Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on E-Filing

The many faces of e-filing By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. Bench and Bar, May 2016 An update on the status of electronic filing of papers in Illinois courts.
McHenry County Circuit Court moves away from paper By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. (Ret.) Bench and Bar, May 2016 Judges in the 19th Circuit are beginning to move away from paper to a completely electronic docket management system.
E-file is the future for defense attorneys By Martin Typer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2015 Since the amendment of the Illinois Electronic Filing Standards and Principles on September 16, 2014, attorneys practicing in the criminal field have the possibility to realize the same increases in efficiency by e-filing which were enjoyed for years by their counterparts in the civil arena.
Cook County Board of Review introduces a new digital filing system By Michael M. Cabonargi State and Local Taxation, August 2015 A brief history of the technological advances of the Board of Review prior to its new Digital Appeals Processing System (DAPS), the Board of Review's efforts to design and implement DAPS, and the benefits this new system will provide.
Failure to follow local e-filing rule not fatal to appeal By Timothy J. Chorvat Civil Practice and Procedure, November 2013 In VC&M, Ltd. v. Andrews, the Illinois Supreme Court held that a plaintiff’s motion to reconsider a judgment against it, as well as a subsequent notice of appeal from that judgment, were not nullities even though those documents were filed electronically in contravention of applicable local rules.
Standards and Principles for an Electronic Record and Electronic Filing Standards and Principles By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2013 A synopsis of both Standards and Principles for an Electronic Record and Electronic Filing Standards and Principles.
Can we e-file a notice of appeal By John B. Kincaid Civil Practice and Procedure, July 2012 On April 16, 2012, the Second District in VC&M, LTD v. Andrews, held that an e-filed notice of appeal from DuPage County was ineffective to confer jurisdiction upon the Appellate Court.
Practice Trap: Electronic filing—Fear of Filing: Perils of the Information Age By Susan M. Brazas General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2012 Beware of traps for the unwary, whether filing electronically or in the more conventional ways. Be sure to check local court rules on circuit court and judicial circuit Web sites, and consult with attorneys who routinely practice in a given jurisdiction for a better understanding of local rules and procedures.
A pro se’s struggles in an e-business world By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. Bench and Bar, May 2012 One must keep in mind that the mere existence and dissemination of electronics and technology does not necessarily translate to the general population’s ability to use it.
E-filing pilot in Cook County—An overview By John Chatz Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2009 On May 11, 2009, the Circuit Court of Cook County took an historic step on several levels.
E-xciting! E-filing comes to Madison County By Hon. Barbara Crowder Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2009 “E-nough already,” was the sentiment expressed by the Circuit Clerk’s office about the volume of paper it needed to process and store. 
E-filing in Cook County Circuit Court—An overview By John Chatz Bench and Bar, July 2009 On May 11, 2009, the Circuit Court of Cook County took an historic step on several levels. By implementing Cook County’s first electronic filing pilot project, Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown facilitated a “green” courts initiative, advanced efficiencies for attorneys and self-represented litigants, and instituted an integrated electronic filing system for the largest court system in the United States.
E-xciting! E-filing comes to Madison County By Hon. Barbara Crowder Bench and Bar, July 2009 Thanks to the approval of the Supreme Court, on April 6th, 2009 Madison County became the second county in Illinois to have e-filing.
People v. Illinois Commerce Commission: Deadline for E-filing under Illinois Commerce Commission’s regulations By Laura L. Milnichuk Civil Practice and Procedure, March 2009 In the recent Illinois Supreme Court decision of People v. Illinois Commerce Commission, the Court considered the question of whether the Illinois Commerce Commission’s regulations require documents to be electronically filed before the close of business in order to constitute timely filings and provide the appellate court with jurisdiction to hear any subsequent appeal.
E-filing in the 18th Circuit, DuPage County By Hon. Robert J. Kilander Bench and Bar, November 2005 Those of us trying to balance court services with dwindling revenue sources are constantly looking for new, more efficient ways to do the work of the court.
Review of the CM/ECF system—E-filing is mandatory for attorneys after September 30, 2005 By Patricia M. Fallon General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2005 All practitioners must file electronically before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois after September 30, 2005.
Review of the CM/ECF system—E-filing is mandatory for attorneys after September 30, 2005 By Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, September 2005 All practitioners must file electronically before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois after September 30, 2005.
E-Filing has come to DuPage County By James F. McCluskey Civil Practice and Procedure, November 2004 Effective November 15, 2004, by issuance of Order number M.R. 18368, the Illinois Supreme Court has approved the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court as a site for the initial implementation of an electronic filing pilot project.
The Federal Court will soon go “paperless” By Arthur B. Cornell, Jr. Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, May 2004 The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts in Illinois, and throughout the nation, are converting to a new "paperless" case management and electronic case filing system.
The Federal Court will soon go “paperless” By Arthur B. Cornell, Jr. Federal Civil Practice, February 2004 The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts in Illinois, and throughout the nation, are converting to a new "paperless" case management and electronic case filing system.
The Northern District continues work on electronic case filing By James F. Holderman Federal Civil Practice, February 2004 The Northern District's preparation for its transition to Electronic Case Filing ("ECF") is continuing.
The Southern District goes electronic! By J. Phil Gilbert Federal Civil Practice, February 2004 I hope that the first time you hear about the Southern District of Illinois' electronic filing system is not by receiving a "Notice of Return of Document for Failure to Electronically File Document."
E-filing in Illinois: Closer, but not there yet By Peter Mierzwa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2004 E-filing is the process of electronically transmitting documents to court instead of manually filing paper documents.
Illinois e-filing: Ready for take-off? By Peter Mierzwa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2002 Let's first define e-filing. It is the process of electronically transmitting documents to court instead of manually filing paper documents.