On January 22, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court entered Order M.R. 18368 announcing mandatory electronic filing (e-filing) for civil cases in the Illinois Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Courts. The Supreme Court Order requires e-filing through a single, centralized electronic filing manager (EFM), which will be integrated with each court’s case management system.
Mandatory statewide e-filing marks the latest step in the Court’s ongoing efforts of using technology to make the judicial system more efficient. E-filing will streamline the process for filing documents — conserving environmental resources and time while generating long-term cost savings. Read the press release »
Electronic Service Providers provide an online service to help you file your documents and act as the intermediary between the filer and e-filing system (the Courts). A number of certified electronic filing service providers (EFSP) will be available based on your needs.
The Circuit Clerk’s mandate is effective January 1, 2018. For more information on the state-wide project, click here.
We have begun working toward this mandate and will continue to update our website as we progress in this latest initiative.