The Federal Court will soon go “paperless”
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
The Northern District's preparation for its transition to Electronic Case Filing ("ECF") is continuing. The court has been working with personnel of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in Washington, D.C. on implementing refinements and modifications to the planned system so the needs of the judges and the members of the bar are best served.
Notes from the Chair
The Section Council met in February in Springfield and decided to appoint a Council member to serve as Section Liaison to act as the point person for Section members to contact the Section Council concerning any matter that may be important to the member.
Revival of judgment revived
Illinois has a new Revival of Judgment Statute. It is found at 735 ILCS 5/2-1602. It became effective August 21, 2002.
Seventh Circuit caselaw update
In re Crawford, 324 F.3d 539 (7th Cir. 4/1/03): Debtor filed a Chapter 13 plan that sought to pay one unsecured debt faster than other unsecured debts, and classified one non-dischargeable debt for full payment.
The Southern District goes electronic!
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."