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Articles on E-Filing

Department of Human Rights authorized to develop pilot project for electronic filing

December
2017
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Department of Human Rights adopted amendments allowing the Department to develop an Electronic Filing Pilot Project providing procedures for electronic signatures and the electronic filing of documents when complaints or charges against an employer are filed with the Department.

Choosing an E-Filing Service Provider

By Ed Finkel
November
2017
Cover Story
Page 24
At the top of every lawyer's to-do list before mandatory e-filing takes effect is choosing an e-filing service provider. Early adopters discuss the various options and why you might choose one over another.

E-filing in the real estate realm - MyDec

By Matthew Hector
October
2017
LawPulse
Page 12
MyDec, used by 25 Illinois counties and the city of Chicago, enables lawyers to file real estate transfer tax declarations online.

E-Filing: Does the ā€˜Eā€™ Stand for Easy?

By Jennifer Ramovs
October
2017
Column
Page 57
Creating PDF files is essential for e-filing. Find out which PDF software is right for you.

The advantages of federal e-filing come to Illinois

By Matthew Hector
September
2017
LawPulse
Page 12
Illinois lawyers who practice in federal court look forward to PACER-like convenience from the statewide e-filing system.

High court: All circuits must use statewide e-filing system beginning 2018

By Matthew Hector
August
2017
LawPulse
Page 12
A recent court order requires circuits with existing e-filing programs to switch to the statewide eFileIL system by July 1, 2018.

Countdown to Mandatory E-Filing

By Ed Finkel
June
2017
Cover Story
Page 26
Illinois attorneys soon will have to file civil cases electronically. Here's how you can be ready on day one.

Court system readies for mandatory e-filing

By Matthew Hector
October
2016
LawPulse
Page 12
The AOIC has hired a Texas firm to create a statewide e-filing system, which is scheduled to roll out next year in the supreme and appellate court.

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
Cover Story
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.

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