DuPage Circuit Court Approved for Mandatory E-Filing for Civil Law Suits
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Posted by: Deni LaPenna
November 12, 2015
For Immediate Release
Office of the Chief Judge
505 N County Farm Road Contact:
Wheaton, IL 60187 Robin L. Partin
Deputy Court Administrator
DuPAGE CIRCUIT COURT APPROVED FOR MANDATORY E-FILING FOR CIVIL LAWSUITS STARTING JANUARY 1, 2016
Chief Judge Kathryn E. Creswell and Circuit Court Clerk Chris Kachiroubas are pleased to announce that the 18th Judicial Circuit (DuPage County) has received permission from the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts to implement mandatory electronic, or e-filing, of authorized civil case types. Starting on January 1, 2016, new civil cases, as well as pleadings in existing civil matters, will be required to be filed electronically. In order to assist self-represented parties, work stations in the Circuit Clerk’s Office and assistance through the DuPage Law Library will be made available.
DuPage County is the first county in Illinois to be approved for mandatory e-filing of civil cases. Chief Judge Creswell stated, “Electronic filing provides advantages in time, labor and convenience to the Court, the Clerk and the litigants.” Circuit Clerk Kachiroubas added, “DuPage County has been e-filing since 2004 and this would be the next natural progression. Mandatory e-filing will move the State Court system into a new level of efficiency and accuracy while reducing paper and court/government overhead.” Kachiroubas stated further, “The process is simple, but meets the high standard of the Illinois Statues. Both the first–time filer and the seasoned legal professional will find the system accommodating and competent.”
There are no additional fees to e-File in DuPage County. E-File documents are immediately available on the Court record upon acceptance by the Circuit Clerk’s Office. E-File in DuPage County is online at www.i2File.net.