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E-Business in the Illinois Judiciary - Appellate Court


STATEWIDE E-FILING

On January 22, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court entered Order M.R. 18368 announcing mandatory e-filing of civil cases in the Illinois Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Courts. The January 22, 2016, Order required e-filing through a single, centralized electronic filing manager (EFM), called eFileIL, mandated dates for the implementation of eFileIL, and included integration with each court's case management system. Since that time, e-filing has been or will be available in the Supreme Court, Appellate Court, and 91 Trial Courts by July 2017.

On May 30, 2017, the Supreme Court amended the January 22, 2016, Order to further facilitate the Illinois Courts' statewide move to an electronic filing system and respond to issues that have been raised during the initial e-filing implementation. The May 30, 2017, amended Order M.R. 18368 prohibits court and vendor fees for e-filing, exempts incarcerated pro se litigants from e-filing (subsequent filings only), and includes the implementation of a statewide remote access system called re:SearchIL.

Electronic filing is being accepted in all five districts of the Illinois Appellate Court thru the centralized EFM (eFileIL).

 

Second District Appellate Court - Elgin, Illinois

The Second District Appellate Court has been authorized and is currently operating an electronic transfer of record on appeal pilot that allows the record on appeal for cases originating in 13 counties, Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago, to be transferred electronically to the Second District Appellate Court. Attorneys, parties and the Appellate justices can electronically view, access and work from a mirror copy of the official record on appeal.

 

 

Third District Appellate Court - Ottawa, Illinois

The Third District Appellate Court has been authorized and is currently operating an electronic transfer of record on appeal pilot that allows the record on appeal for cases originating in 2 counties, Rock Island and Wil, to be transferred electronically to the Third District Appellate Court. Attorneys, parties and the Appellate justices can electronically view, access and work from a mirror copy of the official record on appeal.

 

 

Fourth District Appellate Court - Springfield, Illinois

 

 

Fifth District Appellate Court - Mt. Vernon, Illinois

The Fifth District Appellate Court has been authorized and is currently operating an electronic transfer of record on appeal pilot that allows the record on appeal for cases originating in 1 county, Clinton, to be transferred eletronically to the Fifth District Appellate Court. Attorneys, parties, and the Appellate justices can electronically view, access, and work from a mirror copy of the official record on appeal.