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.