Beginning July 1, both the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts will ONLY accept electronically filed notices of appeal, docketing statements and appearances from the parties’ attorneys. Additionally, the reviewing courts will ONLY accept electronically filed records on appeal from the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
In order to e-file with the reviewing courts, attorneys must register at the Illinois Courts’ website. There, attorneys can also find other resources about e-filing and instructions on how to e-file.
Also beginning July 1, the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County will ONLY accept the submission of trial exhibits, reports of proceedings and supplemental records through its online portal. From this portal, the Clerk will transmit the pertinent records directly to Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts.
The portal is available on the Clerk’s website along with additional resources and instructions.