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Illinois Supreme Court Amends Rules to Require Self-Represented Litigants to Provide E-Mail Addresses on Appearances and Pleadings

The Illinois Supreme Court today amended Rules 11 and 131.

Rule 11 was amended to explicitly provide that "[a] self-represented litigant who has an e-mail address must also include the e-mail address on the appearance and on all pleadings filed in court to which documents and notices will be served in conformance with Rule 131(d)." Prior to the amendment, self-represented litigants were allowed, but not required, to provide e-mail addresses on appearances and pleadings.​ Rule 131 was simply updated to reflect the changes to Rule 11.

The changes are effective immediately. The amended Rules are available online.


Posted on July 15, 2020 by Rhys Saunders
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