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Illinois Supreme Court

Access to Justice Commission is Accepting Proposals for Self-Represented Litigant Coordinators

Posted on August 23, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice (ATJ Commission) and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts has issued a request for proposals (RFP) from all judicial circuits in Illinois for self-represented litigant (SRL) coordinators. 

SRL coordinators are intended as a bridge, linking their courthouses with others throughout the state to share ideas, develop new resources, and establish programs for assisting SRLs. Monetary grants will be awarded to a limited number of judicial circuits to support the work and programs of the coordinator. Even if a grant is not awarded, the designated coordinator may participate in the SRL coordinator program. 

Illinois Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey

Posted on August 21, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Supreme Court will leave the Illinois Supreme Court Building in Springfield behind for a day to hear oral arguments at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases starting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the Hatheway Cultural Center, located at 5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey.

The upcoming arguments at Lewis & Clark Community College will be the Court’s first road trip since March 15, 2018, when arguments were heard at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Erwin as At-Large Circuit Judge in Eighth Judicial Circuit

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Drew T. Erwin has been appointed at-large circuit judge in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. 

Erwin is being appointed to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Mark A. Drummond on Aug. 5. The appointment takes effect on Sept. 6 and will conclude on Dec. 7, 2020, when the vacancy will be filled by the winner of the November 2020 general election. 

eFileIL Temporarily Unavailable on August 25

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

eFileIL will be unavailable for filing Sunday, Aug. 25, beginning at 6 a.m. for scheduled maintenance. It is anticipated that this maintenance activity to take four hours to complete.

Illinois Supreme Court Assigns Coghlan as First District Appellate Court Justice

Posted on July 31, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Judge Mary Ellen Coghlan has been assigned as an appellate court justice in the First District. 

Judge Coghlan was assigned to fill the opening created by the retirement of Appellate Justice Mary Anne Mason. The assignment of Judge Coghlan takes effect on July 30, and will remain in effect until further order of the court. 

Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Molina as At-Large Cook County Circuit Judge

Posted on July 25, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Teresa Molina has been appointed as an at-large Cook County circuit judge.

The appointment is effective July 24 and will conclude on Dec. 7, 2020, following the November 2020 general election.

Illinois Supreme Court Amends Rule 280.2

Posted on July 22, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Supreme Court on July 19 entered an order amending Rule 280.2, which updates the requirements for complaints in credit card or debt buyer collection actions.

The amendment is effective immediately. Additionally, the court amended the accompanying affidavit form for actions under the Rule.

Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Sutton as Circuit Judge in Ninth Circuit

Posted on July 15, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Emily S. Sutton has been appointed as an at-large circuit judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.

The appointment is effective Aug. 12 and will conclude Dec. 6, 2020, when the position will be filled by the November 2020 general election.

Sutton has worked in private practice since 2008, first as an associate with Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus, LLP, and most recently as a partner at Lucie, Scalf, Sutton & Bougher, Attorneys at Law, P.C. From 2012 to 2015, she was also a contract author for Thomson Reuters Corporation, and served as co-author of the Illinois Civil Trial Handbook. Sutton was a law clerk to Fourth District Appellate Justice Robert W. Cook from 2004-2008 and has also served on the adjunct faculty at Quincy University.

Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Walton as Circuit Judge in the First Subcircuit of Cook County

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Tyria B. Walton has been appointed as a Cook County circuit judge in the First Judicial Subcircuit.

The appointment is effective June 25 and will conclude on Dec. 7, 2020, following the November 2020 general election.

Walton has served for over 20 years as an assistant public defender in the law office of the Cook County Public Defender, with a primary focus in first-degree murder defense. Over the past year, she has won her clients six not guilty verdicts in murder trials. 

Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Mulroe as Circuit Judge in Tenth Subcircuit of Cook County

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

John G. Mulroe has been appointed as a Cook County Circuit Judge in the Tenth Judicial Subcircuit.

Mulroe was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Thomas Allen. The appointment is effective June 21, and will conclude December 7, 2020, when the position will be filled by the November 2020 General Election.

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