2020. eff. Oct. 1. 2020
III Rules 319-320 Reserved
III Rule 321 Contents of the Record on Appeal
III Rule 322 Reserved
III Rule 323 Report of Proceedings
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 324 Preparation and Certification by the Circuit Clerk of the Record on Appeal
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017

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III Rule 325 Transmission of Record on Appeal or Certificate in Lieu of Record
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 326 Time for Filing Record on Appeal
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 327 Notice of Filing Record
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 328 Supporting Record
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 329 Supplemental Record on Appeal
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 330 Captions in Reviewing Courts
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 331 Return of Record on Appeal
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rules 332-334 Reserved
III Rule 335 Direct Review of Administrative Orders by the Appellate Court
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017

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III Rules 336-340 Reserved
III Rule 341 Briefs
Amended Sept. 30, 2020. eff. Oct. 1. 2020
III Rule 342 Appendix to the Brief
Amended Sept. 26, 2019, eff. Oct. 1, 2019
III Rule 343 Times for Filing and Serving Briefs
III Rule 344 Number of Copies, Service, and Form and Method of Reproduction of Briefs and Abstracts
III Rule 345 Briefs Amicus Curiae
III Rules 346-350 Reserved
III Rule 351 Sequence and Manner of Calling Cases for Oral Argument
III Rule 352 Conduct of Oral Arguments
Amended May 25, 2018, eff. July 1, 2018
III Rules 353-360 Reserved
III Rule 361 Motions in Reviewing Court
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 362 Amendment of Pleadings and Process in the Reviewing Courts
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 363 Inspection of Original Exhibits on Appeal
III Rule 364 Privacy Protection for Documents Filed in Courts of Review
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017

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III Rule 365 Appeal to Wrong Court
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 366 Powers of Reviewing Court; Scope of Review and Procedure; Lien of Judgment
III Rule 367 Rehearing in Reviewing Court
Amended September 15, 2017, eff. November 1, 2017
III Rule 368 Issuance, Stay, and Recall of Mandates from Reviewing Court
Amended Sept. 30, 2020. eff. Oct. 1. 2020
III Rule 369 Filing of Mandate in Circuit Court and Proceedings Thereafter
III Rule 370 Process in Reviewing Court
III Rule 371 Confidential Records When On Review
Amended June 11, 2021, eff. immediately
III Rule 372 Removing Records from Reviewing Court
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 373 Date of Filing Papers in Reviewing Court; Certificate of Mailing
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 374 Costs in the Reviewing Court
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 375 Failure to Comply With Rules; Frivolous Appeals--Sanctions
III Rules 376-380 Reserved
III Rule 381 Original Actions in the Supreme Court Pursuant to Article VI, Section 4(a), of the Constitution
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 382 Original Action in the Supreme Court Pursuant to Article IV, Section 3, and Article V, Section 6(d), of the Constitution
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 383 Motions for Supervisory Orders
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rule 384 Proceedings for the Transfer and Consolidation of Multicircuit Actions
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
III Rules 385-400 Reserved
IV Rule 401 Waiver of Counsel
IV Rule 402 Pleas of Guilty or Stipulations Sufficient to Convict
Amended April 26, 2012; effective July 1, 2012
IV Rule 402A  Admissions or Stipulations in Proceedings to Revoke Probation, Conditional Discharge or Supervisions
IV Rule 403 Pleas and Waivers by Persons Under 18
IV Rule 404 Application for Waiver of Court Assessments
Adopted Feb. 13, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019
IV Rules 405-410 Reserved
IV Rule 411 Applicability of Discovery Rules
IV Rule 412 Disclosure to Accused
IV Rule 413 Disclosure to Prosecution
IV Rule 414 Evidence of Depositions
IV Rule 415 Regulation of Discovery
Amended Oct. 23, 2020, eff. immediately
IV Rule 416 Reserved
IV Rule 417 DNA Evidence
IV Rules 418-429 Reserved
IV Rule 430 Trial of Incarcerated Defendant
IV Rule 431 Voir Dire Examination
IV Rule 432 Opening Statements
IV Rule 433 Impeachment of Witnesses; Hostile Witnesses
IV Rule 434 Jury Selection
Amended February 6, 2013, eff. immediately
IV Rule 435 Reserved
IV Rule 436 Separation and Sequestration of Jury in Criminal Cases; Admonition by Court
IV Rules 437-450 Reserved
IV Rule 451 Instructions
Amended April 8, 2013, eff. immediately
IV Rules 452 Preparation of Sentencing Orders
Adopted Feb. 26, 2019, eff. March 1, 2019
IV Rules 453-470 Reserved
IV Rule 471 Transcripts for Poor Persons Bringing Post-Conviction Proceedings
IV Rule 472 Correction of Certain Errors in Sentencing
Amended May 17, 2019, eff. immediately
IV Rules 473-500 Reserved
V Rule 501 Definitions
Amended June 9, 2020, eff. July 1, 2020
V Rule 502 Reserved
V Rule 503 Multiple Charges under These Rules
Amended March 8, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019
V Rule 504 Appearance Date
V Rule 505 Notice to Accused
V Rules 506 to 525 Reserved
V Rule 526 Bail Schedule--Traffic Offenses
Amended June 9, 2020, eff. July 1, 2020
V Rule 527 Bail Schedule--Conservation Offenses
Amended March 8, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019
V Rule 528 Bail Schedule--Ordinance Offenses, Petty Offenses, Businesses and Certain Misdemeanors
Amended Feb. 6, 2020, eff. Mar. 1, 2020
V Rule 529 Written Pleas of Guilty in Minor Traffic Offenses
Amended Dec. 9, 2020, eff. Jan. 1, 2021
V Rule 530 Written Pleas of Guilty in Conservation Offenses
Amended Dec. 9, 2020, eff. Jan. 1, 2021
V Rule 531 Written Pleas of Guilty in Overweight and Permit Offenses
Amended Dec. 9, 2020, eff. Jan. 1, 2021
V Rule 532 Applicability of 10% Cash Deposit Statute
Amended March 8, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019
V Rule 533 to 550 Reserved
V Rule 551 Traffic and Conservation Offenses for Which a Court Appearance is Required
Amended March 8, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019
V Rule 552 Uniform Tickets--Processing
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
V Rule 553 Posting Bail or Bond
Amended March 8, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019
V Rule 554 Substitution of Cash Bail
Amended March 8, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019
V Rule 555 Returning Bail or Documents
Amended March 8, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019
V Rule 556 Procedure if Defendant Fails to Appear
Amended June 9, 2020, eff. July 1, 2020
V Rule 557 Preparation of Sentencing Orders
Adopted Feb. 26, 2019, eff. March 1, 2019
V Rule 558 Correction of Certain Errors in Sentencing
Amended May 17, 2019, eff. immediately
V Rules 559 to 569 Reserved
V Rule 570 Applicability
V Rule 571 Code of Civil Procedure to Apply
V Rule 572 Form of Charging Document.
V Rule 573 Service of the Charging Document
V Rule 574 Opportunity to Settle
V Rule 575 Appearance of Defendant, Answer; Failure to Appear; Discovery and Pretrial Procedures
V Rule 576 Right to Counsel
V Rule 577 Jury Trial
V Rule 578 Burden of Proof
V Rule 579 Disposition and Appeal
V Rules 580 to 584 Reserved
V Rule 585 Applicability
Amended June 9, 2020, eff. July 1, 2020
V Rule 586 Appearance Date
V Rule 587 Notice to Accused
V Rule 588 Fines, Penalties, and Costs on Written Consents to Judgments in Civil Law Violations
V Rule 589 Uniform Civil Law Citations--Processing
V Rule 590 Procedure if Defendant Fails to Appear
V Rules 591 to 600 Reserved
VI Rule 601 Supersedure of Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963
VI Rule 602 Method of Review
VI Rule 603 Court To Which Appeal is Taken
VI Rule 604 Appeals from Certain Judgments and Orders
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017

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VI Rule 605 Advice to Defendant
VI Rule 606 Perfection of Appeal
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017

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VI Rule 607 Appeals by Indigent Defendants
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
VI Rule 608 The Record on Appeal
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
VI Rule 609 Stays
VI Rule 610 Motions
Amended Sept. 17, 2019, eff. immediately
VI Rule 611 Oral Argument
VI Rule 612 Number of Copies to Be Filed; Procedural Matters Which Are Governed by Civil Appeals Rules
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
VI Rule 613 Mandate of Reviewing Court
VI Rule 614 Notifying Prisoner of Affirmance by Appellate Court
VI Rule 615 The Cause on Appeal
VI Rules 616-650 Reserved
VI Rule 651 Appeals in Post-Conviction Proceedings
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
VI Rules 652-659 Reserved
VI Rule 660 Appeals in Cases Arising Under the Juvenile Court Act
VI Rule 660A Expedited Appeals in Delinquent Minor Cases
Amended April 3, 2018, eff. July 1, 2018
VI Rule 661 Appeals as Poor Persons by Minors Found To Be Delinquent
VI Rule 662 Adjudication of Wardship and Revocation of Probation or Conditional Discharge
VI Rule 663 Adoption--Appointment of a Guardian With Power to Consent
VI Rules 664-700 Reserved
VII Rule 701 General Qualifications
VII Rule 702 Board of Admissions to the Bar
Amended Sept. 14, 2018, eff. immediately
VII Rule 703 Educational Requirements
VII Rule 704 Qualification on Examination
Amended June 8, 2018, eff. Mar. 1, 2019
VII Rule 704A Admission by Transferred Uniform Bar Examination Score
Adopted June 8, 2018, eff. Jan. 1, 2019
VII Rule 705 Admission on Motion
Amended Sept. 30, 2020. eff. Oct. 1. 2020
VII Rule 706 Filing Deadlines and Fees of Registrants and Applicants
Amended June 8, 2018, eff. Jan. 1, 2019
VII Rule 707 Permission for an Out-of-State Attorney to Provide Legal Services in Proceedings in Illinois
Amended December 28, 2017, eff. Feb. 1, 2018
VII Rule 708 Committee on Character and Fitness
VII Rule 709 Power to Make Rules, Conduct Investigations, and Subpoena Witnesses
VII Rule 710 Immunity
VII Rule 711 Representation by Supervised Law Students or Graduates
VII Rule 712 Licensing of Foreign Legal Consultants Without Examination
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
VII Rule 713 Applications for Licensing of Foreign Legal Consultants
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
VII Rule 714 Reserved
VII Rule 715 Admission of Graduates of Foreign Law Schools     
VII Rule 716 Limited Admission of House Counsel
Amended Oct. 15, 2015, eff. Jan. 1, 2016
VII Rule 717 Limited Admission of Legal Service Program Lawyers
VII Rule 718 Provision of Legal Services Following Determination of Major Disaster - amended Sept. 27, 2017, eff. Nov. 1, 2017
VII Rule 719 Admission of Military Spouse Attorneys From Other Jurisdictions
VII Rule 720 Reserved
VII Rule 721 Professional Service Corporations, Professional Associations, Limited Liability Companies, and Registered Limited Liability Partnerships for the Practice of Law
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017

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VII Rule 722 Limited Liability Legal Practice
VII Rules 723-729 Reserved
VII Rule 730 Group Legal Services
VII Rules 731-750 Reserved
VII Rule 751 Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
Amended June 14, 2021, eff. July 1, 2021
VII Rule 752 Administrator
Amended Jan. 25, 2017, eff. immediately
VII Rule 753 Inquiry, Hearing and Review Boards
Amended Mar. 18, 2016, eff. immediately
VII Rule 754 Subpoena Power
Amended December 28, 2017, eff. Feb. 1, 2018
VII Rule 755 Assistance of Members of the Bar; Rule-Making Power of Boards
VII Rule 756 Registration and Fees
Amended June 14, 2021, eff. July 1, 2021
VII Rule 757 Transfer to Disability Inactive Status Upon Involuntary Commitment or Upon Judicial Determination of Legal Disability Because of Mental Condition
Amended December 28, 2017, eff. Feb. 1, 2018
VII Rule 758 Mental Disability or Addiction to Drugs or Intoxicants
VII Rule 759 Restoration to Active Status
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
VII Rule 760 Appointment of Medical Experts
Amended December 28, 2017, eff. Feb. 1, 2018
VII Rule 761 Conviction of Crime
Amended December 28, 2017, eff. Feb. 1, 2018
VII Rule 762 Disbarment and Other Discipline on Consent
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
VII Rule 763 Reciprocal Disciplinary Action
Amended December 28, 2017, eff. Feb. 1, 2018
VII Rule 764 Duties of a Disciplined Attorney and Attorneys Affiliated with Disciplined Attorney
VII Rule 765 Service
Amended December 28, 2017, eff. Feb. 1, 2018
VII Rule 766 Confidentiality and Privacy
VII Rule 767 Reinstatement
Amended Sept. 20, 2019, eff. Jan. 1, 2020
VII Rule 768 Notification of Disciplinary Action
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
VII Rule 769 Maintenance of Records
VII Rule 770 Types of Discipline
Amended Jan. 25, 2017, eff. immediately
VII Rule 771 Finality of Orders and Effective Date of Discipline
VII Rule 772 Probation
Amended December 28, 2017, eff. Feb. 1, 2018
VII Rule 773 Costs
Amended May 23, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019
VII Rule 774 Interim Suspension
Amended December 28, 2017, eff. Feb. 1, 2018
VII Rule 775 Immunity
VII Rule 776 Appointment of Receiver in Certain Cases
Amended December 28, 2017, eff. Feb. 1, 2018
VII Rule 777 Registration of, and Disciplinary Proceedings Relating to, Foreign Legal Consultants
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
VII Rule 778 Retention of Records by Administrator
VII Rule 779 Unauthorized Practice of Law Proceedings
VII Rule 780 Client Protection Program
VII Rule 790 Title and Purpose
VII Rule 791 Persons Subject to MCLE Requirements
Amended Jan. 29, 2019, eff. Mar. 1, 2019
VII Rule 792 The MCLE Board
VII Rule 793 Requirement for Newly-Admitted Attorneys
Amended June 22, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
VII Rule 794 Continuing Legal Education Requirement
Amended Apr. 3, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017
VII Rule 795 Accreditation Standards and Hours
May 8, 2020, Rule 795(d)(6) was amended but contained a clerical error, which is corrected nunc pro tunc to May 8, 2020
VII Rule 796 Enforcement of MCLE Requirements
Amended Jan. 29, 2019, eff. Mar. 1, 2019
VII Rule 797 Confidentiality
VII Rule 798 Reserved
VII Rule 799 Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
VIII Supreme Court Order M.R. 3140
VIII Preamble and Scope
VIII Rule 1.0 Terminology
Amended October 15, 2015, eff. January 1, 2016
VIII Rule 1.1 Competence
Comment Amended October 15, 2015, eff. January 1, 2016
VIII Rule 1.2 Scope of Representation and Allocation of Authority Between Client and Lawyer
Amended October 15, 2015, eff. January 1, 2016
VIII Rule 1.3 Diligence
VIII Rule 1.4 Communication
Comment Amended October 15, 2015, eff. January 1, 2016
VIII Rule 1.5 Fees
VIII Rule 1.6 Confidentiality of Information
Correction to Comment October 27, 2015
VIII Rule 1.7 Conflict of Interest: Current Clients
VIII Rule 1.8 Conflict of Interest: Current Clients: Specific Rules
VIII Rule 1.9 Duties to Former Clients
VIII Rule 1.10 Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rule
VIII Rule 1.11 Special Conflicts of Interest for Former and Current Government Officers and Employee
VIII Rule 1.12 Former Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator or Other Third-Party Neutral
VIII Rule 1.13 Organization as Client
VIII Rule 1.14 Client With Diminished Capacity
VIII Rule 1.15 Safekeeping Property
Amended April 7, 2015 eff. July 1, 2015
VIII Rule 1.16 Declining or Terminating Representation
VIII Rule 1.17 Sale of Law Practice
Comment Amended October 15, 2015, eff. January 1, 2016
VIII Rule 1.18 Duties to Prospective Client
Amended October 15, 2015, eff. January 1, 2016
VIII Rule 2.1 Advisor
VIII Rule 2.2 Reserved
VIII Rule 2.3 Evaluation for Use by Third Persons
VIII Rule 2.4 Lawyer Serving as Third-Party Neutral
VIII Rule 3.1 Meritorious Claims and Contentions
VIII Rule 3.2 Expediting Litigation
VIII Rule 3.3 Candor Toward the Tribunal
VIII Rule 3.4 Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel
VIII Rule 3.5 Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal
VIII Rule 3.6 Trial Publicity
VIII Rule 3.7 Lawyer As Witness
VIII Rule 3.8 Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor
Amended October 15, 2015, eff. January 1, 2016
VIII Rule 3.9 Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings
VIII Rule 4.1 Truthfulness in Statements to Others
VIII Rule 4.2 Communication With Person Represented by Counsel
Amended June 14, 2013, eff. July 1, 2013
VIII Rule 4.3 Dealing With Unrepresented Person
VIII Rule 4.4 Respect for Rights of Third Persons
Amended October 15, 2015, eff. January 1, 2016
VIII Rule 5.1 Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyers
VIII Rule 5.2 Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer
VIII Rule 5.3 Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistance
Amended October 15, 2015, eff. January 1, 2016
VIII Rule 5.4 Professional Independence of a Lawyer
VIII Rule 5.5 Unauthorized Practice of Law, Multijurisdictional Practice of Law
Amended October 15, 2015, eff. January 1, 2016
VIII Rule 5.6 Restrictions on Right to Practice
VIII Rule 5.7 Reserved
VIII Rule 6.1 Reserved
VIII Rule 6.2 Accepting Appointments
VIII Rule 6.3 Membership in Legal Services Organization
VIII Rule 6.4 Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests
VIII Rule 6.5 Nonprofit and Court-Annexed Limited Legal Services Programs
VIII Rule 7.1 Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services
Comment Amended October 15, 2015, eff. January 1, 2016
VIII Rule 7.2 Advertising
Comment Amended October 15, 2015, eff. January 1, 2016
VIII Rule 7.3 Solicitation of Clients
Amended July 17, 2020, eff. immediately
VIII Rule 7.4 Communication of Fields of Practice and Specialization
VIII Rule 7.5 Firm Names and Letterheads
VIII Rule 7.6 Reserved
VIII Rule 8.1 Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters
VIII Rule 8.2 Judicial and Legal Officials
VIII Rule 8.3 Reporting Professional Misconduct
VIII Rule 8.4 Misconduct
VIII Rule 8.5 Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law
Comment Amended October 15, 2015, eff. January 1, 2016
VIII - Repealed Preamble
VIII - Repealed Terminology
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.1 Competence
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.2 Scope of Representation
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.3 Diligence
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.4 Communication
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.5 Fees
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.6 Confidentiality of Information
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.7 Conflict of Interest: General Rule
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.8 Conflict of Interest: Prohibited Transactions
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.9 Conflict of Interest: Former Client
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.10 Imputed Disqualification: General Rule
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.11 Successive Government and Private Employment
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.12 Former Judge or Arbitrator
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.13 Organization as Client
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.14 Client Under a Disability
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.15 Safekeeping Property
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.16 Declining or Terminating Representation
VIII - Repealed Rule 1.17 Sale or Transfer of a Law Practice
VIII - Repealed Rule 2.1 Advisor
VIII - Repealed Rule 2.2 Reserved
VIII - Repealed Rule 2.3 Evaluation for Use by Third Persons
VIII - Repealed Rule 3.1 Meritorious Claims and Contentions
VIII - Repealed Rule 3.2 Expediting Litigation
VIII - Repealed Rule 3.3 Conduct Before a Tribunal
VIII - Repealed Rule 3.4 Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel
VIII - Repealed Rule 3.5 Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal
VIII - Repealed Rule 3.6 Trial Publicity
VIII - Repealed Rule 3.7 Lawyer As Witness
VIII - Repealed Rule 3.8 Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor
VIII - Repealed Rule 3.9 Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings
VIII - Repealed Rule 4.1 Truthfulness in Statements to Others
VIII - Repealed Rule 4.2 Communication With Person Represented by Counsel
VIII - Repealed Rule 4.3 Dealing With Unrepresented Person
VIII - Repealed Rule 4.4 Respect for Rights of Third Persons
VIII - Repealed Rule 5.1 Responsibilities of a Partner or Supervisory Lawyer
VIII - Repealed Rule 5.2 Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer
VIII - Repealed Rule 5.3 Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants
VIII - Repealed Rule 5.4 Professional Independence of a Lawyer
VIII - Repealed Rule 5.5 Unauthorized Practice of Law
VIII - Repealed Rule 5.6 Restrictions on Right to Practice
VIII - Repealed Rule 6.1 Reserved
VIII - Repealed Rule 6.2 Accepting Appointments
VIII - Repealed Rule 6.3 Membership in Legal Services Organization
VIII - Repealed Rule 6.4 Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests
VIII - Repealed Rule 7.1 Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services
VIII - Repealed Rule 7.2 Advertising
VIII - Repealed Rule 7.3 Direct Contact With Prospective Clients
VIII - Repealed Rule 7.4 Communication of Fields of Practice
VIII - Repealed Rule 7.5 Firm Names and Letterheads
VIII - Repealed Rule 8.1 Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters
VIII - Repealed Rule 8.2 Judicial and Legal Officials
VIII - Repealed Rule 8.3 Reporting Professional Misconduct
VIII - Repealed Rule 8.4 Misconduct
VIII - Repealed Rule 8.5 Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law
IX Rule 900 Purpose and Scope
Amended March 8, 2016, effective immediately
IX Rule 901 General Rules
Amended April 3, 2018, eff. July 1, 2018
IX Rule 902 Pleadings
Amended March 8, 2016, effective immediately
IX Rule 903 Assignment and Coordination of Cases
Amended March 8, 2016, effective immediately
IX Rule 904 Case Management Conferences
IX Rule 905 Mediation
Amended March 8, 2016, effective immediately
IX Rule 906 Attorney Qualifications and Education in Child Custody and Visitation Matters
Amended March 8, 2016, effective immediately
IX Rule 907 Minimum Duties and Responsibilities of Attorneys for Minor Children
Amended March 8, 2016, effective immediately
IX Rule 908 Judicial Training on Child Custody Issues and Allocation of Parental Responsibilities Issues
Amended March 8, 2016, effective immediately
IX Rule 921 General Provisions
Amended March 8, 2016, effective immediately
IX Rule 922 Time Limitations
Amended March 8, 2016, effective immediately
IX Rule 923 Case Management Conferences
Amended March 8, 2016, effective immediately
IX Rule 924 Parenting Education Requirement
Amended March 8, 2016, effective immediately
IX Rule 941 General Provisions
Amended October 6, 2016; eff. November 1, 2016
IX Rule 942 Court Family Conferences
IX Rule 943 Use of Restraints on a Minor in Delinquency Proceedings Arising Under the Juvenile Court Act
Adopted October 6, 2016; eff. November 1, 2016
X Rule 10-100 Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice
Amended April 8, 2013, eff. immediately
X Rule 10-101 Standardized Forms
Amended Mar. 26, 2021, eff. July 1, 2021