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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on E-Filing

E-filing comes to criminal court By Matthew Hector December 2014 Lawpulse, Page 566 Effective last September, the Illinois Supreme Court expanded its electronic filing standards to include criminal and traffic cases.
Electronic filing continues to expand in Cook County By Adam W. Lasker October 2013 Lawpulse, Page 498 Five court divisions and nearly 16,000 registrants are participants in the Cook County Circuit Court's e-filing program.
No jurisdictional defect when notice of appeal is e-filed, even though local rule required paper filing September 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 452 On June 20, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court held, first, that electronically filing ("e-filing") a postjudgment motion when circuit court rules required a paper copy did not fail to toll the time for filing a notice of appeal; and, second, that e-filing a notice of appeal when circuit court rules required a paper copy did not deprive the appellate court of jurisdiction.
Supreme court, advocates push legislation to expand access to justice, fund e-filing By Adam W. Lasker July 2013 Lawpulse, Page 330 Among other things, the legislation would help defray the costs of statewide e-filing and expand the pool of individuals who qualify for legal aid.
Supreme court makes e-service voluntary, not mandatory By Adam W. Lasker March 2013 Lawpulse, Page 118 The most recent amendments to the supreme court rules, which took effect January 1, permit service by email but do not require it.
E-Filing Gets the Green Light By Maria Kantzavelos January 2013 Article, Page 20 Are you ready for service by e-mail? Filing at 11:59 p.m.? The electronic record as official court record? Effective January 1, the Illinois Supreme Court has taken a big, 21st-Century step toward making e-filing the norm and not the exception.
E-filing debuts at the supreme court By Adam W. Lasker March 2012 Lawpulse, Page 126 The AG and appellate defender and prosecutor may now file documents electronically with the supreme court in an early step toward modernizing judicial-system technology.