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In this modern era when technology requires speed and efficiency, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s (Clerk’s Office) web site. This site was created to provide Clerk’s Office customers with easy to use and clearly organized access to Clerk’s Office information, forms and services.  More...
IMPORTANT WARNING REGARDING “COURT HEARING” EMAIL SCAM

Please be aware that there is an email scam currently targeting individuals with the following subject line: “Hearing of your case in Court (followed by a number).” The email has an ATTACHMENT, which, if opened, CONTAINS A MALICIOUS COMPUTER VIRUS that will infect your Windows computer. This message is NOT sent by any Court. DO NOT OPEN under any circumstance, DELETE IT from your mailbox.

More information about this virus can be found at: http://www.onlinethreatalerts.com/article/2013/12/23/hearing-of-your-case-in-court-nr-virus-emails

Electronic notices sent from the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County will NEVER contain an attachment to be opened.

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CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC  DEVICES BANNED FROM ALL CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY COURTHOUSES
Beginning on January 14, 2013 by Court Order — Cell phones and electronic devices banned from all Circuit Court of Cook County Courthouses except Daley Center.
For more information visit the Circuit Court of Cook County website.
SERVICE BY E-MAIL PERMITTED
Amended Illinois Supreme Court Rule 11 — Effective January 1, 2013

A party may consent to e-mail service by listing a designated e-mail address on documents or by use of e-mail service. Any party may rescind consent of e-mail service in a case by serving a notice on all parties or the attorneys of record. A party or attorney who has rescinded consent to e-mail service in a case may not serve another party or attorney by e-mail in that case. Please review and comply with amended Illinois Supreme Court Rule 11.
FORM OF PAPERS
Amended Illinois Supreme Court Rule 131 — Effective January 1, 2013

In civil proceedings, papers filed by parties who will accept service by e-mail shall include the statement “Service via e-mail will be accepted at [e-mail address].” Please review and comply with amended Illinois Supreme Court Rule 131.
PERSONAL IDENTITY INFORMATION REMOVAL/REDACTION REQUIRED
New Illinois Supreme Court Rule 138 — Effective July 1, 2013, Amended January 1, 2014

In civil proceedings, personal identity information shall not be included in documents or exhibits filed with the court. Personal identity information is: Social Security numbers; individual taxpayer-identification numbers; birth dates [effective 1/1/15]; names of individuals known to be minors [effective 1/1/15]; driver’s license numbers; financial account numbers; debit and credit card numbers; and any other information ordered by the court. Redacted filing of personal identity information for the public record shall only include: the last four digits of the Social Security or taxpayer-identification number; the year of the individual’s date of birth; the minor’s initials; the last four digits of the driver’s license number; the last four digits of the financial account number; and the last four digits of the debit and credit card number. When the filing of personal identity information in its entirety is required by law, court order, or is otherwise necessary to effect disposition of a matter, the filing and attachments shall be filed under seal in a document titled NOTICE OF PERSONAL IDENTITY INFORMATION WITHIN COURT FILING. This rule does not apply to cases filed confidentially and not for public inspection. Please review and comply with Illinois Supreme Court Rule 138.
FILING OF DISCOVERY
Amended Illinois Supreme Court Rule 201 — Effective January 1, 2013

In civil proceedings, no discovery may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court except by order of court. Please review and comply with amended Illinois Supreme Court Rule 201.

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the mission of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County to serve the citizens of Cook County and the participants in the judicial system in an efficient, effective and ethical manner.  All services, information  and court records will be provided with courtesy and cost efficiency.


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