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Mandatory E-Filing Deadline Extension Granted for Cook and Winnebago Counties

The Supreme Court of Illinois has extended the Jan. 1, 2018, deadline to implement mandatory e-filing for all civil cases for Cook and Winnebago Counties. The request for an extension by Greene County was denied. 

The Circuit Court of Cook County will have six more months to prepare for mandatory electronic filing, according to an Illinois Supreme Court order issued Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.  Through June 30, the county is allowed to continue permissive e-filing with a commitment to complete the full case management system integration by April 1. By May 1, Cook County must permit filings for all civil case types to be made on eFileIL. Read the order on the Illinois Courts website to see the full list of conditions.

This extension comes after a request early last month from Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown to push back the start date a full year, stating that the county's vendor, Tyler Technologies, could not fully meet the deadline. The Circuit Clerk's office will work with Tyler to meet the extended deadline, including the testing of essential functionality.

The Illinois Supreme Court granted the Winnebago County Circuit Clerk's request for an extension to effectuate mandatory e-filing by self-represented litigants until July 1. The  court also granted an extension of July 1 to migrate to eFileIL. Read the Dec. 27 order on the Illinois Courts website.

The Illinois Supreme Court denied the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Green County's request for an extension to mandatory civil e-filing through July 1. The AOIC will faciliate technical or procedural assistance and monitor the status of case management system integration in the county. Read the Dec. 27 order on the Illinois Courts website. 

Posted on January 2, 2018 by Sara Anderson

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