attorney-mandatory-efiling-january-1From Diana Garcia, paralegal for Amata Law Office Suites

It appears that the Clerk of the Circuit Court was not as ready as they would’ve liked to be for the mandatory e-filing deadline that was to go into effect on January 1, 2018.

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk, Dorothy Brown, and Chief Judge, Tim Evans, filed a joint request to push back the start date a full year to January 1, 2019, stating that their vendor could not fully meet the deadline. The Illinois Supreme Court provided a six-month extension for Cook County to prepare yet again for mandatory electronic filing and has also ordered the following:

April 1, 2018

May 1, 2018

July 1, 2018

There are still a few other counties where e-filing is not yet mandatory. The following are the last remaining stragglers: DeKalb, Madison, McHenry, Winnebago (early 2018) and DuPage (July 1, 2019).