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Transferring a Chancery Case to Another Judge or Location


You must obtain an order entered by the judge to whom the case is assigned transferring the case to the presiding judge of the division or district where the case is pending.

The presiding judge of the division or district where the case is pending will then sign the bottom portion of the initial transfer order transferring the case to the presiding judge of the division or district to which the case is being transferred. The case will then be assigned in accordance with the customary procedure of the new division or district.  Check with the Judge's clerk for the proper transfer form order (Click here to go to Chief Judge's Office website).  Note that the parties may have to pay an additional filing fee if fees in the transferee court are higher (Circuit Court of Cook County General Order 1.3, Subparagraph (f)).